Friday 7th September 2012
This month sees some changes to Macmillan’s information for teenagers and young people affected by cancer.
Visitors to click4tic.org.uk – Macmillan’s website for teenagers and young people (TIC), will be redirected to a new section of the main website.
The move will ensure that valuable information for people affected by cancer of all ages is accessible on our main site and included in Macmillan’s exciting web development plans. It also means content will be available in more flexible ways, including on mobile devices and in print-friendly downloads.
TIC was originally set up in 2005 to support teenagers and young people affected by cancer, as there was very little information about cancer available for this age group.
We really appreciate all the input the site had from charities and individuals, and will continue to work with a range of stakeholders, including young people, as we review the main website.
'Content will be available in more flexible ways, including on mobile devices'
A new online community group for 16–24 year olds was also launched on the main Macmillan site earlier this year. The group allows young people to talk to each other and to get support from Macmillan. Please signpost 16-24 year olds to our main website and new community groups for information and support.
'The community group allows young people to talk to each other and to get support from Macmillan'
At the moment, we can’t provide the level of moderation required to offer a safe, online environment for under 16s, so we signpost them to websites such as the Teenage Cancer Trust's website.
Under 16s will still be able to access our information and can contact us on Facebook or Twitter.