Screening is normally normal so don’t put it off

Image of two women with words saying: detecting cervical cancer early can make all the difference.

Cervical screening awareness week This week is cervical screening awareness week, running from 17 – 23 June. It’s an annual reminder of how important – in fact, lifesaving – screening can be. According to Macmillan, nearly one in four people don’t attend their cervical screening (also known as smear tests), often because they are worried, … Read more

How a Few Words Saved My Life

When Irene was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2020, she was so grateful for all her family support. However, she was even more grateful to the kind words of encouragement that prompted her to check her breasts.   A nurse prompted me to check myself  I was initially prompted to examine my breasts after going … Read more

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Act on Cancer Together will be busy this month encouraging people in Brighton and Hove to examine their chest regularly for anything that isn’t normal for them. To get a free monthly text reminder to check yourself text REMIND ME to 82228 or go to this sign up … Read more

Our Summer Community Health Event continues in East Brighton.

The Community Summer Event at Robert Lodge was on a beautiful August day, with sunshine, food and activities in both the communal gardens and in the community rooms. This event was to celebrate the reopening of the community rooms, bring people together and share information around health and wellbeing. Around 140 people attended and there … Read more

Introducing Act on Cancer Together

In general, residents of our more deprived neighbourhoods and members of ethnically diverse communities are diagnosed for cancer later, which of course leads to worse outcomes. 

To address this shocking health inequality, we are launching our new project; Act on Cancer Together.

Bevendean Health Day

Bevendean Health Day

On the 31st of May Bevendean celebrated Health Day . The event was hosted by Action for Bevendean Community, and coordinated by the local TDC community development worker, Sayanti Banerjee. All the community groups funded by the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund demonstrated their work at the event and it was wonderful to so many residents joining … Read more

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