Support Services

Caring for someone with a brain tumour

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. Some practical supports on offer in Ireland include: 


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Training

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.

To book a course contact their Training Team on 057 9370221 or email training@familycarers.ie

Psychological support

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.

You can contact your local cancer support centre or the Irish Hospice Foundation

Patient Support Group

Brain Tumour Ireland’s Patient Support Group is for people with a brain tumour and it seeks to facilitate peer to peer support.

The group currently meets online and is free to attend. 

To register your place, please contact info@braintumourireland.com

Family Support Group

Brain Tumour Ireland’s Family
Support Group is for the family
members and carers of people
with brain tumours.
The group currently meets online and is free to attend. 

To register your place, please contact
info@braintumourireland.com

Family Carers Ireland

Family Carers Ireland have a confidential Careline. Freephone 1800 24 07 24 to talk to their experienced and trained staff.

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.

Their website is familycarers.ie  and you can find your local centre here.

Care lines

The Irish Cancer Society runs a helpline that is open to carers, family members and friends of anyone who has
been diagnosed with cancer. You can Freephone 1800 200 700 to talk to a specialist cancer nurse. It is open
Monday-Thursday from 9am to 7pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm.
The Carers Association also offers a Care Line. Just Freefone 1800 24 07 24 to talk to one of their staff. They
will listen to your concerns and offer practical advice on a range of topics. The careline is open Monday to
Friday from 9am to 1pm.
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