Take a day to de-stress and help people with cancer
Stress Down Friday
7 June 2013
Take part in Stress Down Friday on the 7 June 2013. Through a day of fundraising you will help raise money for Maggie’s, enabling us to provide support to people with cancer.
By taking part in Stress Down Friday you will also benefit from Maggie’s professional Cancer in the Workplace programme. Find out more about the programme and how Maggie's helps people with cancer manage the impact of stress.
Stress affects everyone, but especially people with cancer. Every day over 800 people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer, facing an uncertain journey of appointments, treatment and side effects.
At Maggie’s they can talk to our professional experts for emotional and practical advice, and take stress management courses as part of our unique programme of cancer support.
All work and no play? With over half of the UK's workforce suffering from stress-related illnesses, it's important to let employees know they can take a break when they need to. Stress Down Friday is a fun way to do this whilst also raising money for your local Maggie's Centre.
Getting involved is simple. Here are just a few ideas:
• Hold a Dress Down Day at work
• Host a pyjama party or wear your slippers to work day
• Hold a tea party or other event (use our fundraising ideas)
• Organise relaxation sessions using Maggie’s specialist CD
Maggie’s will provide you with tips to manage stress and fundraising materials to make your Stress Down Friday a big success. Contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for ideas and support.
If you can't take part on 7 June, just pick another date that suits for your very own Stress Down Friday.
Cancer in the Workplace is a professional programme developed from our Can Work, Will Work (opens PDF) research with Unum and Oxford Economics. It includes a lecture for HR managers on how to support employees with cancer and a regular e-newsletter with information about improving the health and wellbeing of your staff.
Sign up today by calling 020 7386 3528 or send us an email.