Course ID: 280

Suitable for: Macmillan Professionals

Duration: 3 hours
Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Foundation
Focusing on core knowledge and skills, and looking at how to apply some of the learning in your workplace.

The changing cancer environment
We offer an array of fundamental courses that will help you negotiate difficult situations and improve your understanding of cancer care's ever-changing landscape.

Please Note: Please ensure you have the required equipment to take part; please join 10-15 minutes before the start time and if you are sent pre-work please ensure this is completed in good time before the session as you may not be able to attend the virtual workshop without completing it.

The 3hrs virtual workshop, run by 2 facilitators, teaches you how to use a structured approach to getting into and out of a conversation with someone who is upset or has concerns, whilst providing basic psychological support. The workshop uses a mix of small group work, lectures and rehearsals.

Learning outcomes

It was originally developed to meet the level 1 skills requirement described in the 2004 NICE guidance on ‘Improving Supportive and Palliative Care for Adults with Cancer’, although the principles are generic and can be used with anyone in distress.

The level 1 guidance states that all health and social care staff should be able to:

  • recognise psychological distress
  • avoid causing psychological harm
  • communicate honestly and compassionately
  • know when they have reached the boundary of their competence.
  • Who is it for?

    The SAGE & THYME model can be taught to any member of staff (e.g. healthcare assistants, nurses, allied health professionals, doctors, administrators, students, volunteers) in contact with distressed people (not just patients) and in any setting (e.g. hospital, patient’s home, nursing home, hospice, social care).

    Request your place

    This course is only available to Macmillan Professionals.

    Although Macmillan Cancer Support will not charge for this event, please bear in mind that the charity incurs charges for cancellations and no-shows. Please seek permission to attend from your line manager or team if necessary before submitting your form.

    Step 1

    Select your preferred date and location for the SAGE and THYME course.

    5 courses available

    Step 2

    Please provide your details and any special requirements. We will contact you regarding your booking.


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