Free workshop launched to help male cancer survivors ‘Survive and Thrive’ in Galway


Marie Keating Foundation to hold free course to help men adapt to the “new normal”

The Marie Keating Foundation will host a free five-week cancer survivorship workshop for men in Galway as part of its Survive and Thrive series. The workshop will include advice from experts on issues that cancer survivors often face including coping with emotions, managing stress and fatigue and changing nutritional needs. The course, which is for men who have survived any type of cancer, will take place each Thursday from 5 November to 3 December 2015. It will be facilitated by Jacqueline Daly, an experienced facilitator for community groups and national networks, and supported by Marie Keating Foundation nurse Phil Keating. The course will be held in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co Galway from 7.30pm-10pm each Thursday evening.  The course is free to attend but places are limited and registration is essential. For application details, please contact Angela Egan, the Marie Keating Foundation, on 01 628 3726 or email

Helen Forristal, Director of Nursing Services, Marie Keating Foundation, said, “Surviving cancer means that your body and mind has been through a huge ordeal, and to add to that, making the transition from cancer patient to cancer survivor can be a difficult one. The Survive and Thrive course are there to ensure that those who are surviving cancer are living well afterwards. This course has been designed specifically for men to ensure that their physical health, and mental and emotional wellbeing are all being supported and men who have been through cancer treatment have an opportunity to meet with other men who have been through similar experiences.”

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Get Men Talking seminars highlighting the importance of cancer prevention and the latest advances in diagnoses and treatment for male cancers will be held nationwide throughout November 2015.  For further information, please see

This Survive and Thrive course is proudly supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Astellas Oncology.

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