Changing the conversation about work and cancer



We offer confidential 1-2-1 coaching for your employees and their partners/spouses, over the phone or face to face. At the same time we offer unlimited confidential advice and guidance to the coachee’s line manager and to HR to ensure the best outcome for all concerned.

We use a variety of coaching approaches to address the physical and psychological impact of cancer. Our coaching significantly complements and enhances EAP and Occupational Health services.

These are some of the issues* we typically discuss with individuals during coaching.

Watch a short film showing one of our coachees, Mandy Goodman, talking to Barbara Wilson about the benefits she derived from her coaching.

The coaching process

Coaching is tailored to each person’s specific needs. It’s flexible and is arranged on a session by session basis but typically involves:

Coaching typically covers:

To find out more about our coaching services, please get in touch


We run training sessions about ‘work and cancer’ for managers and employees on a bespoke basis depending on an organisation’s needs.

We also run Train the Trainer programmes for employers/HR teams keen to run an employee programme themselves. As part of this we provide a Train the Trainer manual of materials including relevant case studies, and can also provide access to our Best Practice Guides for Employees, Line Managers, Carers and Colleagues.

Typically, our training programmes are 1 hour, 90 minutes or half a day in length with the longer programmes being highly interactive, using relevant, sometimes bespoke, case studies. We also run sessions as part of wider events on health and wellbeing, or employment law.

Our programmes on work and cancer normally cover:

These sessions can also be supported by WWC’s Best Practice Guides.

You are welcome to join one of our Open Workshops on managing cancer at work. Visit our Events page to find out about when the next Open Workshop is taking place.

If you would like further information on the training we provide, please contact us.


In addition to providing a variety of training workshops and webinars, we provide tailored consultancy services for employers, advising on:

Cancer Network/Cancer Buddy Support

If your organisation is considering setting up an internal cancer support network or buddy scheme to support employees affected by cancer then we can help. We can provide guidance and advice as required on setting up, and managing, a cancer buddy scheme or network whether that’s helping you create a framework for your scheme, considering what you need to do and how, or recruiting and training buddies or facilitators. Providing cancer buddies with the tools and confidence to fulfil their role successfully and support colleagues is key. Our training typically covers:

•Understanding the role, expectations and qualities of a cancer buddy
•Boundary setting
•How the cancer buddy scheme will work
•Communication skills and tips for handling difficult conversations.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you develop or improve your support for those with cancer or other long term/ chronic health conditions, please contact us.

Drop-in Clinics

We also run ‘Drop-in Clinics’ for employers providing advice and guidance to employees with cancer, to working carers and to colleagues. 

Each ‘Clinic’ is normally half a day in length and held on client premises with employees pre-booking a 30-minute appointment during working hours.

The advice we give is strictly confidential and includes signposting to useful resources or sources of additional advice and guidance.