Changing the conversation about work and cancer

People who have/had Cancer

Finding Balance and Growth – one New Zealand GP’s experience

Posted: 28th July 2021

In this article, Anne Mathieson, a GP based in New Zealand, shares her experience of returning to work after treatment for Stage 3 Bowel Cancer, and just as the COVID pandemic started to unfold. ‘I took a break from working as a GP when I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Bowel Cancer in April 2019.… [Read More]

Returning to the workplace after July 19 2021: Tips for those with cancer and those who are immune suppressed either permanently or temporarily

Posted: 19th July 2021

Introduction On 19 July the government lifted the remaining Covid restrictions in England. Face masks are no longer legally required (although guidance suggests wearing masks would still be advisable in enclosed and crowded places, and face masks continue to be mandatory on TfL services) The 2 metre (or 1 metre plus) social distancing rule has… [Read More]

Navigating a career after cancer: Christine Lydon

Posted: 29th January 2021

Christine Lydon is an associate content director at FleishmanHillard Fishburn and is also co-chair of Omnicom’s Open DisAbility steering group.  ‘There is, of course, no ideal time to be diagnosed with cancer. After all, in a typical year, there are weddings to attend, birthdays to celebrate and careers to forge. Who would welcome the upheaval… [Read More]

Getting back to work and going freelance after a diagnosis of breast cancer

Posted: 29th January 2021

Emma Tice is a writer and editor who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. In her blog she discusses the difficulties of dealing with a changing breast cancer diagnosis and her experience setting up a business in the middle of the pandemic. ‘Like many, my cancer diagnosis came out of the blue. I’d just… [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

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]

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]

Working with cancer and starting a business

Posted: 19th November 2019

Guest writer, Adele King (www.transcendence-coaching.com) is an accredited Coach, NLP practitioner, Change Consultant and Speaker.  She has written a blog for us about her experiences of living with cancer and her return to work: ‘I first contemplated writing this article back in spring of this year. My mind brimming with thoughts and ideas, I couldn’t… [Read More]

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