Age UK has sent us an invitation for members to attend free online MacMillan ‘Understanding Cancer’ training.
These workshops are designed for everyday lay-people or professionals, who have been or may be approached by someone who has a diagnosis of cancer, or is affected in a more indirect way.
They are for anyone who may come into contact with a friend, family member or colleague who is in some way affected by cancer, whether they are carers or the person directly.
They are designed to give people some basic knowledge about cancer, and to provide the tools and ability to have a conversation and signpost to the support which may be needed.
The workshops are completely non-clinical, interactive and informative.
Our next training sessions are:
An Introduction To Cancer
Wednesday 6 July 10am-11.30am
Good Conversations, Information and Signposting
Wednesday 13 July 10am-11.30am
Psychological and Social Impact of Cancer
Wednesday 27 July 10am-11.30am
Whilst the sessions are advertised as three separate events, Age UK advises anyone interested to attend all three, this way it really puts them into context and perspective.
Al our workshops are repeated bi-monthly, so if you are unable to attend one month, you can catch up again at a later stage.
If you are interested, please contact Kerstin Peters-Gauld, Age UK Helpline Adviser, know so she can sign you up and send you the appropriate links to the sessions:
Age UK Helpline Advisor
Macmillan Community Navigator