Survive and Thrive

Join Our Survive and Thrive Programme
At the Marie Keating Foundation, we understand that life after cancer treatment is a unique and transformative journey, and we are dedicated to helping you navigate this path and help you adapt to the ‘new normal’.

Our Survive and Thrive programme, proudly supported by Nicorette, helps people who have finished cancer treatment to live their best lives after treatment and find their new normal after a cancer diagnosis.

The eight-week programme consists of workshops and seminars and includes information and support from nurses, as well as peer to peer advice from other survivors on issues that cancer survivors often face including: coping with emotions, feelings and change; fatigue and other symptoms; managing stress and anxiety; changing nutritional needs and addressing physical activity as important factors in making longer term goals and objectives in life after cancer.

Sometimes the courses are for men or women only and sometimes they are mixed. Attendees are welcome to bring a friend or family member to support them through the course/day.

Some of the programmes are in person, while others take place remotely.

All courses and seminars are free to attend but places are limited and registration is essential.

Upcoming Survive and Thrive courses:

If you have any questions or would like more information, please call our Survivorship and Support Co Ordinator Fiona on 01 628 3726 or email us at [email protected]. 

We run Survive and Thrive Programmes throughout the year either online or in locations across the country. If you wish to sign up for a programme in a location not already listed, please contact Fiona or email us [email protected] and we will keep you informed of upcoming programmes.

Inspire others by sharing your survivor story

You are not alone in your journey – your story is powerful and inspiring. The Marie Keating Foundation, in partnership with Nicorette, also invites you to be a beacon of hope and support for others by sharing your cancer journey. Your unique experiences can be a guiding light for others navigating their own path through cancer.

How to Get Involved:

Submit Your Story

Share your cancer journey, including the highs, lows, and moments of triumph. Your narrative could be the inspiration someone desperately needs

Connect with Others

Engage with a community of survivors who understand and celebrate you in your new normal, no matter how big or small

Spread the Word

Encourage fellow survivors to join, and help us create a network of stories that uplift and inspire

    Let’s Survive and Thrive Together.


    Nicorette, our sponsors, shares our dedication to making a difference and has expressed an interest in showcasing the stories of courage, resilience, and triumph submitted by individuals like you.

    Your personal journey and experiences are invaluable, and they have the power to inspire and uplift others facing similar challenges.

    Your story has the power to make a difference. Join us in building a community that stands together, celebrates life, and thrives!

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    Our Survive and Thrive programmes make a huge difference in the lives of people who take part.

    "Found the course really good – it was lovely to meet other people like me and to find out that my worries were not alone!"

    "There is absolutely nothing to improve, it is such a good course and I have recommended it to people that I know that have gone through treatment."

    Helen Forristal, our Director of Nursing Services, said, “There are now more than 215,000 people in Ireland who have survived cancer which is heartening and gives great hope to people going through cancer treatment at the moment. However, we also have to acknowledge that surviving cancer comes with its own unique challenges. Survivors can struggle with learning to cope with the ‘new normal.’ Everyone will have their own unique experiences and responses but by coming together and by getting information and support , this adjustment can be made a lot easier and we are looking forward to helping people who have been through cancer treatment not only to survive but also to thrive.”

    Join us in embracing life beyond cancer. Together, we will navigate the road to survivorship, celebrating all things big and small.

    Hear from previous Survive and Thrive participants

    Recommended reading to support people living with or beyond cancer


    Former Survive and Thrive participant and Breast Cancer Awareness Ambassador Dearbhaile O Hare's debut book of poetry Things Went T*ts Up! Trying to make rhyme and reason out of a breast cancer diagnosis. More info here 

    Joanne Begley is the passionate visionary behind "For After I've Gone," a groundbreaking series of self-help end-of-life legacy journals designed to empower individuals in leaving lasting messages for their loved ones. More info here