Cancer Survivorship: developing workshop facilitation skills

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Dorset - venue TBC

United Kingdom

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Topics covered in this session include:

- Establishing groups

- Using directive and non-directive facilitation styles

- Using questions effectively

- Reflections and paraphrasing

- Promoting self-management, problem solving and goal setting

- Managing challenging scenarios (e.g. negativity, group disagreements)

- Closing groups

This session will use blended learning methods including short presentations, video clips, group work and group discussion.


Who can attend?

Anyone involved in the delivery of cancer care who has an interest in facilitating groups.

I have a lot of experience of facilitating groups. Would I still benefit from attending?

Yes. This session has been designed to cater for participants who have a wide range of experiences. Previous evaluation has shown that individuals with no experience facilitating groups and those with extensive experience all benefitted from this training.

What does the training cost?

This training is free for participants.

Will lunch be provided?

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Will the training count towards my CPD?

Yes. Certificates of attendance will be issued at the end of the session.

Who can I contact for further information?

For further information please contact Amy Thomas (


The TrueNTH Supported Self-Management and Follow-Up Care Project (led by University of Southampton) has developed a 3 to 4 hour supported self-management workshop to support men with prostate cancer to transition from clinic-based follow-up to a supported self-management follow-up pathway. These workshops are run with 8 - 12 men and are facilitated by a Clinical Nurse Specialist and an AfC band 4 Support Worker. To date over 300 workshops have been delivered across five NHS Trusts in England - feedback from men and clinical teams has been extremely positive. One key factor in the successful delivery of these workshops is the strong facilitation skills of the nursing staff who deliver the workshops. Due to the success of the TrueNTH Programme, University of Southampton has been awarded funding to develop similar workshops for breast and colorectal cancer services. Based on extensive learning from the project we have developed this training session to support Clinical Nurse Specialists and Support Workers develop their group facilitation skills.

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Dorset - venue TBC

United Kingdom

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