Upcoming events

PARENTING THROUGH CANCER - TALK

Designed for parents with cancer themselves, and carers, of someone with cancer (for example a partner), who have children under 18 years of age.

This talk will help deal with the issues of trying to get through cancer, or support a significant other through cancer, whilst also parenting young & school aged children.

Facilitator: Rachel Smith, Family Services Coordinator

Location: Via Zoom

Date: Monday March 1

Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Register: by email to info@arccancersupport.ie

As a further support, participants are invited to join our new Parenting Support Group for parents/carers with cancer themselves who have children under 18 years of age. The group will meet on the fourth Monday of each month, first meeting is March 22 (scroll for further details).

FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP - NEW

Starting in March, and on the second Monday of each month thereafter, parents/carers where an adult (over 18 years of age) in the family has cancer are invited to join our new Family Support Group.

Facilitator:   Rachel Smith, Family Services Coordinator

Location:  Via Zoom

Date: Monday March 8

Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Register: by email to info@arccancersupport.ie

THE SCIENCE BEHIND CANCER TREATMENTS - TALK

The talk will provide a basic overview of the biology of cancer and how a greater understanding of how cancer develops has led to new treatments.

Facilitator:    Dr Denis Collins, CCRT Translational Scientist in Cancer Biotherapeutics at the N.I.C.B, Dublin City University

Location: Via Zoom

Date: Thursday, March 11

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Register: by email to info@arccancersupport.ie

 

FACIAL REFLEXOLOGY - WORSKHOP

Induce a state of balance and harmony throughout the body.

Join us for this interactive online workshop when Declan will demonstrate the application of pressure and massage to specific points on the face. You will have the opportunity to watch and practice so you too can perform your own facial reflexology no matter where you are.

Facilitator: Declan Bradley, Reflexologist

Location: Via Zoom

Date: Friday March 12

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Register: by email to info@arccancersupport.ie

FAMILY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP - NEW

Starting in March, and on the third Monday of each month thereafter, a support for the whole family after the loss of a loved one, in our Family Bereavement Support Group.

Facilitator:   Rachel Smith, Family Services Coordinator

Location:  Via Zoom

Date: Monday March 15

Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Register: by email to info@arccancersupport.ie

 

PARENTING SUPPORT GROUP - NEW

Starting in March, and on the fourth Monday of each month thereafter, a monthly support space for anyone Parenting Through Cancer for parents/carers with cancer themselves who have children under 18 years of age.

Facilitator: Rachel Smith, Family Services Coordinator

Location: Via Zoom

Date: Monday March 22

Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Register: by email to info@arccancersupport.ie

 

REFLEXOLOGY THROUGH THE HANDS - WORSKHOP

Induce a state of balance and harmony throughout the body.

Join us for this interactive online workshop when our Reflexologist will demonstrate the application of pressure and massage to specific points on the hands. You will have the opportunity to watch and practice so you too can perform your own reflexology no matter where you are.

Facilitator: Declan Bradley, Reflexologist

Location: Via Zoom

Date: Friday March 26

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Register: by email to info@arccancersupport.ie

PARENTING WHEN A CHILD HAS CANCER - TALK

For Parents/Carers supporting a child with cancer

 

This talk is for parents/carers of young and school aged children, where a child in the family has cancer. The talk will help deal with the issues of trying to parent through cancer, supporting the child, while also parenting/caring for other children in the family.

Location: Via Zoom

Date: Monday March 29

Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Register: by email to info@arccancersupport.ie

PROSTATE CANCER - TALK

A prostate cancer diagnosis can be confusing and overwhelming. 

 

To help you manage with information you are presented with, join us for this Prostate Cancer Information evening: for those recently diagnosed, undergoing treatment, or at the end of treatment.  Joining us will be Kevin Leech who facilitates our six-week Coping with Prostate Cancer programme, and Martin Sweeney, who is our client voice.

 

Guest Speaker:       Mr David Galvin, Consultant at The Mater Hospital, Speciality in Urology

Location: Via Zoom

Date: Tuesday March 30

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Register: by email to info@arccancersupport.ie

FEEL BETTER WITH BOOTS NO.7 - WORKSHOP

Feel Better Live! Virtual workshop providing valuable information and connection for women undergoing cancer treatment.

This online workshop offers live instruction and tips for dealing with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

Facilitator: Boots No.7 Advisor

Location: Via Zoom

Date: Wednesday, March 31

Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Register: by email to info@arccancersupport.ie

LIVING WELL WITH PROSTATE CANCER 6-WEEK PROGRAMME

Our programme has been specifically designed for men undergoing treatment for prostate cancer or when treatment has finished.

Coping with Prostate Cancer programme runs for six weeks with each meeting lasting two hours. It is led by a facilitator and invites knowledgeable and experienced guest speakers to join each week to speak with you about the fundamental aspects of living with prostate cancer. The topics covered include physical activity and nutrition, relationship needs and issues, sexual functioning issues and concerns, stress management and continence issues.

The meetings are informal, discussion based and give you an opportunity to ask questions to enhance your knowledge and awareness.

Facilitator:   Kevin Leech, Counselling Psychologist

Location: Via Zoom

Date: Starts Wednesday April 7

Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Register: by email to info@arccancersupport.ie

SELF CARE FOR THE CARER 4-WEEK COURSE

Who supports the carer as they support their loved one?

 

This 4-week course discussed the role of the carer and how it is often an invisible one. As roles change and demands increase carers and loved ones are also dealing with shock of the trauma of diagnosis, often without support. In this course we will explore coping techniques to help the carer to manage stressors associated with caring for their loved one diagnosed with cancer. The course is open to partners, family, and friends to anyone who has a cancer diagnosis.

 

Facilitator: Rhona Clarkin, Psychotherapist

Location: Via Zoom

Date: Starts April 15

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Register: by email to info@arccancersupport.ie

CANCER, INTIMACY & SEXUALITY - TALK

Cancer can put a strain on intimate relationships. Treatments for cancer and the disease itself may cause changes in sexual desire and function. If your physical appearance has changed, you may feel less attractive or desirable. At the same time, your partner may feel helpless, fearful, or unsure of how to support you.

Linsey Blair will discuss rebuilding physical intimacy post-cancer treatment. She will introduce the participants to: psychosexual techniques on how to reconnect physically, focusing on sensual rather than sexual touch; desire cycles and the impact of cancer on desire; and psychosexual tools that are used to compensate for changes in genital functioning.

The talk includes Q&A. and partners are most welcome to join this valuable talk.

Facilitator: Linsey Blair, Couple/individual Psychotherapist & Psychosexual Therapist 

Location: Via Zoom

Date: April 16

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Register: by email to info@arccancersupport.ie