Changing the conversation about work and cancer


Lieve Wierinck MEP discusses ‘Transforming Breast Cancer Together’ with Barbara Wilson

Posted: 23rd July 2018

Lieve Wierinck MEP is leading an exciting new initiative in which we are delighted to be participating with the aim of transforming breast cancer care in the EU.  This interview with Lieve is part of the ‘String of Pearls’, a series of initiatives aimed at improving services for women in Europe with breast cancer and… [Read More]

Barbara Wilson interview in HRD Connect – Working with Cancer

Posted: 19th July 2018

Barbara Wilson was recently interviewed by HRD Connect, a publication for Senior HR leaders, about her experience of a cancer diagnosis in the workplac​e.  She also​ provides useful ​and important ​advice for employers and employees on how to support a ​colleague returning to work ​after a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Read the full interview here

Woman & Home Magazine – an interview with Barbara Wilson

Posted: 9th August 2017

An interview with Barbara Wilson appears in the September issue of Woman & Home magazine.  Barbara talks about what inspired her to set up Working with Cancer, and the support she received from the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE). Read the full article here

Life after Cancer

Posted: 17th July 2017

This powerful blog by Chloe Fox, posted in the Sunday Times on 9th July, describes how a cancer diagnosis gets all of us to ask some fundamental questions of ourselves. “Cancer locks you inside your own body and out of your own life….It forces you to ask yourself the one question that only you can… [Read More]

Cancer at Work: An Interview with Barbara Wilson

Posted: 28th April 2017

Read Barbara Wilson’s interview with the Harley Street Concierge Blog  in the first in a series of articles about Cancer in the Workplace.  Barbara discusses a variety of topics including her personal experience ​of​ breast cancer; ​how ​companies ​could improve their ​support​ for​ employees​ and ​what you ​should ​do if you’re feeling unsupported at work ​Read the full article here

Working together towards recovery

Posted: 9th March 2017

For International Women’s Day Barbara was interviewed by the Daily Telegraph for their special supplement on Diversity in the Workplace. Read Daily Telegraph article here (PDF)

An MP’s experience and advice about working with cancer: Jo Churchill

Posted: 26th April 2016

“It’s really important employers understand that when they are dealing with somebody they are dealing with the person, not the cancer” Jo Churchill talks about her two experiences of cancer, how she dealt with it and what she learned about herself, about other people, about work and about life. Read full article here (PDF) Jo… [Read More]

The stories the newspapers don’t cover

Posted: 4th December 2015

I’m sure you will have noticed how many stories there are in the press these days about cancer. Sometimes they are about celebrities and sometimes they are about ordinary people who are coping with, living beyond and dealing with varying cancer diagnoses. These are always inspiring stories of human resilience and emotional strength in the… [Read More]

There’s no such thing as the ‘usual’ approach to cancer

Posted: 23rd October 2015

Since I started working with Macmillan and the team at Working With Cancer, I’ve learned many things about the condition. But when I’m helping organisations to support employees with, or caring for those with, cancer – there are just two that I want them to remember: Every cancer is different for every person Most people have… [Read More]

A conversation with Barbara Wilson

Posted: 7th July 2015

It has been a challenging year for Halsey Keetch, and yet we have been lucky enough to find ourselves in touch with, and supported by, some extraordinary people over the past few months. Having been affected deeply recently, both personally and professionally, by the impact of serious illness, I was drawn to the work and… [Read More]

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