Changing the conversation about work and cancer


Palliative Perceptions

2nd May 2024


In this second article, Harmer Parr writes about his palliative care, which is often rather misunderstood, and how he and his family are adapting to this new stage in his life.

I’ve been on palliative care for two months now. As I revealed in my last article, I was transferred for hospital to hospice. While death is a long-established taboo subject, I’ve discovered that the words ‘hospice’ and ‘palliative’ create their own frisson as well. Can friends send you a message asking simply how you are? Do they wonder if this implies the question: ‘are you dead yet? ’Well, the answer to that question is that I’m still around. I was told to ‘think months not years’ and I’m determined not to be short-changed.’

How to navigate the transition from cancer treatment to the workplace

4th April 2024


An article by our founder, Barbara Wilson, about how to navigate the transition from cancer treatment to the workplace recently appeared in UNLEASH magazine. ‘Cancer isn’t just a concern for individuals, it is also a risk for organizations. More and more people of working age are getting cancer, and it is high time that employers step… [Read More]

Home Straight

19th March 2024


WWC regular contributor, Harmer Parr, has previously updated us about his advanced cancer, Melvyn the Melanoma. Harmer is now, as he puts it, on the ‘home straight’ having been discharged from the hospital and having further treatment, and now in the hands of his hospice team and excellent GP.

Cancer Survival – Why Staying Positive is Never Enough

24th October 2023


Stephen Bevan, Principal Associate at the Institute of Employment Studies and an Ambassador for Working With Cancer, offers an insight into his quest to stay upbeat for those around him since his terminal cancer diagnosis.

Aorta: A Good News Story


WWC regular contributor, Harmer Parr, has previously updated us about Melvyn the Melanoma, but in this article he shares the story of a new ‘private assassin’ – his aorta. Don’t know what that is and what it does? Read on.

Anxiety and returning to work

1st August 2023


In this article our Associate Genevie Isaacson, an Employment Lawyer, offers some good practice guidelines for employers to support their employees in making a successful return to work.

CANNES – June 19, 2023

20th June 2023


Today, five months after its launch in Davos and subsequent global wake-up call at the Super Bowl, Working with Cancer has been recognised by Cannes Lions with the Grand Prix for Good, designed to celebrate the use of creativity to positively impact not only business and brand, but also the world at large. You’ll find… [Read More]

Sharing my experience with breast cancer

27th April 2023


In this article, our Ambassador, Gail Kenny, shares her experience of receiving a breast cancer diagnosis.

A Last Hurrah? Reflections on a Terminal Diagnosis

3rd April 2023


WWC Ambassador Stephen Bevan, head of HR Research Development for the Institute of Employment Studies (IES), offers a personal reflection on the emotional impact of a terminal cancer diagnosis for him and his family.

New research reveals 71% of workers with cancer in the UK fear telling their colleagues about their diagnosis

31st January 2023


London – 31 January 2023 – Working with Cancer, the cross-industry coalition formed by Publicis Groupe to erase the stigma and insecurity of cancer at work, is launching a global ‘wake-up call’ urging everyone to play their part in supporting colleagues with cancer ahead of World Cancer Day, 4th February. New research, run by Publicis Groupe UK polling 1,000… [Read More]

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