THE GREATEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE IS YOUR TIME
USE YOUR EXPERIENCE
As someone who has already been through the treatment for bone sarcoma, you are in a unique position to share your experience with others. You might be connected to someone newly diagnosed or with someone who has had multiple surgeries. Either way, they are in need of someone to speak to.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The emotional and mental impact of bone sarcoma is felt by many through the whole process of diagnosis, treatment and after treatment. Your peer support is likely to be of enormous value at every stage and will make a huge difference.
DO IT ON YOUR SCHEDULE
We would encourage you to think about the time you could dedicate to supporting a mentee. Everyone’s commitments will be different. Once connected to a mentee, it will be up to the two of you to decide how often to talk and by what means.
WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A MENTOR
Providing emotional support to another person with bone sarcoma may not be easy. Their path could be a difficult one, which means your guidance is even more vital. In order to provide the best support possible we look for more than someone who's had a bone sarcoma. The key values we look for:
Relevant shared experience
Respect for confidentiality
Respect for others
Appropriate advice / judgement
Your own support network
HOW TO REQUEST TO BE A MENTOR
Complete your details by clicking the Request button below
Alternatively call us on 0330 133 4314 (this is an unattended answerphone service and we will get back to you)
We will get in touch to talk to you and assess your suitability
If accepted, BSPS will send you an introductory email
Once we get your first match we will provide the introduction
You can then agree with the mentee how often you want to communicate, topics etc
We offer the service only to those over 18 and based in the UK.