Black Country Local Community Cancer Champion Project

Would you be interested in volunteering to become a Local Community Cancer Champion?

Walsall CCG is participating in a Black Country-wide project aiming to increase public awareness of Cancer Screening programmes and thus increase uptake of Breast, Bowel and Cervical screening and therefore improve early diagnosis.

We are seeking to recruit and educate Volunteers and equip them with the skills to develop and implement signposting within their communities to improve outcomes in relation to prevention, screening and early diagnosis of cancer.

As Community Cancer Champions, we would like you to:

  • attend 3, three-hour long training sessions in February, March and April. Followed by a 2 hours follow up and celebratory event in May.
  • Develop your own community-led action plans based on what you think should be prioritised in your community.
  • Share, and receive, ideas and best-practice with other people from other communities, just like yours.

The first workshop for Walsall is being held on February 25th 10am-1pm at Forest Arts Centre, Walsall

Please contact Lyn Waldron, Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse if you want to know more about this project or are interested in volunteering to become a Local Community Cancer ChampionCall 01922 721172 – ext.7872 or email Lyn.waldron@walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk

Talk Cancer workshop 1
Cancer awareness training for Cancer Champions

  • Date: 25th February 2020
    Time: 10am-1pm
    Venue: Forest Arts Centre, Walsall

What is Talk Cancer?
Delivered by Cancer Research UK trainers with nursing and pharmacy backgrounds, our workshops equip and empower you to raise cancer awareness in your community by:

  • Increasing your knowledge of key messages around cancer prevention, screening and early diagnosis
  • Building your confidence to talk to the public about cancer
  • Helping you to encourage people to make lifestyle changes, access local services and visit their GP promptly with any concerns.

Who is it for?
Anyone who can promote health and wellbeing in their community.

How do I sign up?
For more information or to sign-up please contact Tracy Cresswell, Healthwatch Manager, Healthwatch Wolverhampton Freephone: 0800 470 1944 Direct line: 01902 810180