About Us

A diagnosis of cancer profoundly changes a person’s life. Many people feel alone, isolated and afraid. Some people keep their fears to themselves in order not to cause further trauma to their families. Others have no one to share their fears with. Such an experience led to the foundation of the Centre in 1996. Initially a small group of people met once a month to support each other. In 1999 the first Centre was opened at 2a Wine Street to provide holistic therapies and counselling, in addition to support groups.

Due to the increased demand for a more comprehensive service the Centre relocated in 2009, to 44 Wine Street. This building provided much more space, easier access and a much greater range of facilities.

Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to come to the Centre for the first time. For many however, it can be a big step on the road to complete recovery. The peace, hope and encouragement you get strengthens and supports you as you journey back to full health.

9e757972a550e503b5b2156dd8e8edc5Our Mission:

Sligo Cancer Support Centre is a place of peace and hope where people with cancer and their families can access support, counselling, holistic therapies and healing workshops in a caring and tranquil environment in the North West of Ireland. A place where no one feels alone on their journey to recovery.

 

Our Team:

Sligo Cancer Support Centre provides the highest possible standard of care for everyone who avails of our support services. This would not be possible without our amazing team of counsellors, therapists and group facilitators. Their expertise, dedication and care for each person using our services, makes the centre the healing, calming and life transforming place it is.

The centre could not survive without the hard work and dedication of all its volunteers, who serve on the Board of Directors, help with fundraising events, and work in the centre as meet and greet volunteers.

Our ethos is to provide a very professional service in a relaxed, calm and homely atmosphere.

Call into the centre for a chat and a cup of tea – no need for an appointment. Please feel free to bring a friend for support.