Changing the conversation about work and cancer

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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]

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]

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]

Combating Cancer feature in The Times 16th October 2019

Posted: 16th October 2019

Working With Cancer recently contributed to a special ‘Combating Cancer’ feature which appeared in The Times on 16th October. The full article was commissioned by Raconteur and can be found here and at https://www.raconteur.net/combating-cancer-2019).   Our contribution is in the article ‘Dealing with Cancer in the Workplace’ on Page 10’.

Five common misconceptions about Cancer at work

Posted: 29th April 2019

Working With Cancer’s Founder and Director, Barbara Wilson, has contributed an article to The HR Director Magazine: ‘In the UK, there are currently 900,000 people of working age living with cancer, and the impressive increase in survival rates (in the UK cancer survival for 10 or more years has doubled from 24% to 50%)  means that… [Read More]

Changing the Conversation around Work and Cancer

Posted: 11th April 2019

Our Ambassador, Liz O’Riordan, has written a blog about her experience of returning to work after her cancer diagnosis. ‘ I spent most of my working life treating patients with cancer, but until I was diagnosed with cancer myself, I had no idea what a huge impact cancer would have on my own working life. … [Read More]

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