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:

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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

Top Tips for working at home

Posted: 3rd June 2020

Over the last couple of months, more of us have had to adjust to working from home.  From our coaching sessions, we have learned that this has proved challenging for many people used to working in an office environment.  If you are still struggling to adapt, we have pulled together a few top tips which… [Read More]

Returning to work: Government and legal guidelines

Posted: 2nd June 2020

As the Government lifts lockdown measures and more employees are set to return to their places of work, people have numerous questions and anxieties. What are the ramifications of returning to work for employees? What are an employer’s responsibilities in ensuring it is safe for their employees to return to work? To get answers to… [Read More]

Going back to work as lockdown relaxes

Posted: 7th May 2020

Employers need to safeguard the health and minimise the risk of infection for all their employees but this is particularly important for those with cancer and their carers, who will be deeply concerned about infecting their vulnerable loved ones. Those with cancer and their carers will typically be nervous about…… To read more click here

One Employer’s approach to lockdown

Posted: 7th May 2020

During the lockdown a number of our clients have done an amazing job in introducing a range of initiatives to support their employees during the lockdown. One of our clients – James Hay – has put in place a number a wide variety of activities which can be done remotely during the lockdown.  Some examples… [Read More]

How HR can support an organisation when it’s leader is absent.

Posted: 17th April 2020

‘Following news that prime minister Boris Johnson was rushed into intensive care last week, this article looks at how organisations cope when their leader is absent. Barbara Wilson, WWC’s Founder, contributed to this piece describing how she managed her absence during her cancer treatment.’ A key place to start, according to research fellow at the… [Read More]

Lockdown for some – life on hold for others

Posted: 14th April 2020

WWC’s Ambassador, Stephen Bevan, has written a blog about his experience of coping with cancer during the current lockdown situation.  ‘Just a year ago I was only part way through my treatment for oesophageal cancer. I’d had chemotherapy followed by major surgery and still more chemotherapy and some radiotherapy were to follow. I’d put life… [Read More]

Can Returning to Work Have Therapeutic Benefits for Cancer Survivors? 

Posted: 6th January 2020

WWC’s Ambassador, Stephen Bevan, has written a blog about the therapeutic benefits of returning to work and the role of healthcare professionals. ‘A year ago, getting back to work was the last thing on my mind. I had just finished the first of two rounds of chemotherapy for oesophageal cancer and had spent New Year’s… [Read More]

Working With Cancer: The Past, Present and Hopes for the Future

Posted: 6th January 2020

Working With Cancer’s Founder, Barbara Wilson, has written a blog about what we do and our thoughts about improving support for all those affected by cancer in the workplace. ‘I set up WWC in 2013/2014 after leaving corporate life in 2012 where I had pursued a successful career as an HR Director in the City.… [Read More]

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