Take part in online Answer Cancer Training

We are pleased to inform you of our upcoming online training sessions.  These sessions are aimed at anyone living within Greater Manchester with an interest in promoting cancer awareness.  Please ‘share’ this email through your networks (both professional and personal).  Any questions, please contact: training@answercancergm.org.uk

Free online training sessions from Answer Cancer, the Greater Manchester Screening Engagement Service.  Different dates and times available to suit you.

Cancer awareness saves lives. Every year thousands of people are diagnosed with Cancer. We know that the earlier a cancer is detected, the better the outcome for the people involved. Early detection saves lives. Cancer screening saves lives. Why not top up your knowledge and confidence so that you can help yourself, your family members, community leaders and staff.

You need to register in advance to attend these sessions.  You can join as many as you like. Click on the links to register and find out more.

All sessions are fun, interactive, and informative.


NEW – Train the Facilitator – Training for Answer Cancer Champions

This course aims to equip Answer Cancer Champions with the skills, knowledge (and above all) the confidence to be able to run a short cancer awareness session.  These interactive sessions cover a range of presentation and facilitation techniques that will enable Champions’ greater opportunities to become more involved within their communities by improving their training communication skills

The course will run for 2 half days over 2 consecutive weeks. Participants will need to attend both sessions to secure their place.  Participants will be asked to complete home study.

This course is aimed at existing Cancer Champions who have previously completed either ‘NHS Cancer Screening Programmes’ or ‘The Whole Works’ Cancer Champion training (if you are unsure if you qualify please contact actraining@uni.uk.net).

Session 1: Tuesday 22nd September, 10:00am – 12:30pm Register in advance:


Session 2: Tuesday 29th September, 10:00am – 12:30pm (automatically enrolled)

*Please see below for 2 more NHS Cancer Screening Programmes training dates if you haven’t already completed this training and want to attend Train the Facilitator training.


NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

This session will super charge your knowledge and understanding of the 3 NHS Cancer Screening Programmes and why they are so important. You will learn who’s eligible, what’s involved, and what messages and approaches can help others to take up their screening invite. Two sessions are available – you only need to book on one!

Thursday 17th September 1:00pm – 2:15pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iihNKmOXQxK_w4BdF0P7tA

Friday 18th September 10am-11:15am: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lMoGLYhcT26APL23lBLhJA


Creative Approaches to Online and Remote Engagement

*This training has proved very popular and due to high demand, we are putting on more sessions.

It can feel like a challenge to successfully reach and engage your communities, group members and contacts.  Social distance restrictions add even more complexity.  This training will help by sharing different approaches to help you reach your audiences.  We will cover how to use social media, including Facebook Live and Instagram Stories, we will give an overview of Zoom and ways to incorporate it in awareness raising, and how WhatsApp can add to your tools. We will even share ways to get large groups of people to a meeting and free ways to conference call.

Thursday 24th September 1:00pm-2:30pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUoduChrTouGNF5hFPXcjPRNt4cEmngnWYz


Please sure to register BEFORE each session – It’s essential you do this to be able attend (You need to register for a Zoom account first. Then register for the training – Zoom will generate a link for you to use to join each session registered for – the links below will NOT enable you to attend, they are for registration ONLY!)

If you’re unsure how to access Zoom please take a look at this quick start guide for support – https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360034967471-Quick-start-guide-for-new-users

Cancer Champions Screening Quiz

Complete our short online training to help you to find out more about Cancer Champions and help you decide what you can do as a Cancer Champion.

Cancer Champion Workplace Quiz

This short training quiz is for Cancer Champions who work in an organisation or with a local group/community organisation.

Workplaces are great places to share messages and raise awareness amongst colleagues and clients.

Cancer Champions Introduction module

This interactive module will help you to find out more about Cancer Champions and help you decide what you can do as a Cancer Champion. It should only take 5 or 10 minutes to go through.