Make a difference in your community and become a Cancer Champion.
Cancer champions can make a real difference to the lives and health of people in their local community within the Telford & Wrekin area by raising awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer and encouraging people to attend bowel, breast and cervical screening appointments.
The role of Cancer champion involves:
Encouraging people to take up screening invitations, know their body and report any concerns to health professionals
Listen and feedback the experiences and concerns and help us to understand what would makes things easier for people
Share helpful information and signpost to local GP & health services and provide reassurance to their community
Use every opportunity to encourage discussion around cancer, busting myths and sharing key facts
Tell others about the role of cancer champion and encourage them to join
We know engagement is low in certain groups and communities including (but not limited to) refugees, people with disabilities and severe mental illness and groups whose first language isn't English.
We are looking for people who understand these communities and are well engaged with them to help deliver key messages with trust and sensitivity and using words and phrases that are familiar and meaningful.
A cancer champion raises people’s awareness about cancer, by engaging people in conversation.