Being diagnosed with metastatic cancer can be an emotional time that can lead a person to have many fears and questions and moments of anger and confusion. At a time where a person needs the most support, some people with metastatic cancer can find that it is very hard to find.
In order to support people with metastatic cancer, who have their own set of emotional, physical, and practical needs separate to other cancer patients, the Marie Keating Foundation has launched its Positive Living programme. This programme includes free six-week courses that are led by local experts that provide resources and support to help people with metastatic cancer to navigate through the specific needs of patients in Ireland with metastatic cancer. Common themes explored in the programme include:
– Working with your medical team & managing side effects
– Coping with the emotional impact of metastatic cancer
– Sexuality & relationships
– Altered body image, positive appearance & well-being
– Using mindfulness to cope
– Physical activity and stress management
The aim of the programme is to help both men and women who have metastatic cancer reach an improved quality of life by providing speciliased supports and connecting them with both experts in their local community and with other people affected by similar circumstances who they may be able to relate to on a peer-to-peer level. It is hoped that through the course, participants will be able to look ahead and plan for the future.
All courses and seminars are free to attend but places are limited and registration is essential. If you would like to apply for an upcoming course or seminar, please contact Angela Egan, the Marie Keating Foundation, on 01 628 3726 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate which course/seminar you are applying for.