Coping with cancer at work

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There are currently more than 890,000 people of working age living with a cancer diagnosis. An estimated 700,000 carers of people with cancer in the UK are working full or part-time. Many more people in work have some connection to cancer via their family and circle of friends.

In this discovery session, hosted by Macmillan and CS Local, you will learn:

  • the impact a cancer diagnosis can have on the workplace
  • specific issues which affect an individual with cancer or family of someone who has been diagnosed
  • good practice in the workplace particularly in respect to difficult conversations and handling emotions

Many people with cancer continue to work after or through their treatment and employers play an important role in supporting these people.  There are challenges at the time of diagnosis, during treatment, when returning to work and afterwards.

This session provides a much needed opportunity for delegates to reflect generally about the key issues surrounding this topic and network in a relaxing environment.

Discovery Session

When: 11 January 2019 2pm to 3pm

Where: Victoria Square House

Book your place here

Tea and coffee will be provided.

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  1. Comment by Liz Harvey posted on

    On events like these, can a 2nd session be run afterwards on a telekit basis for all those who would benefit from the session but are not within easy travelling distance?

    • Replies to Liz Harvey>

      Comment by John Mark Haskey posted on

      Liz, we are looking at ways to make our events more accessible and tele/video conferencing is being considered. This particular kind of event is intense and can raise issues that need to be handled face to face so we would be cautious about offering all events remoteley.