With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Positive Living programme

Being diagnosed with metastatic cancer can be an emotional time that can lead a person to have many fears and questions. At a time where a person needs the most support, some people with metastatic cancer can find that it is very hard to find.

In order to support people with metastatic cancer, who have their own set of emotional, physical, and practical needs separate to other cancer patients, the Marie Keating Foundation launched its Positive Living programme.  This programme includes free six-week courses that are led by local experts that provide resources and support for people with metastatic cancer.

Common themes explored in the programme include:

–           Working with your medical team & managing side effects

–           Coping with the emotional impact of metastatic cancer

–           Sexuality & relationships

–           Altered body image, positive appearance & well-being

–           Using mindfulness to cope

–           Physical activity and stress management

The aim of the Positive Living programme is to help both men and women who have metastatic cancer reach an improved quality of life by providing speciliased supports and connecting them with experts in their local community. Patients attending the programme also have the opportunity to meet and with other patients who they can relate to on a peer-to-peer level.

All courses and seminars are free to attend but places are limited and registration is essential.

If you would like to apply for an upcoming Positive Living course, please  call 01 628 3726 or email info@mariekeating.ie.

Information on how to register for our latest meeting can be found here.