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Managing cancer in the workplace

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Council Chamber

Pippbrook

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Dorking

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Introduction to Macmillan

  • At Macmillan, we know that when you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. In this session participants will hear about the variety of services Macmillan offers for everyone affected by cancer. Because no one should face cancer alone.

Impact of cancer on work

  • The cancer story is changing and more people are living with and beyond cancer than ever before. We will look at the issues people affected by cancer face in the workplace.

Legislation

  • People with cancer are protected against discrimination by law. In this section participants will learn more about obligations towards employees living with cancer and carers, as well as what support is available to help you meet some of those obligations.

Support for employers

  • Participants will hear about the different Macmillan resources that are available to help you to support employees affected by cancer.

Talking about cancer

  • People often find it difficult to talk about cancer. In this section we will watch and discuss a video with people talking about how they told their colleagues about their own cancer diagnosis.

OUR SPEAKER

Brian Greenley, Macmillan Volunteer Trainer

“I have been a volunteer trainer with Macmillan at Work for about 6 years, after I responded to a tweet asking for volunteers with HR experience. I have delivered Macmillan at Work training to companies large and small, government departments, local authorities, universities and a police force. The training sessions have changed over the years and no two training sessions are the same. I have met a wide variety of people, many of whom I would never have come across if I hadn’t responded to that tweet five years ago.

Before working for Macmillan, I worked for 30 years in large companies in in various roles in HR and business management, including PwC & BP. Last year I set up my own charity “From Me to You”, which encourages and inspires people to write letters or send cards to people who have cancer.

With cancer impacting more and more people, everyone now seems to know someone who either has cancer or whose life is in some way affected by cancer. The work I do for Macmillan raises awareness of the challenges that many face in the workplace when they, or their families, are dealing with the illness.

Macmillan at Work provides education on the rights people affected by cancer have to protect them against unfair treatment at work and helps staff better understand how to be supportive when one of their team is affected. The ever increasing number of organisations signing up to Macmillan at Work demonstrates the huge difference that this initiative is making, and I for one am proud to play my part. The work schedule means that I can fit the training in with the rest of my life and the sessions and discussions with the attendees are something that I really enjoy.”

PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND THIS EVENT ONCE BOOKED - IT'S PAID FOR FROM YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEES.

Professional photography and video production may be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.

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Is there any parking at the event?

Yes

Are refreshments provided?

Tea and coffee will be available

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Reigate Road

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RH4 1SJ

United Kingdom

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