Like everyone else we have had to make many changes to the way we work and to our upcoming plans, but we are still here to provide support for anyone affected by lymphoma, now more than ever.
We are all working from home but our team have quickly settled into their new working arrangements, ensuring that our essential support and information services, including our Helpline and Live Chat, are still running. Whilst we can’t give medical advice around an individual’s situation, the team can still offer emotional support or a listening ear and general information about lymphoma. Please bear with us as we are extremely busy, and if you can’t get through to us first time then please leave us a message or try again later. Don’t forget that our website contains a wealth of information and all of our publications such as our Introduction to Lymphoma booklet are available to download.
Although we have had to stop our face to face Support Groups for the time-being, postpone our Live your Life Workshops and cancel our Lymphoma Focus Day (national conference), we are working hard to identify alternative ways that to connect with you. We now have an information section on our website dedicated to COVID-19, which will be kept up to date with information from the government, frequently asked questions, and sources of practical and emotional support. On the 27 March, we launched our UK wide virtual Support Group, Lymphoma Action Support UK. Anyone affected by lymphoma in the UK can ask to join the group on Facebook and connect with others to share their experiences and offer each other support.
Whilst for the short term, we cannot deliver our services in the ‘traditional’ way, we are determined to maintain the strong sense of community that our services provide and that our supporters love. Please keep checking in with us via our website and social media channels, which will be kept up to date with the latest information.
In the coming weeks, we will also be sharing a series of stories on our news page about fun activities that can be done at home – either to raise funds to support us in continuing our work, or simply to raise a smile.
The current situation is causing a lot of uncertainty and worry, but our message to anyone that has been affected by lymphoma is that we are here for you as always - you are not alone.