Volunteer to Drive

Arklow Cancer Support - Volunteer To Driver

Arklow Cancer Support - Volunteer To Driver

Travel can be a massive burden on those who are already dealing with significant emotional and physical strain, which is why we provide free transport for patients to and from hospital appointments in Dublin.

 Our 25 volunteer drivers take clients to appointments on a daily basis and are dedicated to providing a relaxed atmosphere on their journey to treatment.

 Should you wish to avail of this service please contact our office to register as a client and a member of our team will arrange your transport.

 Tel: 0402 23590
Mobile: 085 1100066
Email: arklowcancersupport@gmail.com

It is the policy of Arklow Cancer Support to provide a relaxed atmosphere for clients who have to undertake this journey for treatment. In doing so, we strive to place no time or privacy pressure on any of our clients

Counselling

Arklow Cancer Support - Counselling

Arklow Cancer Support - Counselling

Sometimes talking is the most effective way of coping with the challenges posed by cancer, which is why our counselling service is one of the most important that we offer. Our dedicated counsellors are at the ready to meet with patients, their family members, bereaved members and also children affected by cancer.

 If you are dealing with stress, anxiety, anger, or the fear associated with a cancer diagnosis, please don’t hesitate to contact us – our counsellors are here to talk.

Richard Bury GDICP DEPTC MIACP
Richard has been involved in counselling for over 30 years. He holds a graduate diploma in Counselling Psychology and Therapy. As a professional Richard is an accredited Member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and is currently a member and former Chairman of IACPS Dublin Regional Committee.

Deirdre Stanley Merren MIACP (Fully Accredited)
Deirdre has been involved in counselling since 2009. She works with the Gorey Family Resource Centre while at the same time building a private practice in Gorey and Brittas Bay. Deirdre presents the Look Good Feel Better workshops as part of our service.

Play Therapy

Arklow Cancer Support - Play Therapy

Arklow Cancer Support - Play Therapy

Play Therapy is to children what talk therapy is to adults. Play therapy is a safe means for children to play out their thoughts and overcome some of the difficulties posed by cancer or loss.

Our specialised play therapy counsellors ensure safety and strict confidentiality in a relaxed and productive atmosphere.

Hayley Rice, Play Therapy
BSocSc, HDip (Primary), PGDip Play Therapy (CTC), MHIP (In Process)

We are pleased to welcome Hayley to our team here at Arklow Cancer Support. Hayley is a qualified Play Therapist, and she is based here in Co. Wicklow.

Izabela Garkowska Morris
Izebela is an accredited member of the Irish Association for counselling and Psychotherapy.

Specialised Therapies

Arklow Cancer Support - Specialised Therapy

Arklow Cancer Support - Specialised Therapy

Specialised therapies are often required by cancer patients during their journey through their illness.

Lymphoedema Services

Our registered clients are given access to a lymphoedema specialist. We are very fortunate to be able to provide this service as there are very few qualified lymphoedema specialists in Ireland at present.

 Prosthesis & Bra Fitting / Wig Fitting

Arklow Cancer Support have teamed up with Roches Positive Appearance & Wellbeing in order to provide a prosthesis and bra fitting service as well as a wig fitting service for our clients.

A clinic takes place on the last Wednesday of every month where clients can meet with a member of the Roches team for professional advice on prosthesis and bra fitting. This is an invaluable service as our clients no longer need to travel to Dublin to avail of such a service.

Mairead Garvey at “Salon M” a local hairdresser also provides wig fitting services on our behalf.

Appointments can be arranged through our office. Talk to one of our team to make an appointment for a specialised treatment.

Tel: 0402 23590
Mobile: 085 1100066
Email: arklowcancersupport@gmail.com

Complementary Therapies

We provide additional therapies that can aid in an overall better quality of life for those affected by cancer. They may also help alleviate the physical side effects of cancer and illness.

Our therapies, which include massage and reflexology, are provided strictly by appointment basis, and all therapies will require a doctor’s letter of consent.

