Pfizer’s EmotionSpace app supports women living with metastatic breast cancer (mBC) in their daily life.
The Marie Keating Foundation, have partnered with the new EmotionSpace app to increase awareness of the direct support that is available to people living with metastatic breast cancer.
The combination of the immediacy of online emotional support with face-to-face initiatives organised by patient groups, will mean people living with this terminal disease are always connected to a support network.
Speaking about the app, Liz Yeates, CEO of the Marie Keating Foundation said “We welcome the availability of the EmotionSpace app which will provide people with metastatic breast cancer with 24-hour access to their emotional support network”.
“The Marie Keating Foundation knows that being diagnosed with metastatic cancer can be an emotional time that can lead a person to have many fears and questions, as well as moments of anger and confusion. At a time where a person needs the most support, some people with metastatic cancer can find that emotional support very hard to find”, she continued.
The app was designed in consultation with patients and was supported by Pfizer. It is currently live and can be downloaded from the website www.emotionspace.ie, from the App Store or Google Play.
Speaking at the launch, Tara Byrne of Europa Donna Ireland said “Emotional support for women living with metastatic breast cancer is critical to their well-being as they navigate a disease with limited treatment options and poor health outcomes. Europa Donna Ireland provides support through a secret online Facebook group called ‘Connect’ and it has highlighted the desire from women to engage with other people living with the disease and to support each other through the challenges that metastatic breast cancer throws at them. The EmotionSpace app reflects this desire to share the ups and downs with a support-network and gives practical suggestions to navigate the wide range of emotions associated with the disease.”
For more information on and details about the EmotionSpace app you can check the website: www.emotionspace.ie