Finding your online feet – a guide to Maggie's online community

by Robyn_maggies

Welcome! You may have come across Maggie's online community by accident or design. Now you are here, you are welcome to have a look round as a guest to see what we offer. 

You can read our blogs without registering but, if you register and become a member of Maggie's online community you will have access to much more. 

Registered members are able to post in our conversation forum, blogs and personal journals, and to message our professional team as well as other members.

I have registered – what next?

Once you have registered for an online community it can sometimes seem difficult taking the next step, some suggestions to get you started:

  • You could try posting a comment in the conversations to let other members of our online community know you are here. 
  • You could start by reading through some blogs from Maggie's. There's a whole mix of topics from helping you to manage emotions or side effects to blogs on cancer and healthy eating or benefits and allowances. Visit the blog section
  • You may like to have a read through existing conversations and see if someone else has similar experience to you. 
  • You may choose to join in a conversation, or click on their username, to visit the author's profile to find out more about them, or maybe to send a private message. 

If you aren’t sure what to write about, or just don't feel quite ready, perhaps have a read through my “just ask” blog which will help you to know more about who is likely to see your post and what others write about  and why you may sometimes choose to send your message privately.

Who are the online team?

Sue_maggies and myself Robyn_maggies are experienced cancer nurses. We work as Cancer Support Specialists and are on hand for help, information or when you need a quiet word – you can find out more about how we can help in my blog post What are Cancer Support Specialists?

Tom_maggies is our online benefits advisor. He can help you to find out more about benefits and allowances which you may be entitled to as a result of your diagnosis. 

Registered members are able to message any of the online team privately and we will help you to find the support, you need. Maggie's online community is staffed Monday – Friday (9am-5pm) We aim to reply to personal; messages within 24 hours or the next working day.

 if you need some  help  out of hours working out how  to find/edit profiles post messages and blog You may also find our 'how to....' blog helpful   it  has step by step guides.

Whether visiting us online or in our centres, Maggie’s is here to offer you the information and support you need to help you to manage whatever situation you find yourself in as a result of cancer. By talking with our friendly online community and/or our professional online team we can help you to find the practical and emotional support that Maggie’s and other organisations, have to offer anyone affected by cancer. 

Best wishes,