Be Screening Aware

Be Screening Aware

Be Screening Aware is a co-production project that works with experts by experience and topic experts. Together we have designed awareness sessions for the five National adult screening programmes and are now delivering these to the learning disability community.

The five adult National screening programmes are:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening (AAA screening)
  • Bowel Cancer Screening
  • Breast Screening
  • Cervical Screening
  • Diabetic Eye Screening

In the North East and Cumbria we work in partnership with small teams from self-advocacy organisations to Be Screening Aware sessions. Sessions are FREE. If you would like more information or to arrange a session please contact Julie at: [email protected]

Be Screening Aware knows the importance of people understanding the adult screening programmes so we are making our resources available to anyone who would like to deliver awareness training to the learning disability community.

The Be Screening Aware sessions can be delivered with or without IT depending on the audience and venue, they are interactive and fun.

Each course includes:

  • Introduction
  • What is screening
  • Your choice and where to get help
  • Information on the screening programme
  • Short quiz to help evaluate learning
  • Certificate for participants

If you are interested in delivering Be Screening Aware contact Julie via [email protected] and we would be happy to share resources.


Example resources are available at the bottom of the page

AAA screening What is screening

This resource is used to help explain what is screening to the audience, the flash cards are held by the presenter and information read out.

Bowel screening Hard words

For each screening programme we have a series of flash cards explaining hard words, these can be put on tables or pinned on the wall during the session.

Good and bad things about breast screening

This activity helps people think about the good things and bad things about going for screening. The activity can be done with people moving around the room to answer questions or as a seated activity depending on the group. The activity is designed to help people understand more about the risks and benefits of screening and make an informed choice.