Changing the conversation about work and cancer

Articles

Blogs and articles written for various organisations about managing work and cancer. We have organised these according to whether you are: someone who has/has had cancer; an HR professional or a policy maker about managing cancer in the workplace; a line manager; a carer, colleague or supporter of someone with cancer. Choose from the options below:

Or, click here to view a full list of articles.

UK Furlough January 2021: what you need to know.

Posted: 14th January 2021

As we navigate another lockdown that may last until 31 March 2021, WWC’s Associate, Génevie Kuiper-Isaacson, provides some essential guidance on the amended furlough rules. The full article can be found here

Cancer, work and Covid 19: Line managers and HR play a critical role. By Barbara Wilson

Posted: 9th December 2020

….‘These managers, supported and empowered by HR, helped our coachees feel part of the team; they felt reassured, valued, not forgotten, and more in control of their lives. And regaining control over your life after a cancer diagnosis is an important milestone on the road to recovery.’ As one might expect, some people have had… [Read More]

Helping to rebuild and reshape the working lives of those affected by cancer. By Barbara Wilson. 

Posted: 9th December 2020

‘………. the critical assumption employers tend to make, a common error, is that they will be dealing with exactly the same person who went off sick some months ago, that they will soon be ‘back to normal’. So, what else can an employer do to support an employee who is still coming to terms with… [Read More]

A Nurse’s Experience of COVID 19, cancer and working from home

Posted: 8th December 2020

Anne Wareing, a WWC coachee, shares her experience as a nurse dealing with COVID 19, cancer and working from home. I began this year with a new job, new uniform and a plan for returning to work as a nurse after my diagnosis and treatment for Non–Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2019.  I was looking forward to… [Read More]

CANCER AND COACHING: LESSONS IN SELF-KINDNESS AND LEARNING TO EMBRACE THE UNKNOWN

Posted: 8th December 2020

Claire Slade, a WWC coachee and former senior partner in a GP practice, has written a blog about trying to come to terms with her bowel cancer diagnosis. As a 40 year old, who has just retired from her GP partnership, you would be forgiven for thinking I might not be the best advert for… [Read More]

Developing the WWC Career Coaching Workbook

Posted: 29th September 2020

WWC Associate, Sarah Dawson, explains how WWC’s Career Coaching Workbook was created.  Read the full article here

What we are learning about work and cancer during Covid 19

Posted: 29th September 2020

WWC’s founder, Barbara Wilson, writes about the impact of Covid on the people we are coaching to try and draw some initial conclusions.   Read the full article here

Return to work

Posted: 21st September 2020

Workers across the UK are being encouraged to return to their workplaces as the COVID-19 ‘lockdown’ eases and concerns over the economic fortunes of City centres grow………… My own research looking at working life during ‘lockdown’ has shown that emotional wellbeing was under real pressure very early on and, despite some improvements, it remains fragile… [Read More]

Cancer and lockdown: How it’s affecting us all

Posted: 5th June 2020

It’s been a surreal 10 weeks since lockdown began which has posed enormous challenges for everyone, including WWC.   Our coachees have been affected in many different ways but we have learned a lot in supporting them and we wanted to share some of this with you. There is something for everyone here: for employees with… [Read More]

Top tips for working at home with children

Posted: 4th June 2020

In yesterday’s post, we provided top tips for working from home.  However, it becomes more challenging if you’re trying to combine working from home and looking after children.    To find some guidance on establishing a routine and organising your day, please click here

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