Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, is reaching out to women experiencing cancer to join their dedicated cancer support group.
Facilitated by counsellor Kay Lynch, the free online group meetings offer a safe and friendly space for women experiencing cancer to explore issues affecting them, while also offering and gaining support from other women on their cancer journey.
Whether you want to share your own personal story or simply sit and listen to what is being discussed, the fortnightly group has proven to be a huge source of support and comfort to women dealing with cancer.
Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager, Katie O’Donoghue, explained that the group offers a safe place for women to avail of vital peer support from other women who are experiencing cancer and who have a deeper understanding of the issues women are going through.
“The group is open to all women who have had a cancer diagnosis, no matter what stage of their journey they are on,” Katie explained.
“Some women don’t feel that they need or want counselling, so the real value of the group setting is the peer support and forming bonds with other women and exchanging experiences, ideas and advice on handling the challenges they face. It’s all about being with people with similar experiences and who have a deeper understanding of what you are going through.”
The group meets fortnightly, with the next meeting taking place via Zoom on Friday, January 21st at 11am. If you feel you would benefit from this group meeting, please contact Recovery Haven Kerry on 066 7192122 to join the next or subsequent meeting.