Healthy Working Lives Conference 2016

Of the 8,777 people diagnosed with cancer in Northern Ireland each year, around one-third are of working age. With this in mind, more than 120 business people and 15 exhibiting companies gathered in Belfast on Thursday 3 March to discover how they can support employees who have cancer or other long-term conditions.

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This fourth annual Healthy Working Lives Conference, organised by Business in the Community and the Public Health Agency (PHA) at Riddel Hall, Queen’s University, provided the forum for discussions which focused on prevention and promoting awareness of cancer and other long-term conditions. Businesses were encouraged to do the right thing for employees impacted by these conditions by considering four thematic areas: awareness, prevention, treatment and reintegration & care.

The half-day event attracted delegates from across the public, private and charitable sectors, including business owners and senior managers, human resource professionals, workplace health champions, occupational health providers and health improvement practitioners.

What does it mean to have a healthy working life?

Find out how Belfast Health and Social Care Trust supports its employees

How things happened on the day

Download presentations opposite in the resource section.

If your business needs support to helps its employees have healthy working lives, please contact our Workplace 20:20 team today on (028) 9046 0606.

Resources

People: Cancer - What employers need to know by Dr Miriam McCarthy

04 March 2016

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People: The workplace as a setting for creating lifestyle change by Desiree Schliemann; Tanya Gill and Geraldine McGeown

04 March 2016

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People: Raising Awareness by Norman Neill, Belfast City Council

04 March 2016

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People: Proactive Prevention by Dr Geoff Crowther and Carol Mounce, PSNI

04 March 2016

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People: Treatment by Naomi McCay, NICaN/Macmillan Cancer

04 March 2016

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People: Reintegration and Care by Sarah Cochrane, Carson McDowell

04 March 2016

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