April 18, 2021

You are not alone: Kilkenny people affected by cancer urged to contact free new support service

People in Kilkenny who have been affected in any way by cancer can now avail of free support service.

The Irish Cancer Society is urging anyone in Kilkenny who feels affected by their own cancer experience, or that of a loved-one, to contact the society’s support line.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, 3,200 sessions of counselling have been delivered to adults and children affected by cancer.

Irish Cancer Society Director of Services Delivery Donal Buggy said: “This has been an extraordinarily challenging time for anyone affected by cancer, with some people isolated from their normal support network of family or friends.

“Our funded counsellors have responded by maintaining the same level of service despite the upheaval of the pandemic, and are continuing to offer it when it is needed most.

“Each of our counsellors are very experienced at working with people affected by cancer. We want to tell people that it’s ok for them to take the first step and reach out, and any concerned family members or loved ones can do the same.”

Anyone affected by cancer is encouraged to contact the Society’s Freephone Support Line on 1800 200 700 or email SupportLine@irishcancer.ie.


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