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Derry Well Woman

Derry Well Women is a not-for-profit centre which offers health and social care services to women of all ages in a welcoming, relaxed, safe and confidential space.

Derry Well Women leads the development of programmes for women living with life threatening illnesses.

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

Two-Day Cancer programme
Contact the Centre for the 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. 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.

Complementary Therapies
One to one therapies on request for any women with a cancer diagnosis.


Supporting Women Living with Cancer
Benefits Advice Clinic for Women with a Cancer Diagnosis
Mental Health & Wellbeing Programme for women living with cancer
Cancer Connected Communities
Cancer Services (cancer counselling, fortnightly cancer support group, 2-day complementary therapy programme, a course of complementary therapy sessions, 8-week Well Programme, Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme, Stress Anxiety Management Programme)
Cancer Support Group
Complementary Therapies (light effleurage massage, reflexology, therapeutic touch, Indian head massage and facial massages)

Last Updated:01/06/2024
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Derry Well Woman
17 Queen Street, Londonderry, BT48 7EQ, UK

+44 287 136 0777
All therapies provided at this location:
Reflexology is a very gentle and rhythmic foot massage.

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Oncology Massage
Massage is the practice of manipulating, applying pressure, and rubbing or stroking soft tissue and skin to promote physical and mental relaxation, well-being, and circulation.

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Seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist, who is trained and experienced at working with cancer patients, can help you and others close to you deal with the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis and help to make sense of the many emotions that you are experiencing.

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Aromatherapy uses the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a type of mental training that uses the mind to combat anxiety and bring about a sense of wellbeing.

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