The Wellness and Life after Cancer (WALAC) program provides quality information to individuals transitioning from clinical care to recovery and survivorship. This program is facilitated by health professionals and assists those who have finished active treatment to make the change from clinical management to supported self-management.
The two day facilitator training enables experienced Living With Cancer Education Program facilitators and other health professionals working with cancer survivors, to confidently facilitate the program. The training equips health professionals with increased knowledge of survivorship and the opportunity to guide participants to build resilience, confidence and strategies to self-manage and adopt healthy lifestyle behaviours.
Training outcomes include:
• Improved knowledge, understanding and awareness of the complexities of survivorship
• Increased confidence modifying group management and facilitation skills
• Development and practice of skills that promote behaviour change and self-management by survivors
• Co-facilitation of program topics in the training environment
• Knowledge of program content and resources
• Confidently deliver and facilitate the Wellness and Life after Cancer program
Date: 24 & 25 August
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: Cancer Council Victoria, 615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
RSVP: 20 August 2016
"Facilitators trained to deliver the Wellness and Life after Cancer program allows our health service to address the survivorship needs of people in our community in a group setting. This is both cost effective and encourages people to seek support from their peers.The program is well supported and is a evidence based approach to addressing the needs of people who have completed treatment for cancer." Jessica, WALAC program facilitator
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