Cervical Screening Awareness Week 13-19 June 2016


Have you been
to your screening?
Cervical Screening
Awareness Week
13-19 June 2016

Cervical Screening Awareness Week will be all about drawing attention to the problem and making people realise just how essential it is that they get checked.  Because, did you know that 20% of British women don’t go to their cervical screening – that is 20% too many!

You might know that the HPV virus often leads to the disease and nearly all of us will get it at some point in our lives.

Thankfully though there are vaccines available to protect you from it.  I’ve had mine and although I was apprehensive when getting them I feel so much safer now having had them!

Are you worried about having the cervical cancer screening? Doctors say for some it could be mildly uncomfortable – but lasting a few minutes at most isn’t it worth being healthy in the long run?

Would you like to help raise awareness this June?   You could display leaflets and posters in local places and a great way to get them noticed would be placing them in the women’s toilets.

You could even run your own stand with the leaflets or organise an event.  For more information on cervical cancer and the annual 5k ‘Walk for Fun’ event go to the Cervical Screening Awareness Week website.Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW)

13 – 19 June

Help us raise awareness of the importance of attending cervical screening (smear tests) to prevent cervical cancer.

Download our campaign toolkit with suggested tweets, newsletter content and much more

Read our press release

 

Why is it important?

Cervical screening prevents 75% of cervical cancers from developing in the UK yet one in four women do not attend cervical screening when invited.

Not going for cervical screening is one of the biggest risk factors for developing cervical cancer.

How can you help?

  • If you’re over the age of 50 and have had cervical cancer or cervical abnromaities we need your help! Share your story as one of our media volunteers and help us raise awarness. To find out more email media@jostrust.org.uk
  • Display our posters/leaflets/postcards in GP surgeries, hospitals or your local library
  • Distribute our leaflets at your university or college
  • Ask if your employer would allow posters to be put up e.g. in women’s toilets
  • Share our TwitterFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn posts
  • Download our GP surgeries digital poster and displaying it on your reception screen
  • Read our press release
  • Run an information stand with our resources at your local hospital, library, workplace or community centre
  • Organise an event

 

Resources

We provide posters and a range of materials to help support your activities. Download them for free or order materials online now.

If you would like further information please contact us on 020 7250 8311 or info@jostrust.org.uk

Find out what we did in Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2015

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s