Free workshops and seminars to help cancer survivors adapt to the “new normal”
The Marie Keating Foundation’s Survive and Thrive workshops and seminars have been created to help men and women who have finished cancer treatment to adapt to the ‘new normal.’
Our meetings include advice from nurses, as well as peer to peer advice from other survivors on issues that cancer survivors often face including: coping with emotions; fatigue and other symptoms; changing nutritional needs; coping with feelings and change; managing stress and physical activity.
Sometimes the courses are for men or women only and sometimes they are mixed. Attendees are welcome to bring a friend or family member to support them through the course/day.
All courses and seminars are free to attend but places are limited and registration is essential.
Our next Survive & Thrive course will take place in the coming weeks so to register your interest please contact Angela Egan, the Marie Keating Foundation, on 01 628 3726 or email [email protected]. Please indicate which course/seminar you are applying for.
Helen Forristal, Director of Nursing Services, Marie Keating Foundation, said, “There are now more than 170,000 people in Ireland who have survived cancer which is heartening and gives great hope to people going through cancer treatment at the moment. However, we also have to acknowledge that surviving cancer comes with its own unique challenges. Survivors can struggle with learning to cope with the ‘new normal.’ Everyone will have their own unique experiences and responses but by coming together and by getting some expert advice, this adjustment can be made a lot easier and we are looking forward to helping people who have been through cancer treatment not only to survive but also to thrive.”