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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (CCPW)

Date: 8 Dec 2015

The focus of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (CCPW) is on all things to do with cervical cancer including information about symptoms and causes of the disease, ways to prevent it and support us.

Every day in the UK 8 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 3 women will lose their lives to the disease. Cervical cancer is largely preventable thanks to cervical screening and the HPV vaccination programme. However uptake of cervical screening is now going down year on year. Early detection is also key in increasing survival rates and so educating everyone on the disease, its symptoms and ways to prevent it is key. Cervical Cancer Prevention Week provides us with an opportunity to do just that.

There are lots of ways you can get involved during the week, you could:

  • take part in the#SmearForSmear lipstick smear selfie campaign
  • display posters and leaflets in GP surgeries, hospitals or your local library
  • distribute leaflets at your workplace
  • ask if your employer would allow posters to be put up around your work place, for example, in women's toilets
  • hold a fundraising event to raise awareness and funds at the same time. Download a fundraising pack for some great ideas of what to do!

Also, if you're feeling a little more ambitious, you could:

  • run a stand or table with leaflets at your workplace
  • or organise an event on behalf of Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust.

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust has a series of comprehensive materials available for you to download. The materials are organised into two categories: fundraising and information. We can provide posters and a range of materials to help support your activities. See all of our materials here, and place your order online. Alternatively, you can download a materials order form, or call our office on 020 7250 8311.

Employee Feedback

"Within 6 months of signing up the enthusiasm and potential of how we can promote Health and Wellbeing throughout the College has taken hold and now after receiving our Bronze, 2014 is looking to be a very exciting year.  The Award programme has enabled us to look into what our staff would like to access and benefit from in the future and ultimately will help towards maintaining a happy, healthy and motivated workforce"- Rebecca Smith, Truro and Penwith College

Communication

Establishing and using effective channels of communication that engage employees are a key component in promoting employee health.  Examples: Health Notice Boards, Team Briefings, Internet/Intranet, Email, Wage Packet Inserts, Staff Surveys. 

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