The East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support Centre in Brackernagh is a house that has been converted and adapted to provide a safe, warm and caring environment to provide physical, practical and emotional support to cancer patients and their families.
Our Centre aims to address the needs of its clients, whatever those needs may be. We can achieve this because many of our volunteers have been through similar experiences and as a result are empathetic to those currently battling with cancer.
East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support, formed in 2012, is a non-profit charitable organisation which provides a network of psychological, emotional and practical support for those diagnosed with cancer. EGM volunteers are fully trained and Garda vetted.
We have a Psychotherapist, as well as therapists specialising in complementary treatments working with us on a day-to-day basis. Our centre would not exist without the commitment and dedication of
our staff and amazing volunteers.
The number of people attending weekly has now reached 200+. All the support we offer is free of charge. We have also become a member of the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) which gives us both a political and medical voice in Europe. We provide a full-time drop in Centre as well as a 24 hour phone service.
We supply a network of emotional and practical support for those diagnosed with cancer, their family and their friends. This is done in a very sensitive manner and confidentiality is assured. There is a wide range of trained therapists who volunteer their time and services to East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support and their service users.
The importance of information giving has been recognised and promoted in political, ethical and professional arenas and this has ultimately resulted in the publication of a vast amount of literature relating to the subject. Which is why we organise special education nights for our support groups, and the wider public, on multiple occasions through the year.
Here at East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support we offer a vast range of complimentary therapies to our clients ranging from; Healing touch, Counselling, Reflexology, Art Classes, Mindfulness, Bio Energy, Reiki, Choir and many more.
We are immensely proud of our facilities here at the Centre. We have 7 rooms across two buildings with three meeting rooms including a room with a projector for our support groups, or for giving informational talks, a transport program for people undergoing Radiotherapy in Galway, three
therapy rooms complete with therapy beds, the first gym in Ireland solely for cancer patients, as well as two counselling rooms.