Health at Work- Employee Support Programme

 

“Thank you for coming in to talk to us today about the importance of early detection. Importantly, all attendees have gone back to their teams, share the leaflets provided with their colleagues and talked about what they’ve learned today.  I would highly recommend this talk to any company.”

Metro Bank​

What the Employee Support Programme can offer:

We recognise those responsible for delivering health and wellness programmes within your business are busy people and often have other roles. Our aim is to make the Programme simple, effective and engaging. We will work with you to develop the Programme ensuring it meets the needs of your employees. As part of the Programme we can offer:

  • Wellness Sessions and Health Awareness Campaigns
  • Access to the National Male Cancer Helpline.  This is staffed by our Nurses who can offer information and support on male cancer, signs and symptoms, the latest treatments and management techniques, research news and associated topics such as fertility or relationships. The Nurses can also signpost to specialist services eg finance, grants and bereavement. A dedicated email service is available at helpline@orchid-cancer.org.uk
  • Expert Training Seminars for key staff to learn about male cancer. The Seminars typically cover warning signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, management and post treatment issues including emotional support and body image
  • Resource packs which include publications, Factsheets and display materials
  • Training tools with downloadable materials
  • E-newsletter with updates on the latest news, topical issues and research developments
  • Link to the Orchid website and testicular cancer microsite “Your Privates”
  • Regular information for your company newsletter or bulletins
  • Opportunity to get involved in the annual Orchid Male Cancer Awareness campaign
  • Opportunity to join in our events programme. We offer a wide range of events from cycling and running to abseiling and skydiving which are a great way to get fit, team build and raise funds
  • Opportunity to join our Ambassador Volunteer Programme – a great way to give something back to your local community

“We spend 60% of our waking hours at work, so we’ve been working with companies to provide information on key signs and symptoms of male cancer. The more we work with businesses the greater number of people we can reach and ultimately help to save lives. Our programme is designed to benefit men and women’.​

Rob Cornes, Male Cancer Nurse

A diagnosis of male cancer can have a major impact on every aspect of a person’s life, particularly their career. The Orchid Employee Support Programme is a health and wellbeing initiative designed to support your employees and specifically men who have been directly affected by prostate, testicular or penile cancer, those who may be undergoing a diagnosis and anyone who is concerned about male specific cancers. It encourages employees to take a proactive approach to managing their health by improving their understanding of these cancers and the early warning signs and symptoms alongside taking positive steps to implement long term “lifestyle” changes through diet and exercise.

As a member of the Orchid Employee Support Programme, your employees will get access to evidence based information, advice and support from dedicated Male Cancer Information Nurses for as long as they need, as often as they need it.  They will get access to our National Male Cancer Helpline and email service, a Testicular Cancer Counselling Service (telephone based), publications, specialist Factsheets, e-bulletins, web-based information and toolkits. The Programme also includes regular Health Awareness Campaigns and Wellness Sessions and we will give you all the tools you need to organise a whole host of activities such as exhibition banner stands, information leaflets, display materials and demonstration models.

The programme is designed to be engaging, supportive and thought-provoking alongside offering important health messages. We will provide you with ready-made employee surveys to monitor the success of your programme.

Contact us

To discuss how Employee Support Programme could help your company, or for any queries about the programme, please get in touch.

Email the team at: tina.williams@orchid-cancer.org.uk or Call us on: 0203 745 7310

 

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