Responding to Emotions in Cancer

The Responding to Emotions in Cancer workshop has been developed to support clinical staff to communicate effectively with people affected by cancer. This workshop provides a practical, evidence-based conceptual framework for enhancing communication in healthcare settings.

During the workshop participants will:

  • Explore common emotional reactions that cancer patients can experience
  • Recognise verbal and non-verbal clues to enhance effective communication
  • Become familiar with communication skills and strategies
  • Practise verbal and non-verbal communication techniques to expand on communication skills.

What’s involved?

  • 1 x 4-hour workshop
  • Small group (max. 8 participants)
  • Discussions about evidence-based communication skills frameworks
  • Experiential learning with a simulated patient (actor) to practise and receive feedback in a safe environment.

2023 workshops:

Date  Time  Venue Registration link 
Wednesday, 15 March 2023 9:00 am - 1:00 pm  615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Click here to register
Wednesday, 22 March 2023 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Online via Microsoft Teams Click here to register


 We also offer tailored group workshops for organisations. Please contact us at to find out more information.


Cost for an individual is $350.

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