Mini Workshops

Here’s you’ll find our Mini Workshops as part of the Salford Workshops Programme . These cover everything from the common signs and symptoms of cancer, checking for abnormal moles and getting clued up on sun safety. 

Check Yourself Out: Part 1

This workshop is 18 minutes in length and provides an introduction to CATTs, why we do what we do and why cancer awareness in young people is so important. We also cover the key signs and symptoms of cancer, and how to check yourself for signs, and common signs and symptoms of breast cancer and testicular cancer.

This workshop includes self-checking models and our chest plate and balls, you might want to pre-warn young people and get the giggles out of the way early! 

Watch the workshop, then take the quiz. They’ll soon be an expert.

Check Yourself Out: Part 2

This workshop is 15 minutes in length and provides a recap on the common signs and symptoms of cancer that we learnt in part 1. We also go over abnormal moles, what to look out for, and how to check your moles. This workshop also includes a ‘fact or myth’ activity to help young people understand sun protection, and our ‘spot the mystery mole’ game. We also cover the topic of skin cancer in people of colour and what to look out for. 

Watch the workshop, then take the quiz. They’ll soon be an expert! 

Check Yourself Out: Part 3

This workshop is 18 minutes in length and will help young people to understand what to do if they notice something is wrong with their health.

We go through some practical tips like symptom logging and what to do when speaking to do a doctor. By the end of the workshop, we hope young people will feel more equipped for whenever they next have to go to a GP. These are things young people are rarely taught how to do, and this workshop is here to help.

Watch the workshop, then take the quiz!

Sun, Sex and Suspicious Moles: Part 1

Please note, this workshop is most suitable for young people over 14 years of age. This particular workshop doesn’t include any references to sex. 

This workshop is 19 minutes in length and covers the main risk factors of cancer, from genetics and things you can’t change, to risk factors you can take control over in your own life. 

We also explain how cancer happens in cells, and how that translates to the sun causing cancer and what young people can do to protect themselves from sun damage. We finish the workshop with a quick game of ‘fact or myth’ to explain the dangers of sun beds. 

Sun, Sex and Suspicious Moles: Part 2

Please note, this workshop is most suitable for young people over 14 years of age. This particular workshop includes references to different types of sex and sexual health to ensure young people are prepared with knowledge for their future. 

This workshop is 13 minutes long and focuses on HPV, or the Human Papillomavirus, which can cause various types of cancer. We also go through signs and symptoms of HPV-related cancers. HPV can also live on surfaces, and we also go through top tips on cleaning sex toys as a way of normalising them for young people and promoting safe sex. Finally, we discuss the HPV vaccine, how it can protect you and who is eligible to receive it. 

Sun, Sex and Suspicious Moles: Part 3

Please note, this workshop is most suitable for young people over 14 years of age. This particular workshop includes references to different types of sex, sexual health, identity and cervical screenings. It is also LGBTQ+ inclusive. 

This workshop is 15 minutes in length and focuses on cervical screenings. We recap on HPV by playing a short game of ‘true or false’ to test young people’s knowledge on what it is and how you can protect against it. We then move onto cervical screenings as a test for high-risk HPV. We talk about what they are and when you may be invited, as well as barriers people may face that could prevent them from attending a cervical screening. While doing this we also cover some basic information on LGBTQ+ identity and what it means to be intersex, trans and non-binary. 

Although not everyone watching this workshop will be eligible for a cervical screening, we think it is really important for all genders to take part to increase knowledge and awareness. 

 

Our only ask...

These workshops are free for use in schools, colleges, youth clubs and other community groups in City of Salford thanks to NHS Salford CCG. To ensure we can keep improving them for more and more young people, we need your help.

We ask any teachers, tutors or youth workers to complete a short survey to help us understand how young people have responded to our content, and what you might like to see from us in the future, such as an in-person workshop.

We also ask a small sample of your pupils and students to complete a survey for us, which we will have already mentioned to you when you got in touch.

If you have come across this link and want to use our content but haven’t yet got in touch, please email us at salfordworkshops@wearecatts.co.uk so we can keep track of its use and impact. 

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