Training and support roles for health professionals

Thursday 13 April, 2017

Living with Cancer Education ProgramThe Living with Cancer Education Program helps people make sense of cancer in a safe and informal environment. In 2016, over 580 people attended programs facilitated by local health professionals and gained the opportunity to connect with others in similar circumstances. Two-day training for new facilitators is being held on 1-2 June 2017.

Health professionals working in cancer, including oncology, radiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work and allied health, are well positioned to bring together people with similar informational and emotional needs following a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer Council Victoria's two-day facilitator training course enables health professionals to confidently deliver the Living with Cancer Education Program within their health service to address the supportive care needs of their patients. All facilitators have access to an online resource portal and are supported by Cancer Council Victoria in program promotion and delivery in their workplace.

A recent program run in Horsham, facilitated by prostate cancer nurse Gay Corbett from Ballarat Health Services, was instrumental in encouraging participants to form a cancer support group under the guidance of Cancer Council Victoria (pictured).

The two-day training course will provide facilitators with:

  • skills, tools and resources to deliver, evaluate and coordinate the program with confidence
  • group facilitation and presentation skills
  • adult learning techniques
  • program planning, delivery and marketing skills
  • networking and professional development with other facilitators
  • 14 hours non-assessed CPD credit recognition.

Upcoming training

Dates: 1st & 2nd June 2017, inclusive
Time: 9.30 - 4.30 each day
Location: Cancer Council Victoria, 615 St Kilda Road
Public transport and parking information
RSVP: 19 May 2017


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