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1800 200 700
Mon—Thurs 9am—7pm Fri 9am—5pm
The key messages of the Irish Cancer Society’s Community Health Education Programme (CHEP) are:
CHEP Volunteers from communities across Ireland have been trained to pass these messages on to their community through information stands or talks. These events take place at local trading associations, shopping centre’s, community and sporting organisations, women’s and men’s groups, health fairs and local clubs and societies.
CHEP aims to increase the public’s knowledge and encourage a change in their behaviour to reduce their risk of cancer and help them spot changes early that could be cancer. The focus is on cancers whose cause we know, and therefore in some cases, can be prevented. We also look at the early signs to watch for and encourage people to know their body, what is normal for them, and check for change. We also focus on less well known cancers that are specific to women or men, like cervical and ovarian cancer, or prostate and testicular.
If you are interested in joining our team of CHEP Volunteers we would be delighted to hear from you.
If you are passionate about getting positive messages out to adults from all backgrounds in your community and empowering them to make change in their lives this programme could be for you. You don’t need to have medical training to become a CHEP volunteer; however a number of qualities are important, such as:
Once accepted for training, over a number of months, volunteers will attend:
There is one remaining CHEP training session scheduled for new volunteers in 2012:
Apply to become a CHEP Volunteer by completing an enrolment form as above and return it either:
Following receipt of your completed enrolment form you will be contacted to arrange an interview.
Irish Cancer Society
43-45 Northumberland Road,
Phone: 01 2310579