Cancer Support Organisations

There are a number of organisations that offer different types of support to people with cancer and their families. Below are three of the largest that you may find helpful. The Health Service Executive (HSE) website ( also provides helpful information or you can contact them on 1800 851 500. 

At Mater Private we also offer psychotherapy services to patients and their families.  If we can be of any help along your journey, please don't hesitate to ask. 


The Irish Cancer Society provides a vast range of supports for patients and their families. Supports include counselling, peer support, access to lifts if you need help to get to medical appointments, and much more. They can be reached on 01 231 0500. They also have a dedicated nurse support freephone number: 1800 200 700.

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ARC is situated directly opposite Mater Private Hospital at 65 Eccles Street, and offers psychological, emotional, educational and practical support. Their services include complementary therapies and counselling services, and are provided free of charge to people with cancer and to their loved ones.

They facilitate work shops on many different cancers, i.e. prostate and breast Cancer, as well as running stress management courses. ARC also offers a child-friendly programme called "CLIMB" for children aged 5-12 and an adolescent programme. You can call ARC on 01 830 7333.

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The Marie Keating Foundation provides a wide and varied range of services to help provide support, information and advice to people at every step of their cancer journey. Their services focus on cancer prevention and education, or support and community for those already on a cancer journey. You can reach them on 01 628 3726 or email

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