Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

TBC

Via Zoom

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: TBC
Time: TBC

Register your Interest: by email to info@arccancersupport.ie

Past Events

31 Mar

Via Zoom

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
Date: Wednesday, March 31
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Via Zoom
Register: by email to info@arccancersupport.ie

12 Apr

Via Zoom

THRIVE & SURVIVE 6-WEEK COURSE

One of the components of good cancer survivorship care is to provide patients with a programme to help with the transition from active treatment to living well with and beyond cancer.

The Cancer Thriving and Surviving Programme is adapted by Stanford University from their Chronic Disease Self-Management Programme (CDSMP) which is based on a rehabilitation best practice model and has been positively evaluated internationally and in Ireland.

The model is based on self-management with information and support and includes modules on:

  •  self-management
  •  well-being
  •  cancer prevention
  •  information on long term consequences of treatment
  •  psycho-social support.

The programme is run over 6 weeks with a 2.5 hour a week commitment.

Location: Via Zoom
Date: Starts Monday April 12
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Register: email info@arccancersupport.ie

12 Apr

Via Zoom

Family & Carer’s Support Group

Meeting on the second Monday of every month, this support group provides a space for parents and carers, where an adult, (over 18 years of age) in the family has cancer, to come together.

Facilitator: Rachel Smith, Family Services Coordinator
Location: Via Zoom
Date: Monday April 12
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Register: email info@arccancersupport.ie

16 Apr

Via Zoom

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

19 Apr

Via Zoom

FAMILY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP – NEW

Meeting on the third Monday of every month, this supportive space is for the whole family after the loss of a loved one.

Facilitator: Rachel Smith, Family Services Coordinator
Location: Via Zoom
Date: Monday April 19
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Register: email info@arccancersupport.ie

23 Apr

Via Zoom

WELL-BEING ACTION PLANNING WORKSHOP

For men and women with a cancer diagnosis.

A sense of wellbeing, incorporating simple wellness promoting behaviours into our day-to-day lifestyle.

This interactive Zoom workshop, designed for men and women diagnosed with cancer, will help you identify a range of simple and positive lifestyle behaviours to live and feel better. You will come away with a tailored plan to address important areas such as diet, exercise, rest & relaxation practices, recreation, and social aspects of your day-to-day life, to help you live your best life, whatever the challenges you face.

Facilitator: Yvonne Lucas, ARC Services Manager
Location: Via Zoom
Date: Friday April 23
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Register: email info@arccancersupport.ie

26 Apr

Via Zoom

LIVING WITH CANCER DURING COVID-19 SUPPORT GROUP – NEW

Starting in April and meeting on the fourth Monday of every month, this support space is for anyone with a cancer diagnosis facing the additional challenges of fear and isolation during Covid-19.

Location: Via Zoom
Date: Monday April 26
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Register: email info@arccancersupport.ie

05 May

Via Zoom

WRITING FOR THE FUTURE WORKSHOP

(for men and women with a cancer diagnosis whose outlook looks uncertain)

This workshop looks at how to create written books and memory work for people whose outlook looks uncertain. The Focus is on recording dreams, hopes, and wishes for the future – for themselves and their loved ones.

Facilitator: Rachel Smith, Family Services Coordinator
Location: Via Zoom
Date: Wednesday, May 5
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

10 May

Via Zoom

PILATES FOR MEN – NEW WEEKLY CLASS

This weekly class aims to gently increase movement and gradually strengthen muscles.

Pilates is gentle, low impact, and works with controlled and fluid movement. Pilates instructor teaches pilates exercises to individuals recovering from illness, and surgery, to help build up their strength again. As with all exercise programmes do not exercise if you feel unwell or have any symptom that worries you. Discuss it with your doctor.

Instructor: Andy Tully, Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor
Location: Via Zoom
Date: Starts Monday May 10
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Register: email info@arccancersupport.ie

28 May

Via Zoom

WELL-BEING ACTION PLANNING WORKSHOP

(for family members and carers of a loved one with a cancer diagnosis)

A sense of wellbeing, incorporating simple wellness promoting behaviours into our day-to-day lifestyle.

This interactive Zoom workshop, designed for family members and carers of a loved one diagnosed with cancer, will help you identify a range of simple and positive lifestyle behaviours to live and feel better. You will come away with a tailored plan to address important areas such as diet, exercise, rest & relaxation practices, recreation, and social aspects of your day-to-day life, to help you live your best life, whatever the challenges you face.

Facilitator: Yvonne Lucas, ARC’s Services Manager
Location: Via Zoom
Date: Friday May 28
Time: 10:30pm – 12:30pm

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