The play and film, 'A Space for Sharing' (breast cancer online health forums)

In 2016 we developed the play, 'A Space for Sharing' to convey through drama our key research findings from the research undertaken at Sheffield on online health forums ( The play is the result of collaboration between Sheffield researchers and the professional theatre company Dead Earnest, resulting in a powerful and memorable drama telling the stories of five fictional women diagnosed with breast cancer who gain support from an online health forum. The play is based on the Breast Cancer Care online health forum, and the charity has endorsed the play as an authentic portrayal of their online health forum.

Please be aware that the content of the film is of an emotional nature which some viewers may find sad or distressing.

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University of Sheffield 'A Space for Sharing' project, and Dead Earnest
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