Receiving a cancer diagnosis is daunting. You may feel alone, unsure where to turn, and maybe even hopeless. In this situation where you may feel like you have nowhere to turn, Cork ARC Cancer Support House is here for you. Cork ARC is a safe haven for people with cancer and their families, where you can find information, practical help and emotional support.
What Services Do You Provide?
We provide a holistic service to support you whatever stage you are at in your cancer journey.
Practical Supports: Our team will assist you with the practical aspects of a cancer diagnosis. We will give you guidance on how and where you can get support for issues including managing side effects, seeking financial support, and arranging travel to and from treatment.
Managing Thoughts & Emotions: The emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis can often be overlooked, but can be as significant as the physical impact. We will help you manage the psychological and emotional distress you may be experiencing on a one-to-one or group basis, with a helpline, counselling, support groups, art therapy, and more.
If you are a loved one of someone who has cancer or if you have lost someone to cancer, we also have support services for you. For example, our bereavement support service will work with you to support you through the grieving process.
Education & Information: A cancer diagnosis can come with a lot of unknowns and a feeling of lack of control. Being more informed about your diagnosis and the resources available to you can help you feel more in control of your situation. We also run workshops and seminars to give you practical information on diet in cancer, oncology workshops for healthcare professionals, and support tailored to specific types of cancer and their symptoms.
Survivorship: For many people, it can be difficult to adjust to the ‘new normal’ after cancer. At Cork ARC Cancer Support House, we are here to help you adapt to life after cancer.
We have many services, and this is just a brief overview. Visit our services page to find out about the other services we offer.
I’m not sure if I’m eligible for your services.
If you are a cancer patient or someone close to you has cancer, we are here to offer you specialist professional support. If you’re still unsure about whether our services are right for you, feel free to get in touch to discuss your needs.
Where are you located?
We have two locations: one on Sarsfield Road in Wilton, and the Bungalow in Bantry. If you’re based in West Cork, you can avail of the Cancer Connect transport service to bring you to your appointments at The Bungalow in Bantry.
How do I get in touch?
What happens when I get in touch with Cork ARC Cancer Support House?
From the moment you contact us, you will be treated with compassion, understanding and given a safe space to voice your fears and concerns. If you come to visit us in person at our Sarsfield Road or Bantry location, you’ll be greeted by a member of our Nurse Coordinator Team, and welcomed into a comfortable environment.
We will listen and support you in dealing with the changes you are experiencing in your life, and provide an opportunity for you to speak and share the feelings and experiences you are going through. Once we have an understanding of your needs, we’ll explore with you the services that are best suited to you.
Take the first step.
If you or your loved one is dealing with cancer, we’re here to help. It may feel intimidating to pick up the phone or pay us a visit, but we can promise you’ll be treated with the utmost respect and empathy.
To begin your journey with Cork ARC, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 427 6688.