Changing the conversation about work and cancer

People who have/had Cancer

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]

Back to Work in post-treatment ‘Limbo’ – a blog from our new Ambassador, Stephen Bevan

Posted: 22nd September 2019

Our new Ambassador, Stephen Bevan, shares his experience of returning to work following his cancer diagnosis and treatment. ‘It is now a year since my diagnosis of oesophageal cancer was confirmed. I’ve now emerged from 10 months of treatment and I am dipping my toe – tentatively – back into the world of work. I’ve… [Read More]

Finding my new ‘normal’: A journey of self-discovery

Posted: 22nd September 2019

Guest writer and former WWC coachee, Fay Field, has written a blog for us about her journey of self-discovery following her cancer diagnosis and treatment. ‘I was thinking about what sort of things I would talk about in relation to the title of this piece, and like most things cancer-wise it’s incredibly subjective. I remember… [Read More]

New article from guest writer, Harmer Parr: The Melvyn Files

Posted: 31st July 2019

Guest Writer, Harmer Parr, showed how keeping a sense of humour helped him put cancer in its place in an earlier article for WWC.  In his latest blog, he provides an update on his immunotherapy treatment: ‘In October 2017 I was diagnosed with a cancer in my right shin bone. It had been hurting for… [Read More]

Returning to work and making changes

Posted: 22nd July 2019

Guest writer, Sara Liyanage, is a part-time solicitor and the founder of www.tickingoffbreastcancer.com, a website dedicated to helping people through their breast cancer treatment.  She has written a third blog for us about her experiences of returning to work: ‘I thought it seemed rather fitting to start writing this third and final article in my… [Read More]

WWC partners with Teenage Cancer Trust to help young people manage work after cancer

Posted: 22nd July 2019

WWC Associate, Sarah Dawson, shares her experience of training and coaching young cancer survivors to manage work and cancer: ‘A cancer diagnosis is devastating at any age, but for a young person it can cause a particular kind of anguish. How do you face conversations and situations most adults would struggle with, before you’ve even had… [Read More]

Understanding the invisible by Lynne, a 45 year old working mum…..

Posted: 15th May 2019

Lynne, a 45 year old working mum, has written a blog about living with the effects of  ‘secondary’ cancer. “It’s not easy supporting a colleague who is working with cancer – we all recognise that – but for those of us with metastatic or ‘secondary’ cancer, it feels like we have an invisible illness which… [Read More]

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