Caring for People
Living with Cancer

Dóchas Offaly Cancer Support Group

Our aim is to provide the highest quality Psychosocial cancer support services to people throughout the Midlands whose lives have been affected by cancer. These treatments will nurture your physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being. They are now regarded as part of standard support for patients with cancer, their families and friends. Dochas is a proud member of the Alliance of Community Cancer Support Centres and Services 2024-2027 which outlines our commitment to aligning ourselves to the best practice guidelines as established by the National Cancer Control Programme.  

Dochas Offaly

Our Services

We offer a wide variety of Complementary Therapies


Reflexology is a holistic therapy, in that it treats the whole body and not the symptoms of the illness, therefore most people benefit regardless of age or sex.  Illness, stress, injury or disease can cause the body to go out of balance and Reflexology helps to restore this balance in a gentle way. 


Massage can help reduce both anxiety and symptoms for cancer patients.  The focus of massage therapy is to restore health to the body.  Massages for cancer patients are customised because understanding the clients individual progress, treatments, side effects and pain helps massage therapists determine appropriate areas to massage.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) brings together mindfulness meditation and yoga. MBSR practice is ideal for cultivating greater awareness of the unity of mind and body, as well as of the ways the unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can undermine emotional, physical, and spiritual health.  


Involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points on the body in order to rebalance energy.  There are no side effects with Acupuncture and it is very helpful in treating pain, boosting low energy levels and emotional health and strengthening the immune system. Research has found that Acupuncture is beneficial in dealing with nausea

About Dóchas

Dóchas is a safe place for cancer patients, their carers and their families, designed to support you and your loved ones as you deal with the presence of cancer in your life.

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Our Aim

With you every step of the way

Since 2003, we’ve helped many people throughout the Midlands and beyond. We want to help you and your family come to terms with your illness at your own pace.  Dóchas believes people can regain some of the control back in their life during this extremely difficult and draining time.  Our service is 100% confidential and client care remains our focus.

Our services complement primary medical care, and there are lots of opportunities to meet other people going about their daily lives while undertaking this huge challenge. So, whether you’ve been recently diagnosed, or cancer is affecting your family’s life on a daily basis, call in to us for a chat and a cuppa. Genuine support is closer than you think.

What our clients say

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Amira Talley
Meditation Starter Kit Class
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Andi Lane
Balancing Meditation Class
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Dianna Smiley
Emotional Mastery Class
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