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WRDA’s ground breaking Breast, Cervical and Bowel Cancer Screening Awareness Programme was developed to tackle the low uptake of screening invitations by women living in some areas of Northern Ireland. The programme is delivered by Community Facilitators who have completed WRDA’s level 3 certificate in Learning and Development.

The programme aims to:
• Raise awareness regarding breast, cervical and bowel screening.
• Encourage participants to avail of screening services on offer.
• Explore and address fears surrounding screening processes.

Impact assessments have shown that participants are more likely to attend screening after participating in the programme.

It is delivered locally and is practical and interactive whilst conveying a high impact message.

The programme consists of 3 sessions:

Session 1 (Breast) looks at the importance of breast awareness and breast screening. Includes a practical demonstration on how to correctly check your breasts and explains the signs and symptoms to look for.

A woman talking to her GP.

Watch this short video to find out how to self examine your breasts.

Session 2 (Cervical) highlights the benefits of regular cervical screening, as well as what happens at a smear test, and includes the types of results and what they mean.

Cervical screening video

Watch this short video to find out what happens at a smear test.

Session 3 (Bowel) raises awareness of bowel cancer screening, what signs and symptoms to look out for, ways to reduce your risk of developing bowel cancer and how to take the screening test (this session is offered to both women and men’s groups).

Watch this short video to find out how to use the new FIT kit.

The sessions are tailored to meet the needs of the group, i.e., the duration of the sessions, leaflets and learning tools that will be used.

If you are not part of a group you can now complete the programme as an individual. Just follow this link to the webinars!

For more information or to book a training session please contact:

For additional needs groups – email Paula Murray

For Community Groups, Women’s Groups and Men’s Groups – email Pamela Armstrong

The Programme is funded by the Public Health Agency