YouCan Cancer Support is a charity that has been operating since 2015. We work with and for young adults who have been diagnosed in their 20s 30s and 40s.
We know all too well that having a cancer diagnosis in early adulthood brings some unique challenges and can be very isolating, so we set up YouCan to specifically support young adults.
we are not a medical care provider but we are alongside you throughout treatment and in the months and years that follow as we understand the need for continuous support and understanding.
YouCan have a great team with backgrounds working in charity and events, and our advisory panel and trustees are also very experienced professionals.
Maybe more importantly though, we get it. We’ve all been personally impacted by cancer, through friends, family and even some the team directly, so we understand. We know cancer.
In Ireland we believe if a young adult is diagnosed with cancer they should have easily accessible and age appropriate supports and networks to guide them and their families through their cancer experience.
We have a private support group on Facebook and organise occasional meet ups. We work with medical professionals and organisations who aim to improve services and we speak at conferences and training programmes to share our experience and message.
We’re here for you, so get in touch
Phone:+353 87 1701458
Dorothy Thomas Chair
Caoimhe O’Neill-Forde Treasurer
Lyndsey Connolly Director
Mick Kavanagh Secretary
Gillian Chapman Communications & Public Relations
Hollie-Louise O’Donaghue Peer Support & Volunteers