Greater Manchester Cancer Conference 2022 – Poster Gallery

Welcome to the Greater Manchester Cancer Conference 2022 charity village. You can find out more about the charities that will be participating in the conference below.

5K Your Way Move Against Cancer logo

The Move: Charity supports teenagers and young adults who are living with and beyond cancer to get moving again after treatment/surgery.

National Cancer Survivorship Initiative states that there is; ‘Persuasive evidence that a healthy lifestyle during and after cancer is associated with improved physical and psychological well-being.’

This is what the charity delivers to its participants via an 8 week online programme as well as valuable website resources and a podcast.

In addition, the Charity provides 5k Your Way, a community-based initiative to encourage those living with and beyond cancer, families, friends, and those working in cancer services to walk, jog, run, cheer or volunteer at a local 5k Your Way parkrun event on the last Saturday of every month.

There are four 5k Your Way Events in Greater Manchester at Stretford, Salford Worsley Woods, Oldham and Wilmslow.

5KYW aims to break the social isolation of a cancer diagnosis as we walk and talk and then head for a coffee and cake afterwards to become a support group with a difference.

Our aim is to encourage permanent active lifestyle changes via exercise and we think 5KYW is a natural extension to Prehab4Cancer in GM

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis logo

Supporting primary and secondary breast cancer patients to make informed choices. Sharing information and up to date news on treatments, breast surgeries, consultants, hospitals and providing useful links We are an organisation and network offering peer to peer support for people with breast cancer. Aiming to reduce fear, anxiety and isolation, while supporting them to resume normal life, living both with and beyond cancer.

Can Survive UK - logo

Can-Survive UK (CSUK) was formed in May 2015 as a response to the lack of culturally appropriate support available for Black and other culturally diverse people in the city of Manchester diagnosed, living with, or affected by cancer. Our services are targeted at, however not exclusive for people from Black and other ethnic diverse populations in Greater Manchester. We enable community members affected by cancer to build confidence, resilience, and strength to overcome the challenges cancer brings. We:

  • enable people affected by cancer to participate in a programme of regular wellbeing therapies and activities, thereby encouraging service users to socialise, increase confidence and reduce isolation
  • empower people to take control and better manage cancer to enhance their emotional, psychological, and physical wellbeing, as well as their resilience
  • educate by delivering cancer awareness sessions highlighting the signs and symptoms of cancer, particularly those that disproportionately affect Black African, Black Caribbean, Asian and other culturally diverse ethnic populations

Our services include, cancer support groups, wellbeing therapies and activities, advocacy, home visits, advice, information, and signposting. We collaborate and partner with other culturally appropriate organisations and groups to replicate, develop and deliver our cancer support groups.

Answer Cancer logo

Answer Cancer is a Voluntary Sector partnership working to improve cancer awareness across Greater Manchester. It aims to increase cancer screening rates, especially within communities where take-up is currently low. It will achieve this by working with communities and voluntary sector organisations, including faith groups, resident’s associations and community groups, to raise awareness of screening and possible symptoms & causes of cancer.

Answer Cancer will support both individuals and organisations by providing training, information sessions and grants. Answer Cancer was set up in response to the low take up of cancer screening in Greater Manchester. For both bowel & cervical cancer screening, Greater Manchester ranks 12th out of the fourteen regions across England. For breast cancer screening it ranks 13th.

GatewayC - logo

GatewayC is a national online cancer education for healthcare professionals. Over 21 free courses, online seminars, an in-clinic pathway guide and other educational resources. Funded by Health Education England and Health Education and Improvement Wales.

Maggies Centre

Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Built in the grounds of NHS hospitals our centres are warm and welcoming places, with qualified staff offering an evidence-based core programme of support developed to complement medical treatment. Our staff include clinical psychologist, nurses, occupational therapists and benefits advisors. Each centre offers a range of support designed to support a person’s wellbeing.

Currently we have two centres in Greater Manchester at The Christie Hospital and Royal Oldham Hospital. People can drop-in to the centres Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, for support with one of our cancer support specialists.

MCRC - logo

The MCRC is a unique partnership founded in 2006 by The University of Manchester, Cancer Research UK and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Since its creation, the MCRC partnership has expanded to encompass cancer research activities across Manchester at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Care Alliance, driving a consistent, compatible, and integrated cancer research strategy with the ultimate aim of creating a future free from the burden of cancer. Our unique partnership creates the integrated approach essential to progress changes in patient diagnosis and care within the NHS through the Greater Manchester Cancer Plan which covers a population of over three million people. Find out more about the MCRC on our website.

METUPUK is the ONLY patient advocacy group focused on metastatic breast cancer in the UK. We are working to improve outcomes for those living with MBC. We won’t stop until it is downgraded from an incurable disease to a chronic illness. We want people with MBC to gain access to the very best medicines to help them live longer and improve their quality of life. We ultimately work towards the day when MBC will be cured and people live with better outcomes.

Prehab4Cancer - logo

Prehab4Cancer is provided in leisure facilities across Greater Manchester, which means that often patients can access the service close to their home.

The aim is to help patients (and their loved ones) to cope with cancer treatment and feel better, physically and mentally. Prehab4Cancer is designed to help people take an active role in their cancer care and live as well as possible with and beyond cancer.

GM Active has grown from a collective of 12 amazing leisure and community organisations, to establishing itself as a Community Interest Company in December 2020.

We manage the majority of the publicly owned leisure and physical activity assets on behalf of 10 local authorities across Greater Manchester. We pride ourselves in putting our communities and our people at the heart of everything we do and are recognised by key local and national stakeholders as the comprehensive leisure and physical activity offer for the region.

We are a unique combination of organisations and people; pioneers in the health, wellbeing and physical activity sector.