Well Aware

Well Aware for over 60s well aware

The Cancer Focus NI Well Aware service is aimed at the over 60s and is offered in a range of venues such as supported living schemes, residential homes and community groups right across Northern Ireland.


Well Aware sessions focus on raising your awareness of cancer and important signs and symptoms of the disease.  They include free health checks which are carried out by an experienced nurse and, in some cases, may result in a referral to your GP.


The service aims to empower you to take control of your own health and to feel confident about going to the doctor if you have any concerns about cancer.


Anyone who is interested can also take part in a two-day training course to become a peer educator in cancer awareness – training that allows you to become a source of information for your peers.


Well Aware is a partnership with Choice Housing and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.


To find out more about  Well Aware,  contact Dervilia Kernaghan, Well Aware Project Coordinator on 07810 371 118, email wellaware@cancerfocusni.org, or download our leaflets Well Aware Leaflet (for women) and Well Aware Leaflet (for men).


You can also call our free, confidential helpline on 0800 783 3339 and speak to a specialist nurse.