Greystones Cancer Support fund various Support Services, helping anyone affected by cancer and their families.
If you are having cancer treatment or you have been recently bereaved and would like to book or talk to us about any of these services, please contact the Office at 01 287 1601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
GCS try to make life a little easier for you and have a group of Volunteers who provide transport to and from your Hospital Appointments. This practical support gives you and your extended family a much-needed rest and hopefully will relieve some of the stress involved for you.
A Cancer diagnosis brings with it many different types of worries and concerns for you, and also for your family members. It’s good to talk and we have a number of counsellors that we can refer you to, along with members of your family, if needed. Our Counsellors are trained in, Adult, Teenage, Child and Bereavement Counselling. This is a completely confidential service between Counsellor and Client. GCS do not hold or look for any information regarding these sessions.
On contacting the Office, you will be given a Client Number that you will need to be able to access the service. We try to protect your details at all times and it is this number that will be used between your Counsellor and GCS.
Our Counselling service is open to anyone receiving a cancer diagnosis and their family members. This is a Free service, paid for by Greystones Cancer Support.
Have you questions about your cancer diagnosis that you need answered? If you would like to speak to a qualified Oncology Nurse then you can come in to our centre and we will set up a virtual appointment for you. These video calls will take place in the afternoons and if you would like us to organise this for you, please contact the Office.
If you need someone to talk to or have a cuppa with, GCS have a number of Volunteers that are there to listen and support you. Our Client Liaison Officer will discuss your needs and introduce you to one of our Volunteers.
We provide a number of complementary therapies free of charge.
REFLEXOLOGY – Reflexology is a type of massage that involves applying different amounts of pressure to the soles of the feet, hands and ears. It’s based on a theory that these body parts are connected to certain organs and body systems.
ACUPUNCTURE – There is evidence that Acupuncture may help with some symptoms and side effects of cancer and its treatment. The treatment involves fine needles put into the body at particular points.
MLD – Manual Lymphatic Drainage relieves swelling that happens when medical treatment or illness blocks the Lymphatic system. This is a type of massage that encourages the natural drainage of the lymph.
We provide a number of weekly/monthly classes free of charge.
YOGA – Our well qualified facilitators will guide you, learning techniques such as Breathing, Stretching and Meditation, promoting an overall feeling of wellbeing.
CHAIR YOGA – A gentle way to improve mobility and practice deep breathing.
MINDFULNESS – This class promotes techniques to help you focus on how you are feeling in the now, rather than revisiting the past or thinking about what lies ahead. It helps manage stress and promote wellbeing.
ART GROUP – Join Valerie to show everyone your artiistic side.
CRAFT GROUP – A hands on class and a great way to socialise with like-minded crafters.
SINGING – Our brilliant group of singers meet up weekly and attend a lot of our fundraising events.
WRITING GROUP – Why not come alongto our Writing Classes and join a group of like-minded people who meet every Wednesday. They say everyone has a story or even a book inside them! Whatever you want to write. Its not always that easy, this group will help you get onto the page.
GARDEN CLUB – New to Greystones Cancer Support this year, our Garden Club is run by Janet. Monthly meet ups coming up over the summer months. Janet, one of our volunteers will be on hand to answer any of your Garden queries and help improve your flower arranging skills. Expect days out to beautiful Wicklow gardens and demonstration classes.
TAI CHI – Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anziety and it also helps increase flexibility and balance.
Understanding what can be done when exercising and equally what to avoid and when, helps our patients to have tailored exercise plans to aid muscle function and build strength. Our Physiotherapist can help with all stages of your cancer journey specifically, prehabilitation, rehabilitation during cancer treatment, after cancer treatment and advanced cancer.