News and Announcements

News, Announcements and Events

Do your HR policies and processes support employees with cancer?

Date posted: February 8, 2018

Successfully managing an employee with cancer will become a far more common experience for line managers, and one of the most challenging.

Read this article, written by Barbara Wilson for the HR Zone, about the HR policies and processes employers should put in place to support employees with cancer and ensure that they make a successful return to work.

WWC’s Barbara Wilson taking part in follow-up European Parliamentary Event on Breast Cancer

Date posted: January 30, 2018


Barbara Wilson is at the European Parliament in Brussels on 31 January to attend a follow-up session to ‚ÄúAn Initiative on Breast Cancer Awareness‚ÄĚ Roundtable Discussion, which took place on 8 November 2017.¬† The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the concrete follow-up actions for the benefit of Breast Cancer Patients in 2018.¬†¬† A report from the November session can be found¬†here


Interview with Barbara Wilson – Women in Business Radio Show

Date posted: January 15, 2018

Barbara was a guest on the Women in Business Radio Show on Thursday 11th January where she was interviewed by Sian Murphy.

The interview was packed with information for employers including how to support an employee coping with the physical and psychological side effects of cancer, the practicalities of dealing with chemo-brain and how to talk about cancer at work. There were also lots of top tips both for employers and employees.

Find out more by listening to the full broadcast here

WWC’s Barbara Wilson taking part in European Parliament Round Table Discussion on Breast Cancer

Date posted: October 26, 2017

Working With Cancer is taking part in a policy discussion event being hosted in the European Parliament on 8th November. The event brings together Members of the European Parliament, European Commission, EU member States representatives, experts and stakeholders from the scientific community, civil society and industry to discuss how to join forces in the fight against breast cancer. Barbara Wilson will be joining Elena Gentile (MEP), Karen Benn, Europa Donna Deputy CEO, and Susanne Schaffert, Region Head for Novartis Oncology Region to discuss the future of cancer care in Europe and how to meet the still unmet needs of breast cancer survivors.

Find out more here

Woman & Home Magazine ‚Äď an interview with Barbara Wilson

Date posted: August 9, 2017

An interview with Barbara Wilson appears in the September issue of Woman & Home magazine.  Barbara talks about what inspired her to set up Working with Cancer, and the support she received from the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE).

Read the full article here

Working with Cancer podcast

Date posted: August 1, 2017

Barbara, our Founder, was interviewed recently by Kat Luckock of Share Impact about the work we do at WWC and how she came to set up the Company.

Listen to this podcast about her experience of managing work and cancer, of setting up a social enterprise, and about the work we do to support people affected by cancer, by clicking on this link.

Feedback from one organisation

Date posted: July 7, 2017

We collect feedback  from individuals following their coaching sessions with us.

Read five case studies¬†where coachees from one organisation were asked to reflect on their one to one coaching by members of WWC’s coaching team, and how it had supported them with their return to work.

Download the case studies here


Working After Cancer – series of one-day workshops

Date posted: April 14, 2017

We are running a series of one-day workshops this year for the Lymphoma Association in partnership with Shine Cancer Support.  The first workshop was held in Southampton in March.

The second workshop will be held in Manchester on Wednesday 7th June with two more planned this year in Newcastle and London.

If you would be interested in attending the Manchester workshop please register using the link provided below.

We will be posting details about the other workshops shortly.

View flyer here (PDF)

Cancer in The Workplace Report: Role of Coaching

Date posted: February 10, 2017

Last year Barbara Wilson contributed to a project run by the Economist Intelligence Unit, commissioned by Bristol Myers Squibb, about Cancer in the Workplace.

The report concludes that there is significant room for improvement in company policies and practices to strengthen workplace support for those affected by cancer and those steps are: improving access to information, providing coaching and establishing support groups for employees and setting a health and well-being strategy that makes provision for cancer. Working With Cancer can support you in all of these respects: with coaching, training and consultancy services. The report is now out and below is a link to it.

Rethinking Cancer: Realising the potential for improved survival

Date posted: May 5, 2016

In December Barbara attended a parliamentary round table discussion hosted by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS).  The meeting brought together Parliamentarians, policy experts and patient groups to consider the implications for patients, employers, the economy and society at large.

The event followed a recent report supported by¬†BMS and prepared by the International Longevity¬†Centre ‚Äď UK (ILC-UK). In Rethinking Cancer the¬†ILC-UK presented findings on how outcomes for¬†cancer patients can be improved, exploring the¬†challenges facing those living with and beyond¬†cancer at home and in the workplace.

Read a summary of the discussion here (PDF)