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Hieda half-day seminar – Managing Cancer in the Workplace

21st November 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Date: Monday 21st November 2022 
  • Time: 13.30-16.30 
  • Venue: Zoom (online) 


  • Healthcare professionals, medical providers and those with a responsibility for caring for a young person with a cancer in a workplace.

Course outline 

In any environment, work or school, you may not always feel confident to know how best to support someone with cancer. There are challenging times during diagnoses, treatment, the point of return to work and after cancer; this course reflects on this journey. 

Training topics will include: 

  • What can I do about work and cancer? 
  • What roles do employers play in cancer support 
  • My Cancer Story.

Learning outcomes: 

  • To understand the journey of the cancer sufferer 
  • To identify support strategies available for someone returning to work 
  • To gain an understand of medical provisions in the workplace.


Jane Graham, Director, Hieda

Trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, Jane has over 30 years of nursing background, Many of them in trauma and intensive care. Whilst in PICU, she had a number of different roles. Nine years of that included a role as a specialist retrieval nurse (CATS) that entailed travelling around the country to stabilise and bring back critically unstable children. To do this she learned advanced nursing and basic medical skills in resuscitation, all medical conditions, and trauma.

She went on to teach these skills to student nurses, qualified nurses and junior doctors as the Practice educator on intensive care. This role also involved lecturing regularly at South Bank University. She has been a DSL for Safeguarding at an independent boarding school where she was Lead Nurse. She is also an instructor for Qualsafe, an awarding body approved by the HSE. She is currently the director of Hieda and director of health and wellbeing for the BSA Group.

Erika Crossley, Boarding School Counsellor, Berlin Brandenburg International School

Erika obtained her Master’s degree in clinical nurse leader from Xavier University in the United States and has worked in paediatric oncology and psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Erika has worked in boarding schools in the UK and Germany as a school nurse, health and wellbeing manager and counsellor. Erika has delivered sex and relationship education in primary and secondary schools and served as a DSL and holds a diploma in counselling.

Erika currently works as the Boarding School Counsellor at Berlin Brandenburg International School as a member of the student support services team and leads their Student Ambassador programme. Erika is a mental health advocate and an Ambassador for Dorset Mind.

William Goldsmith, Head, St George’s School Windsor Castle

William Goldsmith has a career spanning almost twenty years in UK primary education and leadership. He is currently Head of St George’s School Windsor Castle, having previously run St Leonards Junior School, St Andrews, where he embedded the IB Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes, as well as a sector-leading approach to outdoor learning. William is passionate about a skills and mindset based learning philosophy; has a background in emotional wellbeing and mental health; and strongly believes in the value of learning outside the classroom. He is a founding fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching; fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts; and has a Masters in Learning and Teaching from the University of Oxford.


  • Member Rate: £100 
  • Non-member Rate: £200*  

*If you would like to become a member and access discounted rates for Hieda CPD and events, please click here.

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21st November 2022
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm




Health in Education Association