Welcome to Cois NoreCois Nore (Kilkenny Cancer Support Services) are a team of people based in Kilkenny City who are involved and committed to the provision of what we see as essential services to cancer sufferers and their families.Established in 2013 we are a group of individuals who have come together in order to improve the lives and well being of those coming to terms with a cancer diagnosis. Delivery of services by staff and volunteers is in accordance with current Irish Cancer Society guidelines and all communications are treated with the strictest confidence.
MassageMassage is considered a type of complementary therapy. Complementary therapies aim to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms of disease. They are used together with conventional or mainstream medicine. While massage doesn’t treat the cancer itself, it may help reduce the side effects caused by conventional treatments and improve quality of life and wellbeing. Read On...ReflexologyReflexology means applying pressure and massage to areas on your feet and hands. The feet are the most common area to treat. According to reflexologists, you have reflex areas in your feet that match every part of your body. Therapists claim that there is a map of the left side of your body on your left foot, and the right side of your body on your right foot. Reflexology has been used for centuries. It is thought to have been developed originally by the ancient Egyptians. It is one of the most popular types of complementary therapy in the Ireland and the UK among people with cancerRead On...CounsellingCounselling can help you sort out many different types of problems that you may face when you have cancer. You may feel fear, have strong reactions to changes to your body, or be anxious about treatment. Some people feel very angry, or find it difficult to cope with a feeling of loss of control. Cancer can also affect your family relationships. It may affect how to talk to your children or your intimacy with your partner. It may also lead to role changes within the family, if you are no longer able to fulfil the role you used to, even temporarily.Read On...Group TherapyHaving cancer is often one of the most stressful experiences in a person's life. However, support groups help many people cope with the emotional aspects of cancer by providing a safe place to share their feelings and challenges and learn from others who are facing similar situations. Groups offer the chance for people to talk about their experiences with others living with cancer, which can help reduce stress. Group members can share feelings and experiences that may seem too strange or too difficult to share with family and friends. And the group dynamics often create a sense of belonging that helps each person feel more understood and less aloneWe offer group sessions of:
Expressive Arts Therapy
Living with Cancer
Strides for Life - Walking Group
Lymphoedema - Self Management
Drop In Listening ServicePlease feel free to avail of our drop in listening service at any time during our opening hours. There is no appointment necessary. Should you just wish to sit and relax with a cup of tea or just look up some information, the staff and colunteers will be there to assit you. If you are unable to visit the centre , we also provide a telephone listening service as an alternative.
Listening Services are available: Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm
Drop in to the centre at: 8 Walkin Street, Kilkenny