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Invisible disabilities in the workplace

Nichola will be sharing her personal experience of invisible disabilities in the workplace and will provide advice for how employers can support as part of a virtual event for the Women in Health & Safety Network on December 7. Sign up here... Read More

Breast cancer – My story and advice for supporting colleagues – In conversation with Pauline Haggar

Pauline Haggar was diagnosed with breast cancer on 2 July 2018. What followed was an intense period of surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. She continued to work as much as possible throughout her treatment. In this interview, she explains how it affected her at work – physically, mentally, and emotionally. Read More

My breast cancer story and the amazing support I had from work: In conversation with Josie Overton

Josie Overton was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020, which was treated with surgery. In this interview she talks about what she went through physically and emotionally, focussing on how it affected her at work and the support she had from colleagues. Read More

How to support women’s health in the workplace

Some small, but achievable, steps to help promote women’s health in the workplace. Read More

Supporting and reintegrating staff into the workplace as they recover from breast cancer

It is estimated that 600,000 people are currently alive in the UK having been diagnosed with breast cancer. 13% of women said they could no longer carry out their job due to long-term effects caused by their breast cancer diagnosis. To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Addie Mitchell, Clinical Nurse Specialist at UK charity, Breast Cancer Now, spoke to SHP about how employers can support staff, following diagnosis. Read More

Breast cancer: No links to working nightshift, according to new research

Updated research shows that there are no risks in developing breast cancer for working nightshifts, countering previous data which suggested otherwise. Read More

Early intervention at work can improve cancer survival

By Professor Gordon Wishart is a consultant breast and endocrine surgeon There are few workplaces that have not been in Read More



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