What We Do
One in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime. Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with cancer and you can expect the incidence of cancer in the workplace to increase. The good news is that more and more of us are surviving and living with cancer for many years. But you may need help on this journey either if you’re experiencing cancer yourself, or if you want to make sure you and your managers are knowledgeable, equipped, and ready to respond. Our trainers, coaches and policy advisors are all senior professionals from a wide range of industries who have experienced cancer and bring that lived experience and insight to support you.
- For employers
- For people affected by cancer (including working carers)
- For health professionals
- For cancer charities and social enterprises
Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with cancer and you can expect the incidence of cancer in the workplace to increase. It’s essential that you and your managers are knowledgeable, equipped, and ready to respond.
One in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime but the good news is that more and more of us are surviving and living with cancer for many years.
Being able to work is something that most cancer survivors want to do for many reasons, not least because it provides financial independence, but mainly because it provides a sense of normality. Cancer survivors and working carers are also protected against discrimination in the workplace and the former must be offered reasonable adjustments to return to work.
We can provide you and your team with:
- Coaching and advice for employees and carers (with unlimited advice for their line managers and HR) affected by cancer to help them successfully return to or remain in work.
- Consultancy advice for employers on return to work policies and processes, including setting up support groups or buddying networks for those with chronic illnesses or who are returning to work after a period of long-term absence.
- Training workshops from one hour to half a day in length, including webinars, covering all aspects of managing work and cancer. These are provided for HR professionals, line managers and health professionals.
- Drop-in Clinics providing advice and guidance to employees affected by cancer including carers.
- Best practice guides – Working with Cancer has written four comprehensive best practice guides which can be ordered as print or digital downloads.
For people affected by cancer
We can provide you with
- One-to-one coaching if you aren’t supported by your employer, or are self-employed
- Career advice – typically, cancer has a profound experience on the lives of those living with a cancer diagnosis and most of the job seekers we work with seek support and advice about their careers and their work during or after cancer treatment.
- A career coaching workbook
- Webinars or workshops that are free or offered for a donation to help guide you through your options
For health professionals
We run a wide variety of training workshops for health professionals, e.g. Occupational Health, Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists and other medical experts.
We also have a special arrangement in place for doctors who are in financial need whereby they can apply to have their coaching funded.
More information can be found here.
For cancer charities and social enterprises
We run a wide variety of training workshops and provide coaching support for cancer patients and survivors on how to manage work and cancer, return to work or find employment, via the charities they use. Our workshops can vary from one hour to half a day in length. For more information about our training and coaching please contact us.
“Everyone with a cancer diagnosis who is employed or who has the potential to be employed, and carers too, should receive support to remain in or return to employment”
Macmillan Cancer Support