Overview 

Following months of aggressive treatment, many women expect the completion of hospital care to be the end of their breast cancer journey.  However, long-term physical and emotional side effects - including an altered body image, feelings of isolation, and coping with the ongoing fear of recurrence - can be an extremely challenging time for women in breast cancer recovery.

In 2017, through consultation with the needs and experiences of women who have faced - or are facing - the daunting experience of rebuilding their lives after breast cancer, Breast Cancer Now co-created a mobile app, Becca, to support those confronting this challenging transition. 

Delivering reliable information and suggestions to the user, Becca empowers and equips women to adjust to life beyond breast cancer. 

Register to join the webinar
Tuesday 25th May, 2021, 10:00 - 11:30

About our presenters

Open Webinar : The Story of Becca

Webinar Overview

In this webinar, key members of the Becca team from Breast Cancer Now will look back at the journey of Becca across the following stages:

  • The background to Becca: why was Becca developed and how does it fit in with other Breast Cancer Now services
  • How Becca works: an overview of key functionality and how content is selected
  • How was Becca developed: what were the key milestones along the route of developing Becca and what were the key lessons
  • Outcomes from Becca: an overview of the Becca evaluation and a summary of the outcomes that emerged from the use of Becca
  • Next steps with Becca: what's next for Becca?

The webinar will be interactive, with opportunities for the audience to ask questions and share their own experiences. In addition to the speakers from Breast Cancer Now and Super Being Labs, the webinar will be hosted by a Senior Learning and Evaluation Partner from inFocus, who will draw upon lessons from a recently concluded a 2-year evaluation of Becca. 

On user-led development of a health support app
10am - 11:30am, Tuesday 25th May

David Hunt, Breast Cancer Now

Associate Director, Digital and Strategic Insight at Breast Cancer Now. David’s team is responsible for the development, content and marketing of Becca, working closely with wider teams in the organisation as well as the external technical partners, including Super Being Labs.

Darshan Sanghrajka, Super Being Labs 

Darshan is the founder of social innovation studio, Super Being Labs. He has 14 years of experience using design and tech for good to help tackle complex social problems. He and Super Being Labs have been involved in Becca since the beginning working closely with the charity’s digital team.

Who should watch the webinar?

The webinar is open to anyone that would be interested to learn more about Becca. The webinar may be of particular interest for anyone working in the health sector that is interested in developing an app to support services.

We are grateful to the National Lottery Community Fund for generously supporting the Becca app’s development.

Em Barrett, Breast Cancer Now

Digital Content Producer at Breast Cancer Now. Em is responsible for sourcing and curating the content on Becca. They spend most of their time talking with people who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer, and sharing those stories via blogs and podcasts.

Tom Keyte, inFocus Consulting

Tom Keyte is Co-founder and a Senior Consultant at inFocus. He has over 11 years' experience as an evaluator, trainer and consultant, supporting not-for-profit organisations with evaluation and learning solutions across a range of social development topics. Including Child Protection, Gender Equity, Disability and the use of technology in social development.

Tom Keyte, inFocus Consulting

Tom Keyte is Co-founder and a Senior Consultant at inFocus. He has over 11 years' experience as an evaluator, trainer and consultant, supporting not-for-profit organisations with evaluation and learning solutions across a range of social development topics. Including Child Protection, Gender Equity, Disability and the use of technology in social development.