Families & Loved Ones

Families & Loved Ones

Cancer affects everyone in different ways. All our services are available to your family members and loved ones to support them. Additionally, we have some additional supports for families. Email info@arccancersupport.ie to register or find out more.

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Family Support Group

This is an informative and supportive monthly support group for all the family when supporting a family member or loved one (over the age of 18) with a cancer diagnosis. It provides an opportunity to meet other families with similar challenges and to give and receive support from others, as-well as helpful tips and advice from our family supports facilitator.

Location: Currently Online due to Covid-19 restrictions

Date: Second Monday of every month

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Email: info@arccancersupport.ie

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Parents Support Group

This is an informative and supportive monthly support group for parents with cancer, and carers of an adult with cancer (for example a partner) who have children under 18. It provides an opportunity to meet other parents facing similar challenges to give and receive support from others, as-well as receiving helpful support and advice from our family supports facilitator.

Location: Currently Online due to Covid-19 restrictions

Date: Fourth Monday of every month

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Email: info@arccancersupport.ie

CLIMB® Programme for Children (Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery)

This six-week programme is designed especially for children of primary school-going age (5-11 years), who have a significant adult in their lives diagnosed with cancer. The sessions are designed to be fun and involve discussion, art and play to assist children to understand and express the feelings they have.

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Carers and Relatives Stress Management Programme

This four-week course for carers and relatives of people diagnosed with cancer. The topics covered include identifying and managing the stress of dealing with the diagnosis, changing roles within the family, how to ask for support and tips to help put a self-care plan in place

  • All of our services are FREE

What we offer

ARC offers a range of complementary therapies free of charge in group classes and workshops.

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Counselling

Counselling for people and their family members to help deal with the fear of a cancer diagnosis.

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CLIMB® Programme for Children

For primary school-going age who have a significant adult who has been diagnosed with cancer.

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Carers and relatives stress management programme

For carers and relatives of people diagnosed with cancer.

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Open men's support group

Provides an opportunity to give and receive support from others.

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Cancer Thrive & Survive

Helpful to those who have finished treatment or who may be on to long term maintenance treatment.

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Open women's support group

It provides an opportunity to give and receive support from others.

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ARC Choir

Fun and social interaction.

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Stress Management

Teaches coping technique that can be put into daily practice to minimise stress.

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Mindfulness

To help manage stress and improve well-being.

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