Gender Identity Clinic cancer screening coproduction session

Our Gender Identity Clinic is running a session with people with lived experience of mental ill-health to explore people's understanding, narratives and fears of screening for cancer.

This session is open to people who are accessing or waiting to access the Gender Identity Clinic. You do not need to have had a cancer screening to take part. We welcome people from all backgrounds and the session will be friendly, transgender-inclusive and creative.

The session will explore understanding of cancer screening, access challenges and fears associated with screening, and experiences of screening.

Within the session we may explore specific cancers in smaller groups:

  • Breast cancer for those aged 45-70 who have breasts due to naturally occurring oestrogen or oestrogen replacement therapy
  • Cervical cancer for those aged 23-64 for people who have or have had a cervix
  • Bowel cancer for those aged 55-74

The session will take place on Thursday 28 September.

If you would like to find out more or to book a place, please contact

Background to the session

This session is part of a project funded by the Cancer Innovation Award Scheme, which aims to promote improvement and innovation in cancer services. The scheme is run by the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Cancer Alliance.

The project aims to understand the experience of accessing cancer screening for people from communities with mental health needs, and to raise awareness of the importance of these screenings.

Following on from these coproduction sessions, we will use the information gathered to develop resources aimed at increasing the uptake of cancer screening at an earlier stage, resulting in earlier diagnosis and treatment.

The project is run in partnership with Sheffield Flourish and SACMHA Health and Social Care.

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28 Sep 2023
15:00 - 17:00
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