A rehabilitation program to support those with cancer to return to health, wellness and work
The transition towards becoming a ‘cancer survivor’ and thinking about work can be complex. Individuals with cancer attempting to remain at or return to work need to manage symptoms related to treatment.
It is important for service providers, health professionals and employers to provide assistance to help cancer survivors overcome their current barriers and make a timely return to appropriate, sustainable work. Beyond Cancer aims to provide that assistance.
What is Beyond Cancer?
Beyond Cancer is an evidence based, holistic rehabilitation program, offered to people who are living with cancer. It aims to reduce the impact of symptoms, enhance wellness and help survivors to successfully resume working.
The program is specifically tailored to each person’s unique needs. It includes:
- An assessment to identify current life challenges
- Education in symptom management
- Health management training (for example, managing stress, increasing resilience and managing pain)
- Exercise Physiology
- Return to work planning
- Engagement with the workplace as required
Individually tailored support
Any person diagnosed with cancer who was working prior to their diagnosis, and who has thoughts of returning to work at some point, is eligible to engage in this program. This may be soon after their diagnosis, during or after their treatment. The time to return to work depends on the individual, but this program can help build readiness.