Wicklow Cancer Support Services
We are a community and volunteer based cancer support service located in Wicklow Town. We offer emotional support and practical help to those whose lives have been affected by cancer, whether it is for the patients themselves or their family and friends. Our services are free-of-charge to those who wish to avail of them, and your confidentiality is one of our top priorities. Whether you need transport to hospital or just a cup of tea and a chat in our open and welcoming hub, we are here to help as best we can.
Home & Hospital Transport
If you need transport to and from your hospital appointments, one of our friendly volunteers are always ready to bring you there and bring you back home when you’re finished. We cover all hospitals in Dublin, including St. Vincent’s, St. Luke’s, St. James’s, Beaumont, and Mater Hospital.
Drop-in Support and Information
Our volunteers are always ready to chat to you in confidence and our comprehensive library and resources relating to cancer and cancer treatment are available to you at no cost.
Monday – 10.00am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Tuesday - 10.00am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Thursday - Closed
Friday - 10.00 am – 1.00 pm.
All you have to do is pop in and we’ll be ready to help.
Massage & Therapy
Invigorating the body and mind is an essential part of managing stress and living well. Our very own massage therapist is on call to look after you whenever you need to relax and unwind in our newly refurbished Stress Management Room.
A cancer diagnosis is often followed by a number of difficult emotions and feelings. Sharing your thoughts and worries in confidence can be extremely helpful.
We will make the necessary arrangements for you to meet with one of our qualified counsellors, best suited to addressing your needs. We also provide a children’s counselling service with a registered professional on a one to one basis or in a group session.
Counselling is offered to anyone affected by cancer, whether it is for the patient or the patient’s family and friends.
Women’s Support Group
The Women's Support Group takes place every Tuesday at 11.15am. This is a friendly and confidential support group for women who have been effected by cancer and who wish to talk, listen, or just meet others with similar experiences.
You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy our fun and creative art classes. W.C.S art classes are open to those recovering from cancer and their families. Pop in to our centre in Wicklow Town every Wednesday afternoon from 2.30pm – 4.30pm for some creative outlet and a bit of a laugh.
Cancer Advocacy Service
We can provide assistance with application including: Medical Card, Rent Supplement or Household Assistance Payment (HAP), Disability Allowance, Invalidity Pension, Assist with obtaining supporting documentation for applications.
Follow up with regular calls to relevant departments keeping Wicklow Cancer Support clients updated on their application.
For more information contact Wicklow Cancer Support on 0404-32696 during office hours.