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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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register or 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 -
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.
Fun and social interaction.
Teaches coping technique that can be put into daily practice to minimise stress.
To help manage stress and improve well-being.