14 January 2016
Macmillan Cancer Support is working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University to offer free resilience training for the cancer workforce in Sheffield and surrounding areas.
Resilience is our ability to cope in adversity and to perceive positive adaptation and growth as a result.
In cancer support, it is widely recognised that resilience is of paramount importance and that burnout and emotional fatigue can greatly affect personal resilience and impact on the ability to provide effective patient care.
Sandra Clarkson, Macmillan Development Manager in Sheffield said:
'Everyone working in the cancer workforce wants to provide the best experience for the person affected by cancer, but we understand that the demands of your job can lead to burnout.
'These courses are designed to promote and support resilience, helping on those days when it all seems too much and putting an important emphasis on looking after the workforce – they are an extremely valuable asset.'
If you work with people affected by cancer you are invited to sign up for one of the four courses on offer from January to March 2016. Each of the four courses will focus on a different aspect of personal resilience including Mindfulness, Reflective / Expressive On-line Writing, Motivational Interviewing and Resilience Training.
To apply for a place on one of the free courses complete an application via Google Forms
Participants will also be asked to take part in the evaluation by completing a pre and post course questionnaire. A sample of participants will also be invited to take part in telephone interviews post course completion.
Please note – numbers are limited so early application is advisable
This course is funded by Macmillan Cancer Support and is aimed at supporting the cancer workforce. Macmillan continues to support people affected by cancer in Sheffield through The Macmillan Living With And Beyond Cancer Programme
, a partnership with eight Clinical Commissioning Groups across South and Mid Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire.