Psycho-Oncology & Counselling Service

Our psychologists provide professional expert intervention to deal with the distress caused by a cancer diagnosis.

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Psycho-Oncology Nursing Support

Specialised one-to-one information and support is available to help you cope with living with cancer and its treatment

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Information and Advice

The aim of the Oncology Nursing Service at Cancer Care West is to provide information, advice and support to cancer patients and their families.

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage is a specialised type of massage for lymphoedema which helps to reduce swelling.

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Benefits Advice

Our benefits advisor is here to give you advice about Social Welfare and other entitlements and to help with form filling and application processes.

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Exercise

This class involves gentle exercise movements, easily adaptable to everyday life.

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Class

Relaxation

Regular chance to unwind and relax in a calm and peaceful atmosphere aimed at promoting physical and mental relaxation.

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Class

Yoga

Yoga is a holistic practice which brings harmony to all aspects of our being.

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Class

Moving forward after cancer – transitions course

The time after treatment can be a difficult adjustment period for many cancer patients. This four week course offers the opportunity to reflect and explore what the cancer diagnosis means

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Support Group

Brain Tumour Support Group

A monthly meeting that offers an opportunity to chat and share stories about living with a brain tumour.

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Individual Counselling for Children

Difficulties frequently arise for children when a family member is diagnosed with cancer. We offer individual support to these children in terms of one-to-one counselling

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Therapeutic Play

Cancer Care West offers therapeutic play skills to complement the support offered to children within our service

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Support for Parents

Parents sometimes seek support in terms of advice about how to manage their children at the time and following diagnosis.

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CLIMB Programme

Cancer Care West also offer the CLIMB programme. CLIMB is a programme for children aged 5-12 years who are living with the reality of a parent being diagnosed with cancer

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