Campaigns & activities Mouth Cancer Action Month Activities for health professionals Healthcare professionals are in the perfect position to inform and educate the public about mouth cancer - during the campaign and all year round. Dental professionals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and health educators can all contribute to greater awareness of mouth cancer. Here are just a few things that you can do for Mouth Cancer Action Month: Free oral health checks and mouth cancer examinations This is the most effective way for dental practices can get involved. Organising a session of free oral health checks and mouth cancer examinations is a perfect way for you to bring people into the practice who might not have seen a dentist in years. Opening your doors will allow you conduct oral health checks while performing a thorough mouth cancer examination. You could even get in contact with homeless centres, care homes or other in-need groups, to see if they would like to send people over to you. It’s extremely goodwill for the dental practice, promotes your standing within the local community and could ultimately help save a life. Resources Organising oral health checks and mouth cancer examinations Self-examination checklists Medical history forms Press release template for mouth cancer examination event Talks and workshops These are perfect for dental and health professionals and oral health educators. Visit local care homes, community centres or workplaces to deliver mouth cancer education. Workshops work well because they encourage interactivity between the person giving the workshop, and those taking part in it. It’s a relaxed atmosphere that encourages questions and natural conversation – that way, all need-to-know questions are covered. Resources Template mouth cancer presentation Displays An eye-catching display is easy to set-up and can be a great way of grabbing people’s attention. They are also a fantastic way for people to learn more about mouth cancer. Whether you work in a dental practice, hospital, college, pharmacy, community centre or an office, a dazzling display is the perfect way to get involved in Mouth Cancer Action Month. Displays are a relatively low cost on your time and on your budget, making them the perfect Mouth Cancer Action Month activity. They can also be adapted based on how much space you have available to you. Displays can merely be decorative or can be a terrific source of learning material. They can brighten a space and make it a more interesting and stimulating place. It can positively impact on motivation and have a direct effect on learning. Resources Making a display for Mouth Cancer Action Month Useful links: Supporting Mouth Cancer Action Month Fundraising for mouth cancer Online shop and educational resources Mouth Cancer Action Month is sponsored by Simplyhealth Professionals and supported by Dentists' Provident. We are proud and delighted to be working alongside both our partners. Their commitment and passion for raising awareness of mouth cancer is vital to the success of our campaign.