Cancer Focus Northern Ireland


The Difference We Make

Every year Cancer Focus Northern Ireland:

  • Supports over 4,000 people living with cancer
  • Provides 3,100 counselling sessions
  • Answers 1,000 helpline enquiries to 0800 783 3339
  • Holds 110 support group meetings reaching 266 people
  • Makes almost 1,000 journeys to hospital appointments for patients receiving cancer treatment
  • Supports almost 180 children whose parent is living with cancer
  • Provides over 450 art therapy sessions
  • Organises 10 Zest for Life personal coaching sessions for people living with cancer
  • Fits 500 women for bras and swimwear after breast surgery
  • Delivers Beauty for Life to 550 women
  • Visits over 250 primary schools across Northern Ireland delivering our Schools Health Education Package
  • Delivers Fit Factor to 5,700 P3 and P4 children
  • Carries out Sun Scientist experiments with 4,000 P5 children
  • Reaches 30,000 children through membership of the Smokebuster Club
  • Provides over 1,100 primary school pupils with the Living Willows for Shade programme
  • Provides community health events to 20,000 people
  • Helps 800 smokers to quit through our Stop Smoking Service
  • Reaches 2,000 men through the ManVan offering health checks and advice
  • Provides workplace health promotion initiatives for 1,200 people
  • Answers 2,200 people call the NI Smoker’s Helpline – 0808 812 800

If you want to know more about any of our services, please email us at and for more details on our health initiatives please contact




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