 Linda Mullen- Holistic Therapies 4 U

 Linda is a Reflexologist and Holistic therapist, based in Arklow town and she offers a range of Holistic Therapies. Therapies on offer are Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy- Massage & Foot Reflex, Reflexology, Ear Candling, Natural Facials, and Indian Head Massage. http://www.holistictherapy.ie/

Lisa Tyrrell- Holistic Health & Wellness Centre

Lisa offers a wide range of holistic and beauty treatments at the Holistic Health & Wellness Centre situated in Lower Main Street Arklow. Therapies on offer include reflexology, hot stones, deep tissue massage, and Indian head massage.

 

Monthly Meetings

 
Arklow Cancer Support - Monthly Meetings

Arklow Cancer Support - Monthly Meetings

Arklow Cancer Support hold meetings to discuss relevant topics which include talks by guest speakers who are experts in their field.

Men’s Group

 
Arklow Cancer Support - Men's Group

Arklow Cancer Support - Men's Group

This is a group organised by men for men who come together on a regular basis to discuss male cancer related issues and to raise awareness of male cancers.

Men’s Group

 

On the last Wednesday of every month, Arklow Cancer Support holds a meeting to discuss relevant topics which include talks by guest speakers who are experts in their field.

Contact & Information

 
Arklow Cancer Support - Contact and Information

Arklow Cancer Support - Contact and Information

We have a vast library of information available on all cancer related topics, we also have access to more specialised information material if required.

On our behalf, the local Citizens Information Centre assist and guide our clients on their rights and entitlements, together with Intro our local social welfare office and Mabs our local money advisory body.

Tel: 0402 23590

Mobile: 085 1100066

Email: arklowcancersupport@gmail.com

One-to-One

 
Arklow Cancer Support - One-To-One

Arklow Cancer Support - One-To-One

Where possible, Arklow Cancer Support will provide a one-to-one service for our clients. When necessary we will seek additional guidance and advice from the Irish Cancer Society.

 

Additional Events

 
Arklow Cancer Support - Additional Events

Arklow Cancer Support - Additional Events

Arklow Cancer Support Group hold a number of additional events during the year which included:

· Breast Cancer Awareness Day (Pink Day) held in October in conjunction with Europa Donna

· Men's Cancer Awareness Day (Blue Day) held in November. This is an initiative set up at the request of our male clients and an event that gave birth to our Men's Group. The initiative of Blue Day put Arklow Cancer support Group on the map as it is one of the first of its kind in Ireland.

· Candlelight Service. This service is held in December and allows our clients time to reflect on their year through Ecumenical prayer and music. It is an emotional evening that highlights a great sense of solidarity and strength among the congregation.

· Christmas Party Night. Arklow Cancer Support Group hosts a Christmas Party for our clients in early December. Further information and tickets are available from our office from October onwards.

·Children’s Christmas Party.  Arklow Cancer Support pride ourselves on the special Christmas Party we provide for children and grandchildren of our clients.

How can you help?

 
Arklow Cancer Support - How you can help

Arklow Cancer Support - How you can help

You can help people in their time of need by donating or joining our team as a volunteer.

Arklow Cancer Support are always looking for drivers to join our Drive Team. Without this team of drivers we could not provide an efficient door-to-door service for clients to and from hospital in Dublin.

Volunteer to Drive is the most important and vital service our organisation provides, and if you would like to help, please contact our office and talk to one of our team to set the wheels in motion.

Tel: 0402 23590
Mobile: 085 1100066
Email: arklowcancersupport@gmail.com

Fundraising

 
Arklow Cancer Support - Fundraising

Arklow Cancer Support - Fundraising

There are many ways you can get involved and help support Arklow Cancer Support:

- Make a donation
- Sponsor Someone
- Organise an event in the local community, school, club or society

Why not organise your own event? Complete an Event Registration Form in our office and our Fundraising Team will be on hand to assist you every step of the way. Big or small, every little helps!

Arklow Cancer Support will help you promote your event on our website and social media pages as well as all publicity ideas. We also provide T-Shirts and representation at your event.

 We will always provide a Letter of Confirmation stating that you are fundraising on our behalf provided proper procedures are adhered to.

Tel: 0402 23590
Mobile: 085 1100066
Email: arklowcancersupport@gmail.com