Recovery Haven Announces Busy Autumn Schedule Of Classes And Courses

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WITH summer already behind us, cancer support charity Recovery Haven Kerry is busy preparing its Autumn schedule, with lots of free classes and courses on offer to help support those affected by cancer throughout the county:

On Monday, September 16th the charity’s Le Chéile Bereavement Group reconvenes at Recovery Haven’s main house at 5 Haigh’s Terrace, Tralee. The informal group, which is open to both men and women who have been bereaved by cancer, runs from 10.30am to 12 noon on the second Monday of every month.

Also starting on September 16th is Recovery Haven’s Cancer Thrive & Survive Programme – a six-week, self-management programme aimed at helping people recover from cancer.

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Topics covered throughout the weekly course (Mondays from 10.30am-1pm) include techniques to deal with problems such as fatigue, frustration, pain, isolation & poor sleep; living with uncertainty; exercise for regaining & maintaining flexibility and endurance; making decisions about treatment & complementary therapies; communication with family and health professionals, as well as nutrition & healthy eating.

On Wednesday, September 18th, Recovery Haven will begin its 6-week Prostate Programme, offering free support and advice to men who have been affected by prostate cancer. This free group programme will run each Wednesday for six weeks, from 7.15-9.15pm.

Thursday, September 26th sees the first of Recovery Haven’s monthly Women’s Support Groups take place at the Tralee centre. This informal group meets on the last Thursday of every month from 2pm-4pm and offers women affected by cancer an opportunity to come together with other women for comfort, support and advice.

The charity’s second CLIMB programme will begin on Wednesday, September 25th supporting children aged between 5-12 years who are experiencing the impact of a cancer diagnosis on a parent or other significant adult.

Facilitated by Edel Lawlor of Expressive Play, this free group programme will run at the charity’s Tralee base over a six-week period, from 5pm-6.30pm, where the young participants will develop an understanding of cancer and the myths and fears that children can hold about cancer will be dispelled.

The aim of the programme is to help children understand a cancer diagnosis by providing information on cancer; to learn how to express and cope with their feelings and emotions; to feel part of a social group by making friendships with other children sharing a similar experience and to cope with the dramatic changes they are witnessing and experiencing in the home.

To sign up for any of the above programmes or to find out more information, please contact Recovery Haven Kerry on 0667192122 or email:

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