Support Groups

Support Groups

ARC provides a number of monthly Support Groups, co-facilitated by peers and a therapist.

“Peer support” is a term that is used to refer to support and help received from a fellow patients or person with a similar condition. Peer support facilitators at ARC are trained to carry out this facilitation and all groups are supported by a trained counsellor.

These groups provide support to people with all types of cancer and operate on a drop-in basis. They are currently running online on Zoom.

To join any group, or find out more, please email: info@arccancersupport.ie

Living With Cancer During Covid-19 Support Group

A supportive space for anyone with a Cancer diagnosis facing the additional challenges of fear and isolation during Covid-19. It provides an opportunity to meet others and to give and receive support.

Location: Currently online due to Covid-19 restrictions

Date: Fourth Monday of every Month

Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm

Email: info@arccancersupport.ie

Breast Cancer Support Group

An informative monthly support group for women diagnosed with breast cancer. It provides an opportunity to meet others with a similar diagnosis and to give and receive support.

Location: Currently online due to Covid-19 restrictions

Date: First Wednesday of every month

Time: 5.00pm – 6.15pm

Email: info@arccancersupport.ie

Prostate Cancer Support Group

An informative monthly support group for men diagnosed with prostate cancer. It provides an opportunity to meet other men with a similar diagnosis and to give and receive support from others.

Location: Currently online due to Covid-19 restrictions

Date: First Friday of every month

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am

Email: info@arccancersupport.ie

Family & Carer's Support Group

An informative monthly support group for carers and family members of loved ones (over the age of 18) diagnosed with cancer. It provides an opportunity to meet other families and carers 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

Secondary Cancer Support Group

A monthly support group for people diagnosed with a secondary cancer. The space provides an opportunity to meet other men and women with a secondary cancer diagnosis and to give and receive support to each other.

Location: Currently online due to Covid-19 restrictions

Date: First Wednesday of each month

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Email: info@arccancersupport.ie

Bereavement Support Group

An informative monthly support group for the whole family after the loss of a loved one. It provides an opportunity to meet other families 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: Third Monday of every month

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Email: info@arccancersupport.ie

Parenting Through Cancer AND Parenting Through Bereavement Support Groups

An informative 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

Myeloma Support Group

An informative monthly support group for those with Myeloma cancer diagnosis. It provides an opportunity to meet others facing similar challenges to give and receive support from others.

Location: Currently online due to Covid-19 restrictions

Date: Fourth Wednesday of every month

Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Email: info@arccancersupport.ie

Open Men's Support Group

An informative monthly support group for men diagnosed with any type of cancer. It provides an opportunity to meet other men with a cancer diagnosis and to give and receive support from others.

Location: Currently online due to Covid-19 restrictions

Date: Last Thursday of every Month

Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Email: info@arccancersupport.ie

Stoma Care Support Group

This bi-monthly support group is for patients with Stoma. The group provides an opportunity to meet others with a similar diagnosis and to give and receive support to each other.

Location: Currently online due to Covid-19 restrictions

Date: The last Wednesday of every second month

Time: 6pm – 7pm

Email: info@arccancersupport.ie

Castleknock Community Outreach Group

Support Groups bring people together to offer mutual care and understanding. As part of ARC's support for cancer patients and their families, we offer a professional, confidential, cancer support group service.

Location: Currently online due to Covid-19 restrictions

Date: Second Tuesday of each month

Time: 11am - 12.30pm

Email: info@arccancersupport.ie

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