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Stop smoking – Covid-19 advice

In response to the latest Department of Health smoking cessation statistics (Sept 2020), Gerry McElwee, Head of Cancer Prevention, Cancer Focus NI, said: “Stopping smoking can be challenging for people at any time. Indeed, this is a crucial time to consider giving up smoking, to reduce the risk of c...


Reflections of a retiring Chief Executive

Who I Am Now…   Who was I? Who am I? I was the 5.15 alarm and the 6.40 train. I was the hustle, I was the bustle, I was the heart-sink at the three-car collision on the West Link, I was the strategy, I was the plan, I was the report, the summary, the aim, the goal. I was the committee, I was th...


Men urged to ‘Restore the Balance’

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is encouraging local men to use 2020’s International Men’s Health Week (MHW) (June 15-21) to do something practical to improve their health. After the many difficulties thrown up by months of lockdown, the MHW theme is ‘Restoring the Balance’, to help men re-build...


Coronavirus’ impact on our services and staff

Due to loss of fundraising income in the coming months, the difficult decision has been made to furlough the majority of our staff.  Staff which are fully or part funded by external bodies will continue all or part of their vital work. This means only the following will be operational: Family Suppor...