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Answer Cancer in Manchester - The Whole Works: Cancer Champion Training

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St Thomas Centre

Ardwick Green North

Manchester

M12 6FZ

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Answer Cancer is a Voluntary Community & Social Enterprise sector-led response to cancer in Greater Manchester. It is the working name of the Greater Manchester Cancer Screening Engagement Programme, a Voluntary Sector partnership working to improve cancer awareness across the region.

What: Free: The Whole Works - Cancer Champion Training Session

This training session aims to increase peoples knowledge and understanding of cancer, the importance of cancer screening and how screening protects and saves thousands of lives each year. This training will equip people with the skills to promote positive health messages about cancer screening that they can share with family, friends and the wider community. This training is a 2 and a half hour interactive session incorporating all three screening programmes.

Training objectives:

By the end of the session learners will:

  • Have a greater understanding of the Answer Cancer programme and its objectives

  • Have a greater understanding of what Cancer is; stats & figures, risk factors, signs & symptoms, the importance of early detection and seeing a GP

  • Understand the importance of the 3x NHS Cancer Screening Programmes; What's involved, Eligibility, risk factors, protection and prevention messaging, results and sharing key messages

  • How to sign-up to become a Greater Manchester Cancer Champion

  • Make a 'Plan' to share learning with others and 'turn learning into practice'

Who: We particularly want to involve Voluntary Sector Organisations, current Cancer Champions and people wanting to become new Cancer Champions and promote positive cancer awareness messages.

Additional Training Opportunity: Anyone completing this training course will be given the opportunity to apply for the 'Answer Cancer - Train the Trainer' session, as long as they are committed and willing to use this training to facilitate an awareness session within their community and share learning with others.

When: 10:00am - 12.30pm on Monday 2nd March 2020. Registration is from 9:30am.

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

St Thomas Centre is easily accessible from transport routes and Picadilly statiion is only 12 minutes walk away. There are options of free street parking around the centre but note that street palking usually fills up so plan your journey and arrive early. The Centre has secured dedicated car parking space approximately 5 minutes walk away for visitors to the St Thomas Centre. The parking charge is £2.50 (all day).

Click here for how to find St Thomas Centre and parking details.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Elizabeth O'Connor, Answer Cancer Training and Support Worker at ACtraining@uni.uk.net

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes

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