In this blog Catherine Pritchard from Cheshire Constabulary, talks about her breast cancer diagnosis and how she is supporting others.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer after discovering a small lump the size of a peppercorn.
Working at Cheshire Constabulary, I received some fantastic support from both the organisation and my colleagues.
To give back, when I returned to work, I hosted an online ‘wellness café’ where I was joined by officers and staff from Cheshire who had found themselves in a similar situation, or had a colleague, friend or family member who had received a cancer diagnosis. The conversation was an opportunity for me to tell others how I coped, what support I got and how I wanted to be and was treated by others and the organisation.
One in two of us will get cancer, this makes me feel compelled to take this further and am delighted that I now have an opportunity to open this conversation up to a wider audience and encourage a more positive attitude to returning to work and to inspire others.
Your invitation to join Catherine at her next Wellness Cafe
Catherine will be hosting a national online chat, on 12 January 2022 at 10am, where she will talk through her experience and answer any questions you may have. She is passionate about educating individuals and offering guidance – so if you, one of your colleagues, a member of your staff, a friend or family member finds themselves in a similar situation you will have the confidence and the understanding to be able to help.
If you are interested in joining her, or want to know more please get in touch with Catherine directly using the button below.