To speak to a specialist cancer nurse,
freefone the National Cancer Helpline
1800 200 700
Mon—Thurs 9am—7pm Fri 9am—5pm
Support comes in many different forms and your needs may change as you go through your cancer journey. We're here to offer you the support that you need, when you need it. A number of cancer support services in Ireland provide practical support for people on a cancer journey. This kind of support includes things like home and hospital visiting, volunteer driving services, house cleaning, childminding and meal delivery. Check out our cancer support directory (pdf 6.05MB) to find out what's available in your area.
Find out what support is available to anyone affected by cancer
We'll tell you more about support groups: what they do, who participates in them and if they're the right thing for you.
Find out what support groups are out there, where they are and how to contact them.
We'll provide assistance and guidelines if you'd like to start a support group for people affected by cancer
Our trained volunteers have all been through cancer themselves. They're available to anyone going through or finished with their treatment.
We can connect you with counsellors to talk about anything that's on your mind, and we fund the cost. Find out more about our counselling service.
Complementary therapies include relaxation and psychotherapy, something that you can do along with your conventional therapies. We'll tell you what's involved and how to get such therapies.
We host several patient conferences every year, ranging from our National Conference in April to specialist conferences for breast, prostate, bowel and lymphoma.
National Cancer Helpline
Freefone 1 800 200 700
Talk to a specialist nurse
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