For the next few months we’re going to be trialling some dedicated spaces for people with particular identities or life circumstances who we know don’t usually access traditional support groups:
- Younger men with prostate cancer
- African/African Caribbean men with prostate cancer
- Gay and bisexual men with prostate cancer
- Transgender women with prostate cancer
We know that people in these categories don’t often seek support at traditional in-person support groups. We don’t know why that is, but we want to see if a dedicated online space would be a useful alternative form of support.
Obviously, conversations related to these experiences are welcome in any other topic areas as well. But we want to see if a dedicated space would make people feel more comfortable sharing.
If none of these apply to you, don’t worry! The old familiar topic areas will be just the same. But if you are part of one of these groups, please have a look, and maybe start an introduction thread so others know you’re around. If you know others who are part of these groups and might benefit, please let them know.
Q: Who can post in these areas?
A: The new areas are for posts by members with these particular life experiences. We're not blocking access for others, but we respectfully ask those who don’t have those experiences not to post there. If posts are made that seem out of place, please just use the report tool (the “!” button) to let a moderator know and we'll make changes as needed to keep the space focused on those it’s intended for.