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 with 266 people
  • Makes almost 1,000 journeys to hospital 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
  • Brings 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 who are members of our Smokebuster Club
  • Involves over 1,100 children with Living Willows for Shade
  • 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 with health checks and advice
  • Provides workplace health promotion initiatives for 1,200 people
  • Well Aware brings cancer prevention tips and health checks to over 800 older people in NI

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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