One of Australia’s biggest firms has partnered with CancerAid to support its employees and their families affected by cancer as they navigate the diagnosis while providing the knowledge, tools and support to help manage cancer care outcomes.
Under the CancerAid Coach Program and the CancerAid Carer’s Program, MinterEllison will offer support to staff and their family members affected by cancer.
Each of the two programs provides evidence-based support that will be delivered via award-winning technology and health coaching, along with organisational training and advice on employee communication, team relations and returning to work.
Commenting on the strategic partnership, CEO and managing partner Virginia Briggs said: “We are very proud to be working with CancerAid, and our partnership will play an important role in the welfare of our employees and their families. Our goal is to support all our employees across Australia and to protect and care for them.
“Employees have commented on the value of the program, its holistic approach and the continued support MinterEllison offers to its staff impacted by cancer.”
Research indicates that around 45 per cent of cancer diagnoses occur in working-age Australians, and 40 per cent never return to work. The CancerAid program has been designed to improve these outcomes and has noticed that patients are now 72 per cent more likely to return to work compared to those who did not take part.
CancerAid CEO and co-founder Raghav Murali-Ganesh said: “We are delighted to be working with MinterEllison and supporting its staff and their family members. Our goal at CancerAid is to improve healthcare across the globe for those affected.”