What We Do at Greystones Cancer Support
Greystones Cancer Support (GCS) is a long established voluntary, self-funded, community- based organisation. The main focus of GCS is to provide guidance, encouragement, and emotional support on a confidential basis to people affected by cancer and their families.
Cancer support from GCS is available from the time of diagnosis, throughout treatment and post treatment. At all times we endeavour to be there and do our best for people affected by cancer whether they need a listening ear for support or to meet their individual needs in whatever way we possibly can in line with our motto – Can we help you or someone you know?
In providing this support, we offer and self -fund a wide variety of services to clients, in the growing catchment areas of Greystones, Delgany, Kilcoole, Newcastle and Newtownmountkennedy.
We assist by providing transport to medical appointments whether with GPs, Consultants, or other Hospital treatments. We refer clients to one of a panel of highly qualified Counsellors. Counselling is a major part of the cancer recovery programme for both adults and children impacted by the illness.
In addition, as Complementary Therapies are highly recommended by Oncologists, we refer registered clients to a panel of Complementary Therapists on a regular basis. We also fund the running of weekly sessions ranging from Yoga, Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, Art, Singing Group, Creative Writing, Group Bereavement, all through qualified facilitators. Since COVID-19 hit us all these sessions are generally conducted online.
Our main objective at GCS is the care of our Members. It is important to us that we stay aware of our Members’ needs and requirements. If you are affected by cancer and think we can help you in any way, please contact the office.
GCS is an affiliate of the Irish Cancer Society (ICS). We receive assistance from the ICS with information, training, counselling, and governance matters and we support their annual Daffodil Day appeal.
GCS is self-funded, and we rely on fundraising from the community and the generosity of the general public in order to continue to provide all these necessary supports and services.