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Want to commission training for a group of people in your area, or join one of our workshops? 

020 3469 8111

Would you like to do more to raise cancer awareness in your area?

We can help people working or volunteering in the community to feel more confident when talking about cancer.

Find out how to commission Talk Cancer training for a local group, or attend one of our open access sessions around the UK.

Not sure if Talk Cancer is for you? Learn what Talk Cancer is

We offer two kinds of Talk Cancer training:

Talk Cancer

This workshop will help you feel confident having one-to-one conversations about cancer with people in your community. We’ll cover key cancer awareness messages, and explore how to share information as part of a meaningful, positive conversation. These workshops are for up to 20 people.

To see what you’ll learn, download the Talk Cancer learning outcomes

Talk Cancer: Train the Presenter

This workshop gives you the skills to confidently deliver a short, scripted cancer awareness presentation from Cancer Research UK to small groups. You get a presentation binder and a USB stick containing everything you need. These workshops are for up to 16 people.

We recommend coming to a Talk Cancer workshop before you move on to Talk Cancer: Train the Presenter, if possible.

To see what you’ll learn, download the Talk Cancer: Train the Presenter learning outcomes

Workshops tailored for pharmacy teams and practice staff

We have developed tailored versions of our training to meet the needs of pharmacy teams and practice staff. Take a look at how we helped them meet their specific needs.

Talk Cancer for pharmacists and pharmacy teams

Talk Cancer for pharmacy flyer

Talk Cancer for community pharmacy infographic

Talk Cancer for GP practice staff

Get in touch to discuss the different options available to suit your needs.

“I think this course should be essential for the whole pharmacy team, as it’s a great learning tool to help us help our patients” – Superintendent Pharmacist

We can deliver Talk Cancer training for a group of people in your area at a time and place to suit you. Get in touch to discuss which workshop is best for your needs.

What does it cost?

Talk Cancer

For up to 20 people

Full-day: £2,400

Half-day: £2,000

Talk Cancer: Train the Presenter

For up to 16 people

Full day: £2,800

The cost of Talk Cancer training covers the delivery of the workshop and ongoing support for trainees afterwards. This includes access to our Talk Cancer online community, regular emails with news, information and tips, plus an opportunity for trainees to attend a follow-up workshop.

Workshops tailored for pharmacy teams and practice staff

The tailored versions of our training for pharmacy teams and practice staff are typically half-day workshops, costing £2,000.  Get in touch to discuss the different options available to suit your needs.

How to book

Speak to a member of the Talk Cancer team.

Call us on 0203 469 8111 or email us at talkcancer@cancer.org.uk 

We run open-access Talk Cancer and Talk Cancer: Train the Presenter workshops around the UK. Places can be booked individually, so they’re ideal for smaller groups or solo trainees.

What does it cost?

The cost covers the workshop, access to the Talk Cancer online community and regular emails with news, information and tips, plus an opportunity to attend follow-up training.

Talk Cancer

A place on our half-day workshop costs £120 per person. The full day training costs £150 per person.

Talk Cancer: Train the Presenter

This full-day workshop costs £175 person

How to book your place

  1. Pick a a date from our list of upcoming workshops and events To avoid disappointment, try to apply at least four weeks ahead of your chosen workshop date.
  2. Fill in the booking form
  3. Send it to us at talkcancer@cancer.org.uk or post to: Talk Cancer team, Health Community Engagement, Cancer Research UK, Angel Building, 407 St John Street, London, EC1V 4AD.

We want to make sure Talk Cancer training is available anyone who is in a position to talk about cancer with people in their community. 

We set up the Talk Cancer bursary to provide a limited number of free places for individual health workers and volunteers, who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend our workshops.

“The Talk Cancer Bursary helped us to feel more confident to have a conversation with a member of our local community about cancer..” - Staff member, Healthwatch Darlington.

What does it cover?

The Talk Cancer bursary covers the fee to attend either a Talk Cancer or Talk Cancer: Train the Presenter workshop. It can’t be used towards travel or other expenses.

Who can apply?

You can apply for the bursary if you

  • are aged 18 or over
  • have not previously attended the type of Talk Cancer workshop you are applying for
  • have no funding available for this training

If you have previously been to a Talk Cancer workshop, you can still apply for a bursary to attend Talk Cancer: Train the Presenter.

How to apply for a bursary

  1. Choose a date from our list of upcoming workshops and events To avoid disappointment, try to apply at least four weeks ahead of your chosen workshop date.
  2. Complete an application form providing information about how Talk Cancer training will help you in your role. Your application must be signed by both yourself and a senior representative.

If more than one person from your team is applying, you’ll each need to complete a separate form.

  1. Send your completed application to talkcancer@cancer.org.uk or post completed forms to: Talk Cancer team, Health Community Engagement, Cancer Research UK, Angel Building, 407 St John Street, London, EC1V 4AD.

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