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 or call us on 01 215 0250 to find out more.


Counselling for Adults, Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

Coming to terms with a cancer diagnosis can be very difficult. Sometimes we feel the need to stay strong for others and to suppress a million thoughts running through our minds. It can be hard to know where to turn or who to talk to. In this difficult time, we are here for you. Click below for more information -

Adults Counselling

Children's Counselling

Adolescent and Young Adult Counselling


Sibs-Space Programme

This 6-week online programme is for children 6-11 years of age who have a sibling living with a cancer diagnosis.  Our group offers a safe space for siblings to explore their feelings through age-appropriate activities.

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.


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

Remembering Together: Young Family Bereavement Programme

This 6-week online programme offers a healing space for families when a significant adult in their lives has died from cancer (more than 3 months ago), for parents and children under 16 years of age.

  • All of our services are free-of-charge

What we offer

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



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


CLIMB® Programme for Children

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


Carers and relatives stress management programme

For carers and relatives of people diagnosed with cancer.


Open men's support group

Provides an opportunity to give and receive support from others.


Cancer Thrive & Survive

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


Open women's support group

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


ARC Choir

Fun and social interaction.


Stress Management

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



To help manage stress and improve well-being.

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