Easing the emotional burden of cancer
The diagnosis of cancer can bring a devastating range of emotions, including shock, depression, anger, grief, fear and uncertainty for the person diagnosed, as well as their loved ones. These feelings can result in denial and disbelief, withdrawal and isolation, and the loss of connection to family and friends.
This in turn, affects everyday life issues as well as productivity and concentration at work.
Those affected by cancer are often under severe financial pressure, making it impossible to gain access to counselling when they need it most, as counselling is currently not claimable under Medicare or through Private Health Funds.
It can also be difficult to find professional counsellors with experience in oncology.
Cancer Counselling Professionals seeks to ease the emotional burden of a cancer diagnosis by providing those affected by cancer with subsidised access to counsellors who understand cancer and the impact it has on the patient and those around them. To this end Cancer Counselling Professionals have created an employee assistance program (EAP) designed to enable organisations to support their employees through these difficult times in a structured way and budget manner.
All members of Cancer Counselling Professionals are required to be experienced/clinical members of a recognised professional counselling, psychological or social work association and have at least one (1) year’s experience of working in oncology or with people affected by cancer.
What can your organisation do?
The Cancer Counselling Professionals EAP provides your employees and managers access to counselling services by phone, online or face to face, enabling your employees to receive confidential counselling support wherever they are based.
Working with one of our counsellor will help your employees quickly return to peak performance, working at their best again.
Organisations can opt to pay or supplement sessions for their employees or support our efforts through a donation or grant.
Enabling workplace giving enables your employees to make a difference in a simple and tax effective way. Here too the organisation could consider matching employee donations.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to explore how we could develop a partnership that delivers value to your staff, your organisational goals and those you strive to support.