We know that people with experience of myeloma have a wealth of knowledge that can be of help to others living with myeloma. Our Peer Buddy service provides the chance for patients and carers to tap into the knowledge and experience of others in a one-to-one setting.
Through our Peer Buddy service, we’ll match you up with someone who is a trained Peer Buddy, and they’ll be there to listen, understand and support you. You can share experiences, discuss issues you’re facing and get support from someone with lived experience.
All our Peer Buddies have experience of myeloma or a related condition which they are happy to share with people seeking support.
Peer Buddies will offer up to six sessions of support over a maximum of six weeks. People can receive support either over the phone or via video calls (on the video conferencing platform Zoom).
Support is available for both patients and their carers/family members, with patients supporting patients and carers/family members supporting carers/family members.
The Peer Buddy service is also available to people with related conditions, such as AL amyloidosis.
If you would like to speak to a Peer Buddy please complete the referral form and we’ll then get in touch to discuss what happens next. Please note that the person receiving support must complete the form themselves.
The Peer Buddy service is not a counselling or mental health service. If you feel you would benefit from counselling, you can get advice on how to go about this by speaking to our team on the Myeloma Infoline on 0800 980 3332 (UK) or 1800 937 773 (Ireland) or through our Ask the Nurse email service.