New app launched for CLIC Sargent’s Online Community

A new app for mobiles and tablets is to be launched by CLIC Sargent so more young people with cancer can access our Online Community.

New app launched for CLIC Sargent’s Online Community

The Online Community was launched in January to provide a supportive online space for young people who have, or have had cancer, where they can share experiences, find information and make new friends.  

More than 120 young people have joined and are regularly sharing experiences and providing mutual support online.

The new app, which is available for Apple and Android devices, means even more young people will be able to access the site.

Opportunity to share

CLIC Sargent Senior Digital Manager Helen Thomas-Fox said:  “The Online Community has been a great success so far with young people telling us they value the opportunity to share their stories online with others who know what they are going through.

"We’re delighted we can now offer the community as an app which will mean more even more young people can easily access it.”

Our commitment

The launch is part of our commitment to reach more 16 to 24-year-olds with cancer who need our support.

Over the last 10 years we have introduced two new roles to offer tailored support to young people: the CLIC Sargent Young People’s Social Worker who provide practical and emotional support and more recently the CLIC Sargent Young People’s Community Worker, who provide vital support in  the community with a focus on education, training and employment.

We’ve also conducted research into the type of support young people need, including our More than my illness report in 2010 and our latest report Coping with cancer in 2014.

These reports have given us valuable insight into how we can best support young people with cancer. 

Find out more about how we help young people with cancer.