Myeloma UK is launching a new Peer to Peer Programme. We are recruiting for volunteers who are willing to share their experiences of myeloma and related conditions with people seeking support, as Peer Buddies and Peer Discussion Forum Volunteers. We would also like to recruit carers and family members who are willing to provide support to other carers and family members.
What is a Peer to Peer Programme?
A Peer to Peer Programme is a form of Peer Support. Put simply, Peer Support is when people use their experiences in common to help each other. There is a growing evidence base which shows that Peer Support programmes are of benefit to people living with chronic health conditions such as myeloma or a related condition, and their family members and carers. Rather than having to explain what it’s like to live with myeloma or a related condition, a Peer already knows. For people seeking support, that can be a huge relief.
Myeloma UK recognises that people who have experience of myeloma or supporting someone with myeloma have first-hand knowledge which is invaluable to others, and this new programme will help people exchange these experiences.