Our one-day events are free to attend and focus on the science behind our messages and how to support people change their behaviour.
Vicky Sullivan, who attended the event as a delegate, talks about her experience of the day.
“I work for a community health and wellbeing service called Health Connections Mendip. This is an NHS-funded peer support and social prescribing service which enables people living in Mendip, Somerset, to improve personal and community resilience.
We work closely with GP practices, providing one-to-one non-clinical support to patients, we also work in the community – connecting people with existing services and running workshops.
Much of what we do involves supporting people who wish to make changes to their lives in order to improve their health and quality of life. World Cancer Research Fund’s event in Bristol presented the ideal opportunity for my team to broaden our knowledge around cancer prevention, and to discuss ways to incorporate this into our current practice.
We enjoyed the talks and were particularly interested in the work of the Community Health Champions in Bristol. It was inspiring to hear what a great impact volunteers have had in their local communities.
Our service also supports local residents to become community health champions, and following the event, we have introduced additional training to support them further in promoting cancer prevention.”
The team also signed up to become Cancer Prevention Champions for World Cancer Research Fund, which means they now help us to shape and disseminate our work.