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The best way to help yourself and your loved ones – is to screen for common cancers, including breast, bowel and cervical cancer.

Early detection saves lives.  

Help save lives. Ask your loved ones to Screen For Me.

Screen For Me is a social marketing and social media campaign designed to boost community participation in the national breast, bowel and cervical cancer screening programs.  It uses the strength of a local community and community members, including children, grandchildren, friends, partners and parents, to have an influence on their loved ones health by asking them to Screen For Me. 

Who are we asking to screen?

There are three national screening programs, they are designed for the below age groups:

  • BreastScreen – Women 50 – 74
  • Bowel Screening – Men and Women 50 – 74
  • Cervical Screening – Women 25 – 74 

Find out more about Screen For Me

To find out more about the Screen For Me campaign, contact Ashlea King at ashlea.king@gphn.org.au 

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Find us on Facebook at @screenforme or on Instagram @screen_for_me

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The Screen For Me campaign aims to empower the community to make a difference by encouraging their friends and family to be proactive in looking after their health as early detection saves lives.

Social media platforms

The Screen For Me social media platforms are a major component of the Screen For Me campaign. Facebook and Instagram social media platforms are being utilised to spread the key messages of Screen For Me and the importance of early detection.

The campaign features the Latrobe community, and we encourage everyone to join in the Screen For Me conversation by not only asking their loved ones to Screen For Me, but also posting to social media to share the Screen For Me message further.

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Engaging the community

Screen For Me roving ambassadors are being utilised at key community events to strengthen community engagement and personalise the Screen For Me message by empowering the community to as their loved ones to Screen For Me.  

The Latrobe community will have the opportunity to participate in the interactive Screen For Me campaign at local events and local places, by opting to have a polaroid photo taken of themselves holding a Screen For Me sign.

This will then be gifted to a loved one as a call to action to encourage them to complete their cancer screening for either breast, bowel or cervical cancers. This call to action is adds a personalised approach to delivering important information about three national screening programs and the importance of early detection.

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Help save lives by joining the Screen For Me movement.

Whether a community member, workplace, school, community group or local café, we encourage you to get behind the Screen For Me movement to help encourage the Latrobe community to be proactive with their health and participate in the national screening programs for breast, bowel and cervical cancer.

Screen For Me aims to empower the community to make a difference by encouraging friends and family to be proactive in looking after their health. Early detection saves lives, be a part of the conversation by sharing the Screen For Me message via your local network. Screen For Me relies on community participation, so help us make a positive difference and get involved.

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The Screen For Me campaign encourages all people to get involved the Screen for Me movement to increase participation in the national cancer screening programs.

We need your help to share and champion the Screen For Me message in the Latrobe community. Here are some simple ways to do be involved and encourage your community to be part of the Screen For Me Conversation Movement!

Be a Screen For Me champion

  • Participate by having your polaroid photo taken with a Screen For Me sign and gift to a loved one encouraging them to Screen For Me
  • Start a Screen For Me conversation with your friends and family, get people talking about the importance of cancer screening and early detection.
  • Use the power of social media to share the Screen For Me message.  Post your polaroid to your personal social media platforms, tagging Screen For Me via our social handles Facebook @screenforme and Instagram @screen_for_me
  • Join the movement by having a Screen For Me presence at your, workplace, school, community group or local café.

Get your workplace, school, community group involved

To be a part of the movement by sharing the Screen For Me message within the Latrobe community, you will be making a difference to your employees, colleagues, friends and family. You will be provided with everything you need to be involved, including all the information, material and support required to share the screen for me message. You will get:

  • Use of a Polaroid camera and film
  • Screen For Me collateral including polaroid cards and promotional posters
  • Social media templates

We can also promote your involvement in the Screen For Me campaign via our social media platforms.

Get your café involved

To be a part of the movement by sharing the Screen For Me message within your café you will be making a difference to your customers and their loved ones. You will be provided with everything you need to be involved, including all the information, material and support required to share the screen for me message in your café. You will get:

  • Use of a Polaroid camera and film
  • Screen For Me collateral including polaroid cards and promotional posters
  • Screen For Me t-shirts for staff
  • Peel and reveal stickers for takeaway coffee cups
  • Social media templates

We can also promote your involvement in the Screen For Me campaign via our social media platforms.

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Around 500 Latrobe Valley residents are diagnosed with cancer each year. Finding cancer early increases the chance of treatment and survival. Early detection saves lives.

Breast cancer

BreastScreen Victoria invites women aged between 50 – 74 to screen for breast cancer every two years, however any woman aged 40  and over can access this service. 

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lives. 75 per cent of these women will be aged over 50. Over 90 per cent of women diagnosed with breast cancer will survive, largely due to early detection. 

More than 5,000 eligible women living in the Latrobe Valley are not up to date with their breast screening.  Screening takes only 10 minutes, it is performed by a woman and it is free.

To make an appointment, or find out more about breast screening call 13 20 50 or visit BreastScreen Victoria.

Bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is the Australia’s second biggest cancer killer, however it is easy to treat if found early.  When found early, 90 per cent of bowel cancer is successfully treated and the best way to find it is by screening.  Around 12,000 people living in the Latrobe Valley are not up to date with their bowel screening. The test is simple and free and can be conducted in the privacy of your own home.  All people aged 50 and over should do this simple test every two years. 

To arrange a fee at home bowel test, or find out more about bowel screening call the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program information line on 1800 118 868.

Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is one of our most preventable cancers. The best way to avoid it is by screening. The new cervical screening test screens for HPV, an infection that causes most cervical cancers. This test is more accurate than the Pap test and is expected to protect 30 per cent more women.

Cervical cancer affects women of all ages, but Latrobe Valley women aged 65 to 70 are not screening as often as they should. All women aged 25 to 74 should have the new test every five years to help prevent cervical cancer.

To arrange a cervical screening test, contact your GP. To find out more about cervical screening call 13 15 56 or visit cervicalscreening.org.au

Screen For Me is part of an innovative three-year project designed to improve the long-term health and wellbeing of Latrobe Valley residents. Funded by the Victorian Government as part of the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone, and managed by Gippsland PHN, the project works with the community and local health providers to help increase participation in screening for preventable cancers.