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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (CCPW) 2016

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.

TRAC Services Ltd

"The healthy workplace toolkit has been an invaluable resource for TRAC. It is helped us review where we are as a company in terms of providing a healthy workplace and clearly identify new measures we can put in place. It is a very robust and easy to use resource that has united the team here in a common goal of improving the health and wellbeing of everyone. The website that support the initiative is easy to use and as lots of very helpful information and case studies. It is really easy to track your progress using the website. We have also benefited greatly from the support and enthusiasm of Rachel and the team in helping us on our journey and were delighted to be awarded silver following our recent assessment." - TRAC Services Ltd

Alcohol Use in Cornwall

Of the total 441,000 population aged 16 and over in Cornwall, 102,000 are drinking above the recommended safe levels (just under a quarter), according to public health estimates.  In addition, an estimated 66,500 are 'binge drinkers'.

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