What is One-to-one support?

The important thing to remember when you’re affected by prostate disease is that you’re not alone. There are lots of people out there who are on very similar journeys and who have had the treatments and experiences you will be facing.

So, if you have prostate cancer, other prostate diseases, or if you’re the partner, family or friend of someone affected, we can help you talk to someone who’s been there.   

Our One-to-one support service offers anyone affected by prostate cancer or prostate disease the opportunity to talk with a trained support volunteer. People who have used this service have found talking with someone who has been through a similar experience really helpful. Our volunteers will listen to your issues and concerns, and share their own personal experience to support you as you find yourself in a similar situation.

Who is it for?

One-to-one support is open to anyone affected by prostate cancer or prostate disease, whether you're a diagnosed man facing a difficult decision or family member or friend looking for support.

Support for men with prostate cancer or prostate disease

Our male volunteers can offer support to men by sharing their experience around issues such as:

  • Active surveillance
  • Open surgery
  • Keyhole surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Brachytherapy (permanent seed)
  • Brachytherapy (high dose rate)
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy as second or salvage treatment
  • High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)
  • Hormone therapy
  • BPH
  • Prostatitis
  • Impact on relationship and your sex life
  • Treatment side effects
  • Getting back to work

Support for partners, friends and family

We also have volunteers who are partners of men diagnosed with prostate cancer. They can offer support in  areas such:

  • Supporting a man with advanced disease
  • The impact of prostate cancer on your relationship and sex life
  • Losing someone to prostate cancer

One-to-one stories

I greatly benefitted from speaking to the volunteers. It was helpful to hear their personal experience as it was directly related to my situation. I feel better informed about what to expect, because they have actually been through the treatments themselves and know what its like.

My husband initially shut me out; it was his way of coping. Talking to another wife was enormously helpful and a real support for me.

  • Confidentiality  

    If you would like to speak to one of our trained volunteers, our Specialist Nurses will ask for a few details from you to pass onto the volunteer. These details will be stored on our confidential database. Anything you discuss with our trained volunteers will remain confidential.