Talking about cancer can be tough. You might be worried that you’ll say the wrong thing or that you simply don’t know enough about the subject. Perhaps you feel unsure about how the conversation will go or you’ve tried in the past and had a difficult experience. Maybe you’re not even sure if it’s your job. In this course, you’ll learn how to encourage people to make healthy lifestyle changes, access local services or visit their doctor promptly if they notice changes to their body. You’ll develop a personal plan for talking about cancer and where to find reliable information. 1 in 2 people will develop cancer in their lifetime, and at Cancer Research UK we think it’s essential to get people talking about the disease. This course will give you the tips, tools and confidence to have simple, effective conversations that could help save lives.
Learn with experts from Cancer Research UK
The course team will be active in the comments for the first three weeks of the next run of the course starting on 5 June. If you’d like to join then, please sign up. The course draws on the knowledge of experts from Cancer Research UK, led by Cancer Awareness Trainers with a wealth of experience talking to people about preventing cancer and noticing signs and symptoms. You will meet people with first-hand experience of talking about cancer, listen in on successful and unsuccessful role-playing conversations, and learn best practices. The conversations in the course focus on prevention and early diagnosis, but the cancer information and conversation tips and tools may also be helpful for talking to cancer patients and their families and friends.
Build up confidence to talk about cancer
This free online course will help you:
- understand the facts
- develop your approach
- share good practice
- and build your confidence
Over the course of 3 weeks, we will equip you with tips and tools to talk about cancer facts and prevention without feeling embarrassed or awkward, enabling you to make a real difference to people’s lives.
What learners who have previously taken part in the course said:
“I really appreciated the breadth and depth of information, and the videos neatly brought concepts to life.” “I feel more informed and confident now to start up a discussion on cancer or any other difficult issue.”
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