Talk to someone who has been there

The important thing to remember when you’re affected by prostate disease is that you’re not alone. There are lots of people out there who are on very similar journeys and who have had the treatments and experiences you will be facing. So, if you have prostate cancer, other prostate diseases, or if you’re the partner, family or friend of someone affected, we can help you talk to someone who’s been there.  

What is the One-to-one support service?

Our One-to-one support service offers anyone affected by prostate cancer or prostate disease the opportunity to talk with a trained support volunteer. People who have used this service have found talking with someone who has been through a similar experience really helpful. Our expert volunteers will listen to concerns and share their own personal experience to support you as you find yourself in a similar situation.

How do I get in touch with someone?

Call our Specialist Nurses on 0800 074 8383 (Text relay prefix - 18001) to ask to speak to a One-to-one support volunteer or fill in our form.

Are you a diagnosed man?

Our male volunteers can offer support to men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and prostate disease by sharing their experience of the following:

  • Active surveillance
  • Open surgery
  • Keyhole surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Brachytherapy (permanent seed)
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy as second or salvage treatment
  • High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound (HIFU) as a first or primary treatment
  • Cryotherapy as a primary or salvage treatment
  • Hormone therapy
  • BPH
  • Prostatitis
  • Impact on relationships
  • Sex life
  • Treatment side effects
  • Getting back to work

Are you a partner, friend or family member?

We also have volunteers who are partners of men diagnosed with prostate cancer. They can offer support to other partners, friends and family in the following areas:

  • Supporting a man with early stage prostate cancer
  • Supporting a man with advanced disease
  • The impact of prostate cancer on their relationship and sex life
  • Losing someone to prostate cancer

What people tell us

"I greatly benefited from speaking to the volunteers. It was helpful to hear their personal experience as it was directly related to my situation. I feel better informed about what to expect, because they have actually been through the treatments themselves and know what its like."

"My husband initially shut me out; it was his way of coping. Talking to another wife was enormously helpful and a real support for me."

Confidentiality

If you would like to speak to one of our trained volunteers, our specialist nurses will ask for a few details from you to pass onto the volunteer. These details will be stored on our confidential database. Anything you discuss with our trained volunteers will remain confidential.