Cancer positive living programme – Zest for Life

Need help with your cancer journey?

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, they may experience feelings of shock, anger, or confusion. Even the most supportive family members, friends, or employers cannot understand exactly how it feels to go through a cancer journey.


A cancer support programme is one way for individuals to interact with other people in similar circumstances.

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What to expect?

When your treatment has ended or has been paused, it is not unusual to feel alone and even a little unanchored. This programme will help you to reflect on where you are now and how you might move forward in a more positive way.


You will learn and practice some tools and techniques to help manage your thoughts and feelings as you move on and hopefully reinvigorate your Zest for Life.

Support provided:
• Goal setting
• Understanding and managing stress
• Developing ‘way forward’ strategies
• Using techniques to encourage positive thinking
• Relaxation techniques

Excited elderly people attending a group therapy session at nursing house, positive senior man and woman sitting in circle, having conversation with psychologist

“I felt encouraged to live in the moment and to get out and about and try new experiences.”


Past Participant

About the service

This support group is designed for people who are on a recovery period in their cancer journey.


Run by an experienced Group Work Coordinator, the support group meets over a six-week timeframe and is delivered in a variety of locations throughout Northern Ireland.


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How to access the service

Please contact our team on 028 9066 3281 or email


Alternatively, you can complete the contact form below and a member of our team will be in touch:


    It is thanks to generous donations that we can continue to deliver vital complimentary cancer support services to thousands of people and families each year.


    We keep all donations local and invest 82pence in every £1 directly towards the delivery of our services.