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Author: Cancer Focus
Published on 01 September 2014 09:00 AM

Well Aware programme is a cancer awareness initiative for the over 60s. It’s delivered in a range of different sessions such as in supported living schemes, residential homes and community groups right across Northern Ireland.

The purpose of the Well Aware sessions is to inform individuals of key cancer awareness messages while also raising awareness of the important signs and symptoms of cancer. The programme aims to empower individuals to take control of their own health and to feel confident to go to the doctor if they have concerns about their health.

The Well Aware programme also includes free health checks. These are carried out by an experienced nurse and in some cases may result in a referral to your GP.

As part of the programme, participants also have the opportunity to become trained as peer educators in cancer awareness  - training that will allow them to become a source of information to their peers. A two day cancer awareness training programme will be available to those interested.

The programme works in partnership with Oaklee Housing Group and has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

To find out more about the Well Aware programme please contact Anne Devlin, Well Aware Project Co-ordinator, on 07710 371118 email, or download the leaflets Well Aware Leaflet for men (PDF) and Well Aware Leaflet for women (PDF).

For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575