Check In & Chat

Here at YBTC, 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".

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, who can offer 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.

To get involved by volunteering as a 'Chat Buddy', or to sign up to receive support, read the information below...

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 getting some one-to-one support from one of our volunteers, get in touch with us by emailing or calling 0113 340 0111.

Volunteer as a Chat Buddy

We're looking for people who can talk to those who have been impacted by a brain tumour, 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.

We will make every effort to find you a great match, to ensure both 'buddies' find the process as rewarding as possible. We offer full training, guidance, and ongoing supervision to help you fulfil this rewarding role.

To find out more about the role, please first read our role description and person specification by clicking here.

Once you have read these documents, please fill in an expression of interest form to sign up as a volunteer by clicking here.

If you would prefer to download and print a copy of the form, please click here. Return printed forms to Yorkshire's Brain Tumour Charity, 31 Otley Road, Leeds LS6 3AA.

After filling in your expression of interest form, Natalie will get in touch to talk you through the next steps, including organising your training. If you have any questions, please contact or call 0113 340 0111.

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