Cancer Services

Cancer Services

Are you coping with a cancer diagnosis? Over the years Derry Well Women has led the development of programmes for women living with life threatening illnesses.  Our support to women living with a cancer diagnosis includes cancer counselling, a fortnightly cancer support group, a 2-day complementary therapy programme and an 8-week Well Programme. This four-strand approach – involving support, therapeutic and educational elements which all complement each other –  has been developed in consultation with users.


Cancer Support Group

The cancer support group is open to all women living with a cancer diagnosis.The support group meets once a fortnight on a Friday from 11am – 1pm.

Two Day Cancer programme

Our two day cancer programme is based on the principle that each person needs to be views as a whole, but with emotional, spiritual, mental and physical dimensions. Contact the Centre for our next Programme date.

Living Well Cancer programme

The Well Programme was developed by Derry Well Woman in 1999. Designed for people living with a cancer diagnosis, the Well Programme is a 36-hour behavioural medicine programme, which aims to address all aspects of a woman’s health: mental, emotional and spiritual. The programme provides practical support and tips to support with every day living for those with cancer, alongside positive, healing and life-affirming elements, which help us to live more peacefully and joyfully. Sessions are held once a week for 8 weeks, and the programme runs 3 times per year.

Cancer Counselling

This counselling service is provided by a specially trained team who have completed a Certificate in Cancer Counselling.  Derry Well Women also works in partnership with Action Cancer whose counsellor is available to see the friends, family and carers of those with a cancer diagnosis on a Monday evening.  Within the Cancer Counselling Service, women can also avail of one -to-one complementary therapy sessions.    Anyone wishing to make an appointment for any of the above services please contact the centre on: 02871360777.

Complementary Therapies

We provide one to one therapies on request for any women with a cancer diagnosis, just contact us on (028) 7136 0777 to make an appointment.

For more information about any our cancer services, please contact Derry Well Women on 02871360777 or email


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