Free online training sessions from Answer Cancer, the Greater Manchester Cancer Screening Engagement Programme.  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.

Some sessions this quarter are FACE TO FACE, others are online, you need to register in advance to attend the sessions, you can join as many as you like.

Click on the links to register and find out more information; do register quickly as places fill up, if you are unable to attend, please let us know by sending an email to so that the place can be freed up for someone else.

All sessions are fun, interactive, and informative.

NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

This 90 mins 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 we can use to encourage others to take up their screening invite.


Wednesday the 19th of June                                      1pm-2.30pm                               Click Link

Thursday the 11th of July                                           1pm-2.30pm                              Click Link

Thursday the 29th of August                                      10am-11.30am                           Click Link

Wednesday the 18th of September                            10am-11.30am                            Click Link


Planning and Measuring Success


Do you want to be able to prove that your work has had impact and benefit?

Attend this session to learn how to,

  • Plan for success
  • Collect and interpret data for measurement
  • Prove success and impact
  • Celebrate your success

This session is very simple and jargon free and after attending it you will be able to measure the unmeasurable and demonstrate the benefit of your work.

Tuesday the 16th of July                                       11am-12.30pm                               Click Link

Thursday the 22nd of August                               10am-11.30am                                Click Link

Thursday the 12th of September                          10am-11.30am                                Click Link 


Difficult Conversations – Talking about Cancer: The Why and How to do it


The session is around how to have conversations about cancer. This will cover areas including why it’s important to talk about cancer, how to do it using empathy and listening skills. A session delivered around the theme of mental health. To beat cancer, we need to talk about it. For many people it’s still a challenging topic to bring up in conversation and it’s common to avoid what we may see as difficult conversations because we don’t know how to approach them. This session is to help you feel more confident talking about cancer and other health conditions, so you can have more conversations that help save lives.

Tuesday the 2nd of July                                       1pm-3pm                                           Click Link

Wednesday the 14th of August                            1pm-3pm                                           Click Link

Tuesday the 3rd September                                 1pm-3pm                                           Click Link


How to Run Brilliant Cancer Screening Awareness Sessions


This exciting course focuses on growing your facilitation and presentation skills, knowledge, and confidence. It is designed for any level, from beginners upwards. You will come away with lots of ideas and tips to help you run cancer screening awareness sessions in your work or community. These are fun and interactive sessions. We will share resources to help you, including a script, PowerPoint slides, and activities to use in different settings.

This course will run for 2 hours with a short break to network or grab a cuppa.

Thursday the 13th of June                           10am-12pm                                     Click Link

Wednesday the 17th of July                         11am-1pm                                     Click Link

Thursday the 15th of August                        1pm-3pm                                        Click Link

Tuesday the 10th of September                   11am-1pm                                       Click Link


Workplace wellbeing: Cancer and Cancer Screening


This short interactive session will increase your knowledge and confidence about cancer and cancer screening, and the important role that workplaces have.

We will start by getting a common understanding about what cancer is, and the local picture in Greater Manchester. We will discuss some of the most popular myths surrounding cancer and replace them with facts, especially the importance of early detection and cancer screening.  Finally, we will explore some creative (and fun) ways to start conversations and raise awareness across your workplaces. You will be shown useful resources to adapt or use, and given easy to remember ‘key messages’ to share with families, friends, clients and customers.

The course will run for 1¼  hours (75 minutes).

Tuesday the 9th of July                                                    1pm-2.30pm                                   Click Link

Wednesday the 21st of August                                        10am-11.30am                                Click Link

Thursday the 26th of September                                     1pm-2.30pm                                   Click Link


Cervical Cancer Awareness

Cervical cancer can be prevented. Cervical Screening saves lives. This training seeks to show women how they can protect themselves and share messages through their networks that may help family, friends and co-workers do the same. This session will be interactive, fun, and full of facts, key messages and information to take away and share with others.

 Wednesday the 25th of September                               10am-11.30am                                 Click Link


Answer Cancer is the working name of the Greater Manchester Cancer Screening Engagement Programme. It is a voluntary sector partnership working to improve cancer awareness and increase uptake of cancer screening across Greater Manchester.

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