Thrive & Survive

This is an evidence based group programme designed by Stanford University to support people to live with and beyond their cancer diagnosis.

Walking Group

This is a group walking programme that meet on a Monday morning at the Cuisle centre. Their aim is to gradually increase fitness through distance and pace, so every level is welcome. Exercise has been shown to improve quality of life for cancer survivors and is hugely beneficial both physically and mentally.

Early Menopause Group

A programme which provides information to women experiencing an early menopause because of their cancer treatment. Among other things, the programme includes information on diet, exercise, dealing with symptoms and sexuality. It is also an opportunity for women to get together and share in their knowledge and experience.

Men’s Group alternating with a Prostate Group

This group helps your understanding of your diagnosis, providing information on dealing with the side effects of treatment such as continence issues and altered sexual function. It is a practical group with information on strategies to improve your wellbeing such as pelvic floor exercises. It is also an opportunity to share in the knowledge and experience of other men.

Secondary Cancer Course

This is a programme for people with a secondary cancer diagnosis. It provides an opportunity to deal with the challenges presented by your diagnosis.

Staying Well at Home

This programme is a day service enabling palliative patients to have an improved quality of life. Grant aided by Laois Hospice.

Carer’s Group

A group which provides coping strategies for the carers of people diagnosed with advanced cancer.

Climb Programme: Help Children to Understand Cancer

This is a professionally led programme for children aged between 5-12 which runs over 6 weeks and uses creative tools such as drama, arts and play to help children cope with the impact of a close family member’s cancer diagnosis. If you would like more information on the resources available to a child or young adult who has been affected by cancer, please call: 057-8681492 or email:

For more information on any of these groups or programmes or if you have not found what you are looking for, please contact: 057-8681492 or email: Please let us know if you have any suggestions. Our services are delivered free of charge and are financed principally by the fundraising efforts of volunteers and staff.