Salford Workshops

Every young person should have access to vital health education that can empower them, and improve their lives. That’s why, in partnership with NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, we are offering free virtual cancer awareness workshops to young people living, working and studying in Salford!

How can we help?

All young people should have access to vital health education around cancer. Our Cancer Awareness Workshop programme consists of two fun and informal workshops that educate on the main signs & symptoms of cancer, how to correctly self-check for lumps and abnormal moles, how to be safe in the sun and protect yourself against skin cancer and HPV. After engaging with us, we hope young people will feel more empowered in their own health.

We’re able to be flexible with the delivery of our workshops and can adapt each session from 20-60 minute time-slots. Due to the pandemic, these workshops are hosted online through Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Currently the workshops are only available to people living, studying or working in Salford, but if you are interested in these workshops coming to your area in the future, you can express your interest by emailing hello@wearecatts.co.uk

These workshops are virtual at the moment through Microsoft Teams or Zoom. The workshops can be accessed by individuals at home, or to a group setting by connecting a laptop to a TV/Projector.

We have a variety of different interactivity options from live in-workshop polls and quizzes, post-workshop E-Leaning, group activities and printable activity workbooks. 

We can adapt our workshops into timeframes to suit you. Currently we have two workshops in our programme that be delivered in 25-60 minute or 15-20 minute slots.

The cancer awareness workshop programme covers all the essential information young people need to know about recognising the signs of cancer and lowering their risk. 

The Check Yourself Out workshop covers the main signs & symptoms of cancer, a demonstration of how to correct self check for lumps, how to tell the difference between abnormal and normal moles and a guide on speaking to healthcare professionals with confidence.

The ‘Sun, Sex & Suspicious Moles’ workshop covers the risk factors of cancer that can affect young people – Genetics, HPV & the Sun. We educate young people on how to enjoy the sun safely, lower their risk of skin cancer and how to protect themselves from the common sexually transmitted virus HPV.

This programme has been funded by NHS Salford CCG, so are currently only available to people living, working or studying in Salford. If you do not live in Salford but would like to express your interest in workshops coming to your area, please email us at hello@wearecatts.co.uk

We’re flexible in when we can offer workshops on weekdays and weekday evenings.

Simply email salfordworkshops@wearecatts.co.uk, let us know who you are, when you might want the workshop, what your circumstances are, and we’ll be back in touch to discuss the rest!

Book a workshop

If you are a youth worker, teacher, workplace or someone that works with young people in Salford, get in touch to book a workshop! Simply email us and we’ll be in touch to sort the rest. 

Schools & Colleges

Young people deserve to grow up knowing the signs and symptoms of cancer, and how to check themselves. That’s why we’re here to help, by delivering workshops to pupils (14+) in schools and colleges, helping them to be more empowered in their bodies and confident in speaking to healthcare professionals.

Our workshop programme is designed in line with PSHE guidance and gives young people the skills to take control of their own health, as well as covering topics such as safe sex, sun safety and self-checking.

We can deliver live workshops to a classroom of students, or provide pre-recorded workshops with the option of an activity workbook or an E-Learning course.

We’re currently only delivering free workshops to schools and colleges in the City of Salford, Greater Manchester. If you are a representative of a school in this area, you can request one below.

Community Groups

Everyone deserves to know the signs and symptoms of cancer, no matter their background, race, sexuality or otherwise. Cancer doesn’t discriminate, and neither do we. We can help by delivering workshops to community groups helping them to feel more empowered in their bodies and confident in speaking to healthcare professionals. We adapt workshops suited on the needs of communities, through extensive research and consultation.

We’re currently only delivering free workshops to community groups in the City of Salford, Greater Manchester. If you are a representative of a group in this area, you can request one by getting in touch.

If you are from a community group outside of this area, you can still register your interest for these workshops coming to your area, just get in touch!

Workplaces

Make sure your staff know how to check themselves for signs and symptoms, take control of their health and what to do if something isn’t quite right. Our workshop programme is designed with wellbeing at heart, these workshops give employees a safe space to learn valuable life skills and de-stigmatise talking about health, and will allow you to open up discussions about health and empowerment within the workplace.

By attending these workshops we hope that participants will be encouraged to go to see a doctor if something doesn’t feel right and to do this with confidence, and that participants will feel empowered to check themselves regularly for signs of cancer and make healthier lifestyle choices.

From young people in your organisation, to parents, siblings and friends, everyone should know the signs and symptoms of cancer in young people, and look out for each other.

Currently our workshop programme is delivered online and only available to businesses in Salford.

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