Welcome - Thank you for joining this online group!
My name is Michelle and I’m a Program Coordinator at BCNA. My main focus is to drive a new Work and Breast Cancer program. This program aims to increase the capacity of both employees and employers to support employment following a diagnosis of breast cancer.
In 2016 BCNA conducted research to identify gaps in information and support in the workplace for both employees and employers following a diagnosis of breast cancer. This program will deliver a range of support initiatives to fill these gaps and will include resources, an advisory (information and referral) telephone service and peer to peer discussions within BCNA’s online network.
How can you help with this program?
We’re wanting to start discussions within the online network around work and breast cancer. To do this we want to hear your experiences – good or challenging! We want to build a list of key challenges, inform discussions and build a network of online champions on the topic of work and breast cancer.
If you feel comfortable – we would love for you share your experience of breast cancer and work with us? Did you have challenges relating to your employment? Did you have a very supportive employer? Were you self-employed? Do you have tips for others going through this now?
I look forward to hearing from you and reading your experience in the comments below. You can also contact me on [email protected] or 1800 500 258.