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Supporting People Affected by Cancer Training Prospectus 2018

The Supporting People Affected by Cancer Training Prospectus is aimed at those who support individuals who have been affected by cancer.  This support can be informal or formal.

The courses are provided free to self-help and support groups, front line support staff, Macmillan partnership groups and volunteers. Individuals who attend should be in a role whether paid or unpaid that directly supports those that have been affected by cancer.  The courses are delivered by Macmillan approved trainers.

Please find below details of the course planned for 2018 and further details below on the content of each.

In order to apply for a place please complete the booking form attached.

PABC Booking Form 2018

All courses run from 10am – 4pm with the exception of Sage and Thyme which is a 3 hour course either am or pm. For queries relating to the programme please contact myself.

 

Course Dates for 2018 Location
Sage and Thyme (am) 25 January Community Room, Tesco, 170 Newtownbreda Road, Newtownbreda
Cancer and its Treatments 8 February Antrim Civic Centre, 50 Stiles Way, Antrim
Listening and Responding 15 February Antrim Civic Centre, 50 Stiles Way, Antrim
Loss and Bereavement 22 February Antrim Civic Centre, 50 Stiles Way, Antrim
Emotional Resilience and Wellbeing 1 March Antrim Civic Centre, 50 Stiles Way, Antrim
Cancer and its Treatments 12 April Trinity Community Initiatives, Trinity Methodist Church & Community Venue, Ballymacoss Avenue, Knockmore Road, Lisburn
Sage and Thyme  (pm) 18 April Antrim Civic Centre, 50 Stiles Way, Antrim
Listening and Responding 19 April Trinity Community Initiatives, Trinity Methodist Church & Community Venue, Ballymacoss Avenue, Knockmore Road, Lisburn
Loss and Bereavement 26 April Trinity Community Initiatives, Trinity Methodist Church & Community Venue, Ballymacoss Avenue, Knockmore Road, Lisburn

Cancer and its Treatments

On this course you will learn about cancer through from early detection to different treatments.

Learning outcomes

  • To increase understanding of the biological nature of cancer.
  • Highlight the need for raising cancer awareness and early detection.
  • Increase the understanding of staging and investigations for the detection and diagnosis of cancer.
  • Develop understanding of cancer treatments and complementary therapies.

Listening and RespondingOn this course you will learn how to effectively listen and respond when supporting somebody affected by cancer.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop your listening and responding skills in a supportive environment.
  • Identify the differences between listening and other helping strategies such as providing information and advice.
  • Use existing listening skills and practice listening attentively.
  • Develop appropriate and constructive ways of responding to people.

Sage and Thyme

SAGE & THYME is a mnemonic which guides you in and out of a conversation with someone who is distressed or concerned.  It provides structure to psychological support by encouraging the health worker or volunteer to hold back with advice and prompting the concerned person to consider their own solutions. It places published research evidence about effective communication skills within a memorable structure. The day will consist of presentations, discussions, and work in groups. For further information on Sage and Thyme visit www.sageandthymetraining.org.uk

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise psychological distress
  • Avoid causing psychological harm
  • Communicate honestly and compassionately
  • Know when they have reached the boundary of their competence.

Supporting others through loss and bereavement

On this course you will increase your understanding of how people experience loss and bereavement so as to support you in your role.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the range of losses people experience throughout their lives.
  • Understand some of the difficulties experienced by people affected by cancer around body image and sexuality.
  • Recognise the issues for people when somebody close to them dies.
  • Be aware of the impact that religious/childhood beliefs (if any) may have upon their supportive role.
  • Identify the stages of grieving.
  • Find ways to get support and encouragement when dealing with bereaved people.

Emotional resilience and wellbeing

On this course you will develop emotional resilience and wellbeing skills which will support you in your role and everyday life.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop your knowledge of stress, mental wellbeing and emotional resilience.
  • Identify the unconscious processes that result from stress.
  • Understand your own resiliency strengths.
  • Develop strategies and techniques for reducing stress, building personal resilience and improving emotional wellbeing.

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