Sunday, 12 May 2019

Titanic Spa trains staff to spot melanoma by partnering with skin cancer charity Skcin



Titanic Spa, the UK’s first eco-spa, located in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, announces a new partnership with skin cancer charity, Skcin.  Skcin will become the spa’s exclusive charity partner for 2019.  Titanic Spa will be supporting Skcin’s mission to raise awareness of skin cancer by promoting the importance of prevention and early detection.

According to Cancer Research UK, 1 in 36 UK males and 1 in 47 UK females will be diagnosed with melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer) during their lifetime.  In addition, over 210,000 cases of non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed annually in the UK making it the most common cancer by far. 

As part of its support, Titanic Spa has enrolled its therapist team in MASCED (Melanoma and Skin Cancer Early Detection), Skcin’s National Accreditation programme for hair, health and beauty industry professionals. This will enable Titanic Spa’s staff to spot the early signs and symptoms of skin cancer on its spa guests as well as on its own staff and family members, giving them the confidence to communicate concerns and advise clients to take appropriate action.

The MASCED Accreditation Programme has also been developed to raise awareness of the importance of Sun Safety to aid the prevention of around 86% of melanoma and the majority of all skin cancer cases.  Titanic Spa will be utilising Skcin’s supportive awareness resources to extend vital information on the prevention and early detection of skin cancer across their client community, helping them to take charge of their own skin health and surveillance incorporating key ‘sun safe’ recommendations to its guests during the summer months promoting Skcin’s ‘Five S’s of Sun Safety’:

1.      SLIP on a t-shirt
2.      SLOP on SPF 30+ broad spectrum UVA sunscreen
3.      SLAP on a broad brimmed hat
4.      SLIDE on quality sunglasses
5.      SHADE from the sun whenever possible

Announcing the charity partnership, Titanic Spa’s Director, Amy Burton says “Our therapist team are skincare professionals so extending their training to skin surveillance and how to identify suspicious lesions seemed like a logical next step. They are perfectly placed to detect the early signs of skin cancer and in a unique position to become powerful advocates in the fight against cancer.  If this means they can potentially save client, staff or family lives, then that would be an incredible achievement and reward for us all.”

Campaign manager for MASCED Claire Dale says “We are delighted to be working with Titanic Spa and are hugely grateful of the support, energy and enthusiasm of the entire team. Their dedication to this initiative clearly demonstrates their commitment to providing an unrivalled service to their guests”.





www.titanicspa.co.uk       www.skcin.org

Titanic Spa
Low Westwood Lane, Linthwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5UN

01484 843 544 | www.titanicspa.com
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