CCEP strengthens support of staff impacted by cancer

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) Australia has partnered with CancerAid to provide greater support to employees impacted by cancer.

As part of the partnership, more than 3,600 CCEP employees around Australia will have confidential access to CancerAid’s suite of innovative, digitally-led programs – the Coach Program and the Carers Program.

The Coach Program is designed for people with a cancer diagnosis, helping them navigate their diagnosis through personalised coaching and award-winning technology featuring a combination of digital touch points via online modules and a mobile app for symptom tracking and community articles.

The Caregivers Program equips carers with information and support to reduce the strain of caregiving as they look after their loved one living with cancer.

Sarah Burn, Vice President of People and Culture at CCEP Australia, has explained the importance of the partnership.

“Most of us will be touched by cancer at some point in our lives and this is a heartbreaking realisation. It’s also a key reason why we’ve partnered with CancerAid to offer our employees access to their programs. The wellbeing of our people is of utmost importance to us, and we want to ensure they have the support they need, when they need it most.

“What makes CancerAid a great partner is that their programs are backed by evidence-based resources. They’ve also provided us with organisational training and advice on how best to support team members impacted by cancer as they navigate returning to work.”

According to research from the Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing, around 40 per cent of Australians diagnosed with cancer never return to work.

Understanding the impact this can have on both employees and employers, CancerAid’s Coach Program strives to improve cancer care outcomes. Remarkably, its participants are 73 per cent more likely to return to work than those without access to the same support.

Dr Raghav Murali-Ganesh, CancerAid CEO and Co-Founder, said the partnership reflects CCEP’s dedication to supporting the health and wellbeing of its employees.

“By giving them access to our CancerAid programs, we hope that we can empower more people with or affected by cancer to thrive. Addressing the impact of cancer begins with our unwavering commitment to the development of innovative, digitally-led solutions and approaches for patients and their families. It’s wonderful to be able to support CCEP employees in this way.”

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Australia is one of more than 45 organisations engaging CancerAid’s services across the globe.

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