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Professional Development & Knowledge


Loss, grief and bereavement

  • Volunteers
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
Palliative and end-of-life care

This 3.5 hour virtual classroom workshop aims to help you gain a deeper understanding on the wide range of losses and grief experienced by people living with cancer. It helps you feel more confident in using your skills to deal appropriately with individual situations. It is important to understand that you will need to be prepared to explore and share your own experiences in this workshop

Understanding cancer and its treatments

  • Volunteers
  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
The changing cancer environment

The aim of these 2 half-day workshops is to raise awareness of the nature of cancer, prevention, early detection, investigation, staging and treatment options for cancer.

Listening and Responding

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
The changing cancer environment

We all like to think of ourselves as good listeners, but do you want to do more to develop your listening skills so that you can better support people living with cancer?

Managing Difficult Conversations

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Intermediate
Programme
The changing cancer environment

This 3.5 hour virtual classroom is aimed at all those wishing to refresh their listening and responding skills and consider in more detail how they can better support and respond to people who are distressed. It would ideally suit community as well as acute based staff supporting people with cancer, including volunteers and support group leads.

Pain and Symptom Management for End of Life and Palliative Care

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
Palliative and end-of-life care

This 3.5 hour virtual classroom workshop is designed to provide an overview of Pain and Symptom Management. There will be the opportunity to explore more around the subject and talk about some of the myths surrounding pain management at End of Life.

A Practical Introduction to Coaching Skills

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
Leadership and change

This 3.5 hour virtual classroom workshop is designed to introduce you to some of the principles of coaching and offer tools to support you in self-management conversations with the cancer patients you work with. It is relevant to the wider cancer workforce and volunteers.

Personalised Care and Support Planning: Understanding the Recovery Package

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
Living with the impact of cancer

This 3.5 hour virtual classroom workshop is designed to provide an overview of Personalised Care and Support Planning (PCSP) for people living with cancer including elements formerly known as the Recovery Package. There will be the opportunity to explore how PCSP can be implemented into your workplace. The session will provide a forum for discussion and debate, with opportunities to learn, share and network with other professionals.

Introduction to Acute Oncology: emergency situations and how to deal with them

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
The changing cancer environment

Due to the changing landscape of cancer care in the UK, people are living longer after a cancer diagnosis with increasingly complex needs. Whilst many of the consequences and side-effects of cancer and its treatment can safely be self-managed, others may need urgent medical attention. Do you know the difference?

Managing the Consequences of Cancer and its Treatment

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
Living with the impact of cancer

This 3.5 hour virtual classroom workshop will explore the consequences of cancer and its treatment, including both physical and psychological effects such as chronic fatigue, sexual difficulties, mental health problems, pain, urinary and gastrointestinal problems and lymphoedema.

We are Macmillan follow up

  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Foundation
Programme
We Are Macmillan

If you have recently joined as a Macmillan Professional, have been invited to the interim online induction and have had chance to complete it; the invitation below provides more support if you need it.

4Explore

  • Professionals
  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
E-Learning

Develop your knowledge and skills for your role in cancer care. If you are a professional employed in a Band 4 support role or equivalent, this programme is for you.

Challenging Conversations using technology

  • Macmillan Professionals
Format
Face-to-Face
Level
Advanced
Programme
The changing cancer environment

  • Has a change in your practice meant you are having challenging conversations over the phone or by video call?
  • Would you like to explore how to build rapport when you can’t see or offer face to face support to someone?
  • Would working through some practice scenarios communicating using technology be helpful to you?
  • Help for Helpers: exploring vicarious traumatisation and self-care

    • Macmillan Professionals
    Format
    Face-to-Face
    Level
    Foundation
    Programme
    Well-being and emotional resilience

    This subject will be supported with pre-reading workbook which you will be sent when your place is confirmed/reminders issued; followed by a ½ day (4 hour) virtual classroom workshop. This may run on Zoom pending providers support and by signing up you should be aware of this medium of delivery and consent to use this.

    HOPE Information Session

    • Volunteers
    • Professionals
    • Macmillan Professionals
    Format
    Face-to-Face
    Level
    Foundation
    Programme
    Living with the impact of cancer

    This 2.5 hour virtual session is an opportunity to learn more about Macmillan’s HOPE programme that runs under licence from H4C (hope in the community).

    Emotional Wellbeing: an introduction

    • Volunteers
    • Professionals
    • Macmillan Professionals
    Format
    Face-to-Face
    Level
    Foundation
    Programme
    Well-being and emotional resilience

    This Emotional Health and Wellbeing (EH&WB) taster session will introduce you to our Macmillan Wellbeing Framework© which provides a host of resources and learning opportunities that holistically consider your overall emotional health and wellbeing. The session will broadly cover some of the content within the framework, such as building resilience skills, and then sign-post you to where and how you might extend your learning across all of the content areas within the framework.

    SAGE and THYME

    • Volunteers
    • Professionals
    • Macmillan Professionals
    Format
    Face-to-Face
    Level
    Foundation
    Programme
    The changing cancer environment

    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.

    Delivering Virtual Health & Wellbeing Information & Support Events

    • Macmillan Professionals
    Format
    E-Learning

    This is a toolkit for professionals to support the delivery of health & wellbeing or information & support events/groups online

    Holistic Needs Assessment

    • Professionals
    • Macmillan Professionals
    Format
    E-Learning

    This programme has been created to help and support key workers in the delivery of effective and supportive Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA’s) and care planning. HNA’s may be conducted by people in many different roles, with different job titles, so for the purpose of this programme we will use the generic role title of key worker.

    Self-care and positive coping for health professionals

    • Macmillan Professionals
    Format
    Face-to-Face
    Level
    Foundation
    Programme
    We Are Macmillan

    In this webinar we will explore strategies for coping with these additional demands as well as practical and achievable ways to care for your wellbeing. The webinar is developed by psychologists using published evidence and clinical expertise.