Flat Friends

Flat Friends

At a glance

Causes

  • Health and well being / research and care

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

Flat Friends UK is dedicated to supporting women who have had single or double mastectomy surgery without breast reconstruction, including those who may face such decisions now or in the future, due to either a breast cancer diagnosis or preventative surgery. We believe living without reconstruction is a positive outcome. But want all women to be supported and provided with practical information whichever surgical pathway they are considering. This is why we support women who are living flat while they wait for delayed reconstruction, as well as those who are undecided.

Activities

Build a thriving supportive community

Creating safe spaces for women to share experiences and advice with each other. These include online support and face-to-face regional and national meet ups.

 

Provide positive and practical support:

Offering advice on clothing, underwear, and living positively without reconstruction through our website and patient booklet.

 

Make a difference to women’s experiences:

Sending our literature to breast units across the UK and British Isels, to be given to all women facing a mastectomy without immediate reconstruction, so we can support them through treatment.

 

Drive a change in attitudes everywhere:

Promoting living without reconstruction as a positive outcome amongst health care professionals, media and society.

 

Seek equality for women facing mastectomy:

Ongoing research projects looking into flat closure, and balancing surgery being available to all women who want to achieve symmetry without reconstruction.

 

Supporting informed decision-making

Current opportunities

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We are looking for trustees to take responsibility for social media/marketing, fundraising, and governance. These responsibilities could be...

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We are looking for trustees to take responsibility for social media/marketing, fundraising, and governance. These responsibilities could be...

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We are looking for trustees to take responsibility for social media/marketing, fundraising, and governance. These responsibilities could be...