Exclusive preview of the new Life with Cancer adverts
Next week, we’re launching two new TV adverts as part of our Life with Cancer campaign.
Our new adverts “Mum” and “Grandad” will be added to the suite of TV adverts that went live in May last year (Dad, Sisters, Lovers and Mates).
We hope you like them.
Nominations are open for Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards 2018
Do you know a Macmillan professional or team who’s gone above and beyond to help people living cancer?
Make sure you and your colleagues get the recognition you deserve by nominating or encouraging your manager to nominate for a Macmillan Professionals Excellence Award. A nominated team must include at least one Macmillan professional.
Up to four awards will be given in each category:
- Service Improvement Excellence
- Innovation Excellence
- Integration Excellence
Finalists will be invited to a high-profile ceremony on Thursday 8 November and winners will be announced on the night.
The deadline for submissions is midnight on Saturday 31 March – but you’re encouraged to go online now and start your nominations early.
Supporting cancer patients with money worries
‘The financial fall-out from cancer was huge. Macmillan supported me and gave guidance.’
Christine was diagnosed with cancer in 2009. She had to give up work, downsize her home and was refused credit. She received support from Macmillan and was able to get her finances back on track.
Four in five (83%) people with cancer are on average £570 a month worse off as a result of their diagnosis.
On our webpage, people affected by cancer can read about the financial information and support on offer, from help applying for benefits to help with bills.
The National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society (NCS) is committed to making sure people can receive information and help where needed. They hold an Accredited Register, a scheme set up by the Department of Health in 2012, to ensure high standards are maintained across the counselling sector.
If you or your colleagues support someone who may benefit from a registered counsellor, please let them know about this service.To find registered counsellors in the UK, visit the website and enter the relevant postcode.
The NCS also run a number of courses, from online counselling skills to specialist workshops, and are offering a discount to interested Macmillan professionals. To claim, visit counsellingcpd.org and enter ‘macmillan’ in the discount code field.
Coming up in March: Royal Society of Medicine Conference on Work and Cancer
Macmillan is delighted to support the RSM conference on Work and Cancer on Wednesday 28 March. The event, jointly organised by the Occupational Medicine and Oncology sections, will explore the workplace factors that may be associated with the development of cancer and consider how best to support people with cancer at work.
The event will be of interest to occupational health or oncology professionals as well as allied health professionals who wish to know more about supporting patients with cancer at work.
There is a discounted early bird rate for Macmillan professionals, which runs until Wednesday 28 February.