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Macmillan 360° video project

For many people like Jerry, featured in our latest video, undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer can be an especially difficult time. To help people feel more prepared, we worked with our corporate partner, Fujitsu, to create our first 360° video, which allows people to explore the treatment process.

The video creates an immersive experience, allowing people to explore an environment from the comfort of their own home, and all you need is a smart phone or computer*. This is the first time Macmillan has used this type of technology and you can watch this six-minute video of Jerry talking through his own experience.

*Please note, 360° videos are not supported on Internet Explorer – the video is best viewed in Google Chrome.


The Mobile Information and Support Service – taking cancer support to those who need it

The Mobile Information and Support Service (MISS) visits local communities and offers support and information about cancer. Last year, the service supported over 181,000 people across England, Scotland and Wales, and is a great way to provide access to hard-to-reach communities. Cancer specialists are on hand to talk to people in confidence and support their emotional, financial and practical needs.

Further information on when the mobile bus is coming to your community is available on our website. Please help us spread the word with the people you support.


Macmillan Volunteer Awards 2019

Nominations for the Macmillan Volunteer Awards are now open and close on midnight, 31 October 2018.

If you’ve worked with a Macmillan volunteer or a team of volunteers, please help us say thank you by nominating them for an award. There’s also plenty of guidance and support along the way:

If you have any questions about our awards, email volunteerawards@macmillan.org.uk or visit the website.


Learning and development

Upcoming courses

Here are some of the courses coming up in the next few months.

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Please book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Motivational Interviewing

5-6 November, Aylesbury

21-22 November, Antrim

Mindfulness

7-8 November, Antrim

We Are Macmillan

18 October, St Asaph (North Wales)

Advanced Communication Skills

21-22 November, Llandrindod Wells

Developing Your Role

29 November, St Asaph (North Wales)

Understanding the Recovery Package

4 December, Birmingham

Consequences of Treatment

5 December, Birmingham


Get involved

Review our cancer information and help us make a difference

Macmillan produces award-winning, quality-assured information on all aspects of cancer. Our information is used by thousands of people living with cancer and is rigorously reviewed by healthcare professionals to ensure that it is accurate and reflects what is happening in clinical and non-clinical practice.

We recruit reviewers on a voluntary basis and are currently looking for both clinical and non-clinical professionals to review our information. If you’re interested in this opportunity, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please fill in our short survey which should take no more than five minutes to complete, or forward it to anyone else who may be interested in reviewing for us.


New and updated resources

Helping patients with their work support needs

If someone has or has had cancer, they are protected by law from unfair treatment at work. This means it's unlawful for an employer to discriminate against them because of their cancer.

By talking to patients about the impact their cancer and treatment may have on their working life, you can help them have early and informed conversations with their employer about their work support needs.

We’ve got resources to help you with this. Our new leaflet provides information about Macmillan’s new Work Support Service and how you can signpost your patients for information and guidance on their work-related issues.


Areas of interest

Macmillan Policy Update – keeping you informed of our policy work

Download your copy of the Policy Update for October [PDF].


Job opportunities at Macmillan

Do you feel like it’s time for a new challenge, or just a change? One of these openings at Macmillan’s offices around the country might appeal to you.


Have your details changed?

If you’d like to update your contact details or if you haven’t received Mac Voice, please send us an email.


Share with your colleagues

If your colleagues would be interested in the updates in this issue of Mac Mail, please share it with them. As well as keeping them informed, you’ll be helping to raise awareness of our services for people affected by cancer.