Check In & Chat

YBTC is constantly working to find new ways of offering support and we know the importance of speaking to someone who really understands.

Check In & Chat is a peer support scheme which "buddies up" people going through a difficult time who need support with a volunteer who has been in a similar situation and who just "gets it".

Scroll to read a little bit more about how the scheme works and how to get involved.

How it works

We know how important it is to speak to someone who has been through what you're going through. Whether you are a patient, relative, carer or someone who has sadly lost a loved one, you can sign up to receive one-to-one support.

We will match you with a volunteer who has been through a similar situation and would like to help by offering conversation, compassion and companionship. You and your volunteer can decide on the best way to communicate, whether that's over text, by phone or in person, and can commit to catching up as frequently or infrequently as you like to fit around your schedule.

How to get involved

Get support

If you are going through a difficult experience, it might be incredibly helpful to speak to someone who has been through the same journey. If you'd be interested in speaking one-to-one with one of our volunteers, get in touch with us by emailing or calling 0113 340 0111.

Volunteer as a Chat Buddy

Check In & Chat is an opportunity for you to support someone who has had their life impacted by a brain tumour. We're looking for people who can talk to individuals at a time when they need it most. The role involves a one-to-one conversation where you will commit to offer compassion and companionship to someone who would like some support. 

To find out more about the role and apply to be a volunteer, please click here.

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