Support comes in many different forms and your needs may change as you go through your cancer journey. We're here to offer you the support that you need, when you need it. A number of cancer support services in Ireland provide practical and emotional  support for people on a cancer journey. This kind of support includes things like home and hospital visiting, volunteer driving services, house cleaning, childminding and meal delivery as well as counselling and complementary therapies.

Contact the support service nearest you to find out what’s available in your area.

Cancer support services

Find out what support is available to anyone affected by cancer.

Cancer support groups and services 

We'll tell you more about the different types of support provided by support groups affiliated to the Irish Cancer Society: what they do, who participates in them and if they're the right thing for you.

Find support that's right for you 

Find out what supports are out there, where they are and how to contact them.  

Start a support group

We'll provide assistance and guidelines if you'd like to start a support group for people affected by cancer

One-to-one support

Talk to someone who has also had cancer

Our trained volunteers have all been through cancer themselves. They're available to anyone going through or finished with their treatment.


We can connect you with counsellors to talk about anything that's on your mind, and we fund the cost. Find out more about our counselling service.

Complementary therapies

Complementary therapies include relaxation and psychotherapy, something that you can do along with your conventional therapies. We'll tell you what's involved and how to get such therapies.