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Facilitator training for Health Professionals

Thursday 16 February, 2017

Wellness and Life After Cancer programThe Wellness and Life After Cancer program assists those who have finished active treatment to make the change from clinical management to supported self management. New facilitator training will be held on 30 and 31 March 2017 at Cancer Council Victoria for health professionals interested in running the program in their local health service.

There is a growing need to address the issues faced by cancer survivors when transitioning from the completion of treatment to emotional and physical recovery. This two day facilitator training enables experienced health professionals working with cancer survivors to facilitate the education program.

Training outcomes include:

  • Improved understanding of the complexities of survivorship
  • Increased confidence in group management and facilitation skills
  • Development of skills that promote behaviour change and self management
  • Knowledge of program content and resources
  • Confidence in being able to facilitate the Wellness and Life after Cancer program
  • Program delivery planning for 2017

Last year there were 146 trained health professional facilitators supported by Cancer Council Victoria in education program promotion and delivery in their workplace and access to online resources.

The next facilitator training will be held on 30 and 31 March 2017at Cancer Council Victoria, 615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

"Having facilitators trained to deliver this program has allowed our health service to address the survivorship needs of our community in a group setting, which is both cost effective and encourages people to seek support from their peers" - Jessica, a current WALAC facilitator.

For more information and to book please contact Jane Auchettl on 03 9514 6348 or


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