What is the Pilot Cancer Survivorship Peer Support Service?
A one-to-one listening, befriending and signposting service offered by Health Service Staff to Health Service Staff, both of whom have direct experience of cancer, with the purpose of supporting colleagues during diagnosis, treatment, returning to work, and in dealing with ongoing challenges in the workplace as a result of cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Befriending: to be a friend to; to assist; to favour
Signposting: to show the way; to indicate direction towards
The service is being rolled out for Health Service Staff in 19 counties on a pilot basis.
Check the form below to see if you can avail of the service where you are.
What is the scope of the relationship between the Peer Supporter and their matched person?
The HSE Pilot Cancer Survivorship Peer Support Service offers a one-to-one time-limited peer support service. The service is provided by internal, trained peer supporters.
Following on from a successful match, the Cancer Survivorship Peer Supporter and their match will make contact by text, phone or other online method.
- The person being supported chooses the focus of the discussion.
- The Peer Supporter listens, contributes observations, and offers emotional support.
- The Peer Supporter may signpost to available internal and external services.
- The matched pair will decide on the basis of their ongoing relationship.
Here are just some of the exceptional Peer Supporters who will be getting in touch with you about your query.
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Please submit your request here and someone will respond to you in complete confidence via phone or email (whichever preference you indicated) within four working days.
Please be aware the response will be sent to the email address you provide here.
Requests will be answered as quickly as possible.