The Cancer Awareness in the Workplace programme
Get in touch to find out how you and your employees can start benefiting from our impactful cancer awareness programme.
At Cancer Research UK our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. The good news is that over the last 40 years, survival in the UK has doubled. But we want to speed up progress and see even more people surviving cancer. So, two key areas of focus for the charity are preventing cancers and diagnosing cancer earlier.
Our workplace health programme empowers employees across the UK to take positive action for their health. We raise awareness about how people can reduce their risk of cancer and the importance of spotting cancer early. The programme helps employees:
- Think more positively about cancer and separate cancer myths from facts
- Learn how to reduce their risk of cancer through small changes
- Understand the importance of knowing your body and visiting a doctor with any concerns
A tailored package for your workplace
We work with our expert teams across behaviour change, health and evaluation to design and deliver our bespoke programme. Together we create a package tailored to your employees’ needs. Get in touch today to find out what we can offer your workforce.
Scroll through the gallery to see our cancer awareness services:
Employee health survey
A health survey rolled out to your workforce will help our team understand employee’s current behaviours, attitudes and awareness of cancer. This highlights priority areas, so we can tailor the programme to your workforce.
This includes our health stands where nurses or advocates provide reliable, tailored and practical information for employees. And interactive cancer awareness workshops that focus on how to live a healthy life and the importance of spotting cancer early.
Health communications and leaflets
Based on the latest health evidence, our health communications cover prevention, early diagnosis and general cancer information and support. You will also have access to a range of leaflets.
Training and Development
We provide tools and resources that will help employees feel more confident talking about health and cancer with their colleagues and their loved ones.
We’ve seen the positive impact our programme has had on workforces across the UK.
- 88% of employees felt more positive towards their company
- Our workshops have increased employees’ awareness of the UK’s bowel cancer screening programme from 41% to 93%
- 88% of employees said they were likely or very likely to make a positive change for their health
"An overall insight into how to look after yourself and where to find help (was excellent)"
"The tools are very helpful in motivating me to change my approach to more healthy living"
"The service and knowledge you provide to people is very valuable and reassuring, thank you"
- Building and construction
- Travel and transport
- Food services
- Financial services
Here are just a few of the companies we are currently working with:
Whatever your company, we want to hear from you.
Coming soon…testimonials from companies we have worked with since the programme began in 2015.
Become a Corporate Partner
From raising vital funds to building awareness of our cause, Cancer Research UK's corporate partners play a crucial role in our life-saving work. Our team of strategic partnership experts look to create partnerships that are mutually beneficial and highly effective, with all partners valued for their contribution and commitment, regardless of size or sector.
Make payday mean more with Payroll Giving
Payroll Giving is a simple and tax-efficient scheme that allows your employees to regularly donate to charities directly from their gross salary – for example, a £10 donation will cost your employees £8 (based on 20% tax bracket). It’s proven to promote positive feeling for staff and brand loyalty for customers, as it showcases your support for the great causes your staff care about. Whatever the size of your organisation, Payroll Giving is quick and easy to put in place but promoting your scheme is essential to achieve good sign-up rates.
Based on the average annual number of new cases of all cancer (ICD10 C00-C97 excl. C44) in people aged between 20 and 64 years between 2014-2016.
Brown KF, Rumgay H, Dunlop C, et al. The fraction of cancer attributable to known risk factors in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the UK overall in 2015. British Journal of Cancer 2018.
Excess cases calculated by the Statistical Information Team at Cancer Research UK. Using data from Cancer Research UK and National Cancer Intelligence Network. May 2015.
Based on responses from 461 employees after attending the early diagnosis workshop or visiting a nurse health stand (April 2018- March 2019).
Based on responses from 178 employees before and after attending the early diagnosis workshop (April 2018- March 2019).
Based on responses from 95 employees after visiting a nurse health stand (April 2018 – March 2019).
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