Be Cancer SAFE (Screening Awareness Fast Early)

The Be Cancer SAFE project is an initiative funded by Sheffield City Council for the Carers Centre to deliver group workshops on the importance of taking up cancer screening, as well as knowing the signs and symptoms of the most common cancers.

Carers are seen as a group of people who often put their own health after the health of their cared-for person and typically don’t take up cancer screening.

The aim is to create Be Cancer SAFE Champions who are ordinary people who help to spread awareness about cancer. They share simple cancer messages with others, as they go about their daily lives, such as how to check your body and where to go for help if you’re worried about cancer. If you would like to help spread awareness and be a Champion, please email Jan to see how we can support you: jan@sheffieldcarers.org.uk

Jan Outram, our Community Liaison worker, has taken on the role of a Be Cancer SAFE ambassador and is visiting groups, delivering simple messages and promoting conversations about cancer. At the end of the session we ask everyone to make an informal pledge to spread the word amongst friends, family and other groups they attend, either face to face or by social media. They then become Be Cancer SAFE champions and receive a lanyard, pen and badge. Jan has delivered sessions, which then creates new champions, with a target to create 140 champions over a year.

Do you belong to a community group, social club or organisation that might like to host a Be Cancer SAFE talk? If so, email jan@sheffieldcarers.org.uk

We have literature on many different cancers and information about the various places cancer patients can access support. We are working alongside other organisations and services across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire – read more about the campaign here.

You can download information on different cancers below: