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[SOLD OUT] Design to meet the emotional needs of people living with cancer | Macmillan Cancer Support

  • Barbican Centre Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS London United Kingdom (map)

About the session

One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. The distress caused by cancer can stay with those diagnosed and their loved ones for life. Our role at Macmillan cancer Support is to work with people who have been diagnosed to find their best way through this experience.

Our Service Innovation Team have been tasked to design new emotional support services. We need these services to support people early, in a personalised way and to not stop after those diagnosed have been given the all-clear.

We’ve done the research, defined the insight, got strategic sign-off, and now we need to develop new innovative ideas. This workshop will round off a national co-ideation piece of work that aims to bring together the ideas of people living with cancer, their family and friends, health and social care professionals, and our national colleagues. We want you to bring your own ideas and innovative mindset to build on their work and take it into bigger and bolder directions.

This is no easy task as we need to think big if we’re going to support people living with cancer across the UK, and work within our complex health and social care ecosystem.

By taking part in this workshop you will be helping set a direction for what concepts we begin to prototype with people living with cancer and the people who support them.


Key take aways

  • Discover what emotional support matters to people living with cancer

  • Be part of shaping Macmillan’s direction in meeting the emotional needs of people living with cancer

  • Meet other creative people who care about supporting those in need

About the hosts

The Innovation Team at Macmillan Cancer support is made up of

Ed Wallace - Head of Innovation

Ellie Bryant - Senior Innovation Consultant

Peter Mackenney - Senior Innovation Consultant

Jade Richardson - Innovation Consultant

Culainn Boland-Shanahan - Innovation Consultant

Majeda Rahman Chowdhury - Junior Innovation Consultant


This session has sold out but you can still book your day pass for Friday 25.10. You will be asked to pick 5 sessions of your choice for the day.