Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Support and Resources

Dealing with prostate cancer and COVID-19 may be especially difficult for you and your family. And if you're feeling stressed or worried during these times, you're not alone.

To support you, we’ve gathered trusted resources that you may find useful. We’ve included guidance for cancer support, as well as looking after your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.

Please continue to follow any specific advice recommended by your healthcare team during this time.

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Prostate Cancer
and COVID-19

To discuss concerns about PSA tests, delayed treatment or managing your condition:

Call the Cancer Nurseline on 1800 200 700

(Monday to Friday)

Connect with the prostate cancer community for support and shared experiences
Information for cancer patients and their families/carers
Advice for people undergoing cancer treatment or have had cancer

Communication
and Relationships

Self-isolation, physical distancing and other concerns during this time can place relationships under pressure. Finding ways to have better conversations and stay connected can help.

Speak to an experienced counsellor at ACCORD for relationship support

(local call cost, 9am - 8pm Monday to Friday)

Access the Family Relationship Advice Line

Mental
Wellbeing Support

For help in all emergencies, including self-harm, harm to others or concern about someone's life being in immediate danger, call emergency services on 999.
For support to deal with feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts, call the Samaritans

Call 116 123

(24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Call Pieta on 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444

Email Pieta at Mary@pieta.ie with your name and contact details for someone to get back to you.

(8am - 8pm Monday to Friday)

Managing mental wellbeing and tips for coping during COVID-19

Visit the Pieta website

Mental health support during the coronavirus outbreak

Visit t
he Samaritans

Ask, Listen, Encourage action & Check in (ALEC)

Reach out to family or friends who might be doing it tough using these 4 steps

Maintaining a
Healthy Lifestyle

Exercising and maintaining a healthy diet might be particularly challenging right now. Here are tips on eating well and staying active, as best you can.

Guidelines and resources for healthy eating
Keeping active as you get older
Getting active - how much per day?

Health Service Executive

Irish version

English version

Nutrition and older adults

Healthy eating food pyramid

(Health Service Executive)

Irish version

English version

Explore articles on diet and exercise

General COVID-19
Information

If you have concerns about coronavirus or are facing difficulties, contact ALONE

Call 0818 22 20 24

(8am - 8pm, Monday to Friday)

Information and advice for everyone
Latest updates on COVID-19
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