Caring for someone with an illness can be a fulfilling experience but it can also be challenging.
If you feel you need to talk to someone or need advice, there are a number of people who you can contact including your GP, Public Health Nurse or the hospital/ hospice Social Worker.
Brain Tumour Ireland currently offer three support groups, you can register for these below.
Brain Tumour Ireland’s Family Support Group is for the family members and carers of people with a brain tumour.
The group currently meets online on the third Wednesday of every month and is free to attend.
Brain Tumour Ireland’s Parent Support Group is for the parents of children
with a brain tumour.
The group currently meets online on the second Tuesday of every month and is free to attend.
Brain Tumour Ireland’s Patient Support Group is for people with a brain tumour – it seeks to facilitate peer to peer support.
The group currently meets online on the second Wednesday of every month and is free to attend.
If you feel you need to talk to someone or need advice there are a number of people who you can contact including your GP, Public Health nurse or the hospital/ hospice Social Worker.
Caring for somebody at home with a Brain Tumour can sometimes mean big changes to your life too and it is important that you know you are not alone and that support is out there if you need it. Don’t be afraid to ask.
Training has been identified as one of the primary supports of practical benefit to carers.
Family Carers Ireland provides a range of training courses to provide the learner with all the practical skills and knowledge required to deliver high quality care both in the home and in other care related environments.
See here for more information.
They also provide a range of workshops which are run whenever there is sufficient demand. These workshops include Stoma Care; Diabetes; Continence Management; Challenging Behaviour; Falls, Prevention and Management; Elder Abuse; Infection, Prevention & Control; Peg Feeding; Patient Moving and Handling; Assisting Skills; Health & Safety in the home.
They will listen to your concerns and offer practical advice on a range of topics, including supports and services available from your Local Authority, HSE or offered by Family Carres Ireland in your area.
They have a number of local centres around the country.