Action Cancer now offer a Peer Mentoring service to those who have either been recently diagnosed with cancer, going through active treatment or who have come to the end of their treatment and just need a little bit of support and guidance. Our support is provided by trained volunteers who have completed training accredited by the Open College Network and who have all been previous cancer patients themselves. We will try as far as possible to match you to someone with a similar diagnosis and experience as yourself.
Our mentors have a number of roles with the main aims being reducing anxiety and isolation, helping increase self esteem and developing coping strategies along the way. The service is available for all types of cancer and for those who may be affected by hereditary cancers. Mentoring can be face to face, over the phone, or emails, depending on what you as a client need at that time, and the service is flexible so as your needs change, the mentoring role can also change.
MONTHLY DROP-IN SUPPORT
Come along to our coffee and chat, every second Tuesday at the Macmillan Centre, Lisburn Road Belfast. This runs from 10.00-12.00 and is facilitated by our Peer Mentors who can talk to you about their own experiences in a way that can support your own. This is very informal and is open to cancer patients, family and friends. For more information, contact Jane Gilmore on 07580133757 or at [email protected].
Click below to view our Peer Mentoring Video:
If you are interested in being matched to a mentor, please contact Jane Gilmore on 028 9080 3355 or 07580133757. Alternatively email on [email protected] or complete the online request form below: