Community Cancer Champion Training (3 x sessions)

16 May 2024 — 09:00 - 11:00

16 May 2024 — 09:00 - 11:00
Status: Spaces Available

Training for people in the Community to become Cancer Champions to promote Health and Wellbeing. Run by Cancer Research & Black Country ICB

This training will aim to improve early diagnosis of cancer, addressing some of the health inequalities. Talking helps breakdown fear and barriers. This training program is designed in conjunction with Cancer Research UK, and will give participants the knowledge and confidence to have conversations in their community about cancer prevention, myth busting and early diagnosis.

This training will take place over 3 sessions via Microsoft Teams and all sessions must be completed to finish the course, the details of each session are below.

The role simply requires you to take top tips and best practice back to your community and setting and help to improve awareness around cancer screening and early diagnosis.

The training is completely free of charge, but the expectation will be for each champion to complete the courses and be an active member of the group and network of local cancer champions.

As a Community Cancer Champion, we would like you to:

• Attend all 3 separate, two hour-long training sessions via MS teams. The sessions will be delivered and supported by local GPs, local cancer screening leads.

You will be able to develop your own local led action plans based on what you think should be prioritised in your community. This will help us, to help you, develop things you can do in your community that will have significant impact on a patient’s likelihood of surviving cancer.

The programme for the sessions – all virtual via Teams

Cancer Champion Session 1- Let’s Talk Cancer; Thursday 16th May, 09.00am-11.00am

Cancer Champion Session 2- The 3 Screening programs; Thursday 13th June, 09.00am - 11.00am 

Cancer Champion Session 3 – Networks /Signposting; Thursday 11th July, 09.00am - 10.30am

No prior skills or knowledge around cancer is required at all as full training is given. All we want is for you to want to help improve patient outcomes.

You will receive ongoing support once the course is completed and you may receive invitations to any network event with other cancer champions across Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell and Wolverhampton, to share good ideas and lessons learnt.

You must attend all 3 training sessions to complete the training and received your certificate, badge and pen.

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Event Details


16 May 2024 — 09:00 - 11:00


Spaces Available