Breast Health Awareness & Education Programme

For INTO members

Breast Health Awareness & Education Programme

for INTO members

Cornmarket has partnered with the INTO and Breast Cancer Ireland to deliver a Breast Health Awareness & Education Programme for all INTO members. The team will talk to primary school teachers and school support staff about breast health awareness and demonstrate the early signs of breast cancer.

Register your interest

Awareness saves lives. Educate yourself on breast health.

How it works?

Due to Covid-19 presentations will be moved online for the short term. Presentations within schools will resume once it is safe to do so.

We’ll be writing to all principals inviting schools to take part in the programme over the coming weeks and months. We can arrange a date and time that suits your school.

The programme is all about starting a discussion about breast health and encouraging INTO members to self-check regularly to identify what is normal for them, so that if an abnormality occurs it will be detected early.

Using a medically induced mannequin the Breast Cancer Ireland team will show the 8 signs and symptoms of breast cancer as well as how to perform a self-check examination. Online presentations will take approximately 30 minutes and can be arranged during lunch time or after school hours, and would be ideal for Croke Park hours.

Did you know?

  • 30% of women diagnosed with Breast Cancer each year are between the ages of 20 and 50*
  • 1 in 9 women* will develop breast cancer during the course of their lifetime

*Source: Breast Cancer Ireland, 2019

Programme Feedback**

100% of respondents rated the programme as excellent or very good

97% of respondents rated the speaker as excellent

100% of respondents would recommend to a friend

Comments from programme attendees:

“Excellent presentation and demo. Statistics really hit home and have made me really consider taking more care in checking regularly myself at home”

“All staff who attended were highly impressed and found it extremely beneficial”

“This was a really useful presentation. It is great to see an importance being placed on teacher's health and well-being”

**Source: Cornmarket, 2020.

Contact

To register your interest, fill in the form HERE and we will be in touch with you to arrange a presentation in your school for a suitable date and time.

A guide to the Breast Health Awareness & Education Programme

Meet some of the Outreach Coordinators

This programme is brought to you through the INTO Salary Protection Scheme***.

This programme provides an education and awareness presentation on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer only. It is the responsibility of each INTO member or attendee of the presentation to investigate any health concerns directly with their G.P. DISCLAIMER: The relevant union/association, programme organisers, sponsors and supporters of the programme cannot be held responsible for any subsequent development of disease following participation in the programme.

***The INTO Salary Protection Scheme is underwritten by Irish Life Assurance plc. Irish Life Assurance plc is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.