Corporate Wellness Services

Marie Keating Foundation- Corporate Wellness Services

The Marie Keating Foundation’s work focuses on raising awareness of all of the common cancers affecting men and women in Ireland and the healthy lifestyle choices to reduce the risk of cancer. The Marie Keating Foundation has three purpose-built mobile information units which travel around Ireland to bring our life-saving messages of cancer prevention and early detection.

Our services help people to make informed choices in relation to their health that can lower their cancer risk, while increasing awareness of cancer symptoms and screening programmes.  You can choose from a number of services to best meet your needs.

Mobile Units

Staffed by an experienced Registered Nurse, the mobile information units visit workplaces and organisations to bring cancer information straight to people in their workplace and community. The mobile information units are stocked with take-home information leaflets and packs on the various cancers. The Marie Keating Foundation nurses can talk one to one to people in a private area on board the unit about any concerns or questions that they may have about cancer, either for themselves or for someone else such as a family member or friend. Our nurse can carry out health checks on board the unit to people in their workplace.

Health Checks* include:

  • Measuring body fat composition
  • Carbon monoxide testing
  • BMI?

Our nurses will give visitors to the unit

  • Lifestyle advice
  • Information & registration details on national screening programmes (BreastCheck; CervicalCheck or BowelScreen)
  • Brochures about the signs & symptoms of various cancers
  • Smoking cessation advice

Each mobile information unit has interactive aids s such as the Smokerlyzer® test to measure the carbon monoxide levels in your lungs (for smokers), Fizz to Fat which shows how sugary beverages can turn into body fat, and Fat Chunk models which  realistically represent the look and feel of fat inside the body.  The mobile service empowers people to take control of their own health and make positive choices that will help lower their risk of cancer.

Cancer Awareness & Wellness Workshops

The Marie Keating Foundation nurses also visit corporate workplaces to give workshops and presentations about cancer. These can be general presentations or bespoke for the specific audience.  These workshops have been developed under the guidance of the Marie Keating Foundation’s nursing team and they aim to:

  • Help employees understand the importance and value of making the right lifestyle choices to reduce their risk of cancer
  • Educate employees on the main risk factors and signs and symptoms of the common cancers
  • Give employees an awareness of how to check themselves and what to look for in order to spot cancer early

Workshop Topics include:

  • Your Health: Your Choice– how to reduce your cancer risk through healthy lifestyle choices
  • Men’s health– an overview of common men’s cancers and how men can reduce their cancer risk or spot cancer early
  • Women’s health– an overview of common women’s cancers and how women can reduce their cancer risk or spot cancer early
  • Breast cancer: Overview of breast cancer in Ireland, risk factors, reducing your risk, checking your breasts
  • Cervical cancer: Overview of cervical cancer in Ireland, reducing your risk, smear tests, the HPV vaccine and signs and symptoms of cervical cancer
  • Skin cancer– how to be SunSmart and reduce your risk of skin cancer, how to spot skin cancer and monitor your moles and freckles
  • Survivorship– life after cancer and adjusting to the ‘new normal’. Overview of the MKF Survive & Thrive programme.

Marie Keating Foundation can design bespoke wellness programmes that encompass a combination of talks alongside the health checks offered by our nurses.  Depending on the need of your employees, the workplace workshop can be amended to suit your needs.

Duration
These workshops generally last for 1 hour and can be delivered during a lunch break

The following is an example of our programmes:

  1. Your Health Your Choice Workshop (1 hour session) For Men & Women
  • The aim of this workshop is to increase individual’s knowledge on how they can reduce their risk of cancer by targeting modifiable lifestyle risk factors. 4 in 10 cancers can be prevented through lifestyle choices alone. There is a direct link between the things we do, what we eat and what we drink and our health.  This workshop informs individuals how they can make simple changes to 5 parts of everyday life that will reduce cancer risk: Smoking, Overweight & Obesity, Physical Activity, Alcohol, Sun/sun beds. We have videos, Infographics and brochure materials on a number of these lifestyle behaviours and their links to cancer.

Health checks can also be offered here to compliment the content of Your Health Your Choice, such as measuring body fat composition & Carbon monoxide testing.  If this is required, additional time will be added to the workshop and will be dependent on numbers attending.

  1. Men’s Health Workshop (1 hour session) For Men
  • The aim of this workshop is to increase men’s knowledge on the most common cancers that affect them, prostate, bowel, lung, skin and testicular cancer. The workshop contains information about the signs and symptoms of these cancer types and how to spot these symptoms in addition to information on how men can reduce their risk of these common cancers.  Teaching aids are used in the delivery of this workshop to engage participants and create more open discussion among the group.

Health checks can also be offered here to compliment the content of Your Health Your Choice, such as measuring body fat composition & Carbon monoxide testing.  If this is required additional time will be added to the workshop and will be dependent on numbers attending.

  1. Women’s Health Workshop (1 hour session) For Women
  • The aim of this workshop is to women’s knowledge on the most common cancers that affect them, breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, skin cancer, bowel cancer, lung cancer. The workshop contains information about the signs and symptoms of these cancer types and how to spot these symptoms in addition information on how men can reduce their risk of these common cancers. As noted above teaching aids are used in the delivery of this workshop to engage participants and create more open discussion among the group.

Health checks can also be offered here to compliment the content of Your Health Your Choice, such as measuring body fat composition & Carbon monoxide testing.  If this is required additional time will be added to the workshop and will be dependent on numbers attending.

Workshop Fees:

Fee for 1 hour workshop: €400

Fee for half day workshop: €1,000

If you would like our mobile unit to visit your workplace, an additional fee of €300 is charged.

*Additional fees also apply for health checks per person.

 Apply Now:

Interested in booking a Marie Keating Foundation nurse and /or Mobile Information Unit to visit your workplace ?

Please call Angela Egan at 01 6283726 or register your interest here (embedded link to registration page on www.mariekeating.ie).