New report shows importance of Counselling to Donegal people affected by cancer

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North New report shows importance of Counselling to Donegal people affected by cancer Pinterest Google+ Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleHighland Radio on top again – now with more listeners!!Next articleDonegal rescue teams join search for missing Mayo hill walker News Highland center_img WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th A new report on the National Counselling Grants Programme reveals that over a third of Donegal cancer patients who availed of the service sought counselling less than one year after a cancer diagnosis. Another 36 per cent of clients required counselling within two years of diagnosis, highlighting the need for emotional support following the completion of treatment.The report, commissioned the Irish Cancer Society shows the Society supported 207 counselling sessions for Donegal cancer patients in 2012.The counselling service, which is available to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis, saw a third of Donegal clients presenting with concerns such as anxiety, fear and stress following the trauma of their illness and 23 per cent who needed help adjusting to life after cancer and learning new coping skills.The effect of cancer is wider than the immediate person diagnosed with 18 per cent of Donegal clients attending as relatives of a cancer patient, usually an adult child of the diagnosed person.Another 7 per cent of the clients who used the counselling service were also bereaved due to cancer, highlighting the need for support the in the months and years after the immediate impact of the illness.Females are also more likely to attend for professional counselling than males with 73 per cent of female Donegal clients attending in 2012 compared to 27 per cent of males.Almost half of those who used the service were between the ages of 41 and 60.Cancer patients and their relatives can find their nearest affiliate support centre providing this service by logging on to or call the Irish Cancer Society Freefone Helpline on 1800 200 700. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – November 1, 2013 Facebook Pinterest Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

JCA determined to increase popularity of cricket

first_imgIn the 1970’s, the game of Cricket occupied a sacred place in the Jamaican public psyche, producing players which the populace regarded as heroes. Faced with the declining popularity of the sport in recent years, the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) has outlined an ambitious strategy to recapture the public imagination, while increasing spectator support for local cricket. “It’s really about unearthing inspiring stories that will get people interested, stories from the cricketing fraternity. Sharing what the next generation looks like, the up-and-coming strong bowlers and batsmen, while pushing gender equality within the sport, so that more people can come along for the journey”, Garth Williams, Communications and Marketing Manager of the JCA told The Gleaner. This underpins a three-pronged approach to increase the public’s engagement with local cricket, which includes tying cricket to other social events, community-based promotions, and a digital marketing campaign. MORE PUBLIC INTEREST Williams believes the opening of traditional cricketing facilities to commercial interests could generate more public interest in the sport, which can translate to greater popularity and spectator turnout for local games. “We are considering commercialising Sabina Park in general, the inn, the lounge, the hosting of various entertainment events and sporting activities. It would be nice to come to Sabina Park and enjoy a great dining experience. We want to attract more people to the space. Once we increase the popularity of the venue, we believe it will catapult the popularity of the sport”, he said. The JCA anticipates the Sabina Inn, a three-star accommodations facility, as well as the lounge will be fully operational by December 2019. Williams added that the board was considering the introduction of other cricketing venues to lighter forms of commercial activity, with a stronger focus on community engagement, citing the Social Development Commission’s island-wide competition as a possible model they may emulate. “The SDC’s island-wide competition has been pulling out a lot of people, so we have to learn from those types of examples. We will be looking at ways for our sponsors to engage with the surrounding communities to increase turnout”, he mentioned. Williams noted that while globally, supporters’ interest was generally skewed toward the T20 format of the game, the JCA has no intentions of lessening its focus on the 50-over or two-day versions. “We will not highlight one at the other’s expense because of the limited attention span of our audience. We are looking to provide entertainment straight across the board. Some will be interested in tests, others will not”, he added. Maurice Silveralast_img read more