World Cancer Day & Cancer Support Service Message

Monday February 4th is World Cancer Day marked internationally to raise awareness of cancer and encourage prevention, detection and treatment. To mark World Cancer Day, 

Schools Advisory Service will donate £30 for each staff absence insurance acceptance received in the month of February to Cancer Research UK.

When faced with a new or existing diagnosis of cancer, the SAS Well-being team is here to help and offer support to school staff.  As well as being able to access our physio and counselling service, complementary therapies are also available, to try and make their cancer journey that little bit easier.

Many of our clients call us on or before diagnosis, at this stage we listen, inform them of our services and signpost to other useful organisations where they may find information and support. They will then come back to us, when they wish to access the services, usually when they are about to return to work.  However, access to our services is welcomed at any time.

As well as assisting the member of staff who has cancer, we are also here to support the rest of the staff.  We can signpost BM’s and HT’s to appropriate support and information to help them feel more confident when facing these difficult situations.

During our Health Screening sessions our Nurses will discuss cancer risk factors with each attendee, highlighting any areas where they could make small changes to reduce their risk of developing cancer.

When faced with a frightening statistic from Cancer Research UK of those born after 1960 1 in 2 will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lifetime, this information and advice is invaluable, and we all need to be doing all we can to reduce our risks.

Further information can be obtained from Cancer Research UK web site, link below https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/

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