Breast, Cervical and Bowel Screening Awareness Programme in Clonoe Community Centr

The Women’s Resource and Development Agency

have developed this programme to raise awareness of breast, cervical and bowel screening, this award-winning programme encourages participants to avail of the screening services on offer and explores and addresses fears surrounding screening processes. The first session will be held on Friday 9th November from 10am in Clonoe Community Centre.

WRDA’s ground breaking Breast, Cervical and Bowel Screening Awareness Programme was developed to tackle the low uptake of screening invitations by women living in some areas of Northern Ireland. Impact assessments have shown that participants are more likely to attend screening after participating in the programme.

The programme aims to:
• Raise awareness regarding breast, cervical and bowel screening.
• Encourage participants to avail of screening services on offer.
• Explore and address fears surrounding screening processes.

It is delivered locally and is practical and interactive whilst conveying a high impact message.

The programme consists of 3 sessions delivered by Community Facilitators using a participatory learning approach and interactive training resources.

Session 1
 raises awareness of bowel cancer screening, what signs and symptoms to look out for, ways to reduce your risk of developing bowel cancer and how to take the screening test.

Session 2
 looks at the importance of breast awareness and breast screening. Includes a practical demonstration on how to correctly check your breasts and explains the signs and symptoms to look for.

Session 3 highlights the benefits of regular cervical screening, as well as what happens at a smear test, and includes the types of results and what they mean.
This Breast, Cervical And Bowel Screening Awareness Programme  is funded By The Public Health Agency.To register or find out more contact Alice 07526834948.

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