We are here to support men and women affected by cancer at every stage of their journey. We also assist and support the families and supporters of those living with cancer or any family member bereaved by cancer.
Our staff will offer our clients every form of support that is possible.
CHARIS Integrated Cancer Care works in conjunction with clinical treatments for cancer and our comfortable treatment rooms are purpose-designed for the delivery of complementary therapies by trained practitioners free of charge.
A Beautiful Natural Setting
We are located at Lough Fea in the foothills of the Sperrins. The scenery and surroundings offers all our clients a calm and serene environment to reflect, relax and immerse themselves in our therapies and our support.
I may have Cancer but Cancer does not have me!
After my diagnosis in June 2011, I had major surgery on my bowel and liver and was advised recovery would take a long time. I was in intensive care for one day and remained in hospital for only one week. My motto is ‘I may have cancer but cancer does not have me!’
KAREN BURNETT, BALLYMENA
As someone who has been supported by the comforting attentions of Charis Cancer Care, I feel overwhelmed by the selfless generosity of the individuals and groups who give to Charis so freely for the benefit of others who they will probably never know. I’m sure I’ll reflect the opinion of myself and many others in saying thank you to each and everyone involved. No act of kindness is ever wasted!
A very peaceful and caring place, they were so kind to me last year when I was ill and so scared!
Wonderful staff who care so much for everyone saved my life. Thank you all
Dearest Imelda, Bernie, Teresa, Jackie and all the staff, how can I ever begin to thankyou for all you have done for me. Being diagnosed with cancer was devastating and I thought my life was finshed but after my treatment I was introduced to Charis. Never could I have imagined such love kindness and compassion. You have changed my life completely and I can honestly say only for the cancer I would never have found such a special place full of Angels. (I am glad I had cancer).
Family isn’t always about blood, it can be about those that want you and are there for you when you need help and support. I joined the Charis family back in July, there is a comforting, helping hand when I need it. The experience has been providential and continues to be an inspiration to me: I thank the day I visited these wonderful people at Charis Cancer Care
In my experience Charis is an “oasis of peace” from the initial drive up to the Centre, the beauty of the outdoor environment, the indoor entrance, the welcoming ambience, the reception and the overall ethos which permeates throughout the entire establishment. The freshness of atmosphere, cleanliness and floral displays add to the tone of the surroundings.
I would like to thank everyone at Charis for all they have done for Jennifer and for me. Your expertise, understanding, support, advice and guidance has been so beneficial.
Having been diagnosed with cancer in early July and then a second cancer in early September I was really struggling. Thankfully someone pointed me in the direction of Charis and I can honestly say they may well have saved my life.
Charis is one of the very few places where I can relax and “lay my burdens down”. It is as if all anxiety, worry and fear are left outside and the creative spirit in Charis is able to re-create a new person. A person who can live unfettered and free, setting cancer aside for a while.
I would encourage people with a diagnosis of cancer to avail of the services provided by Charis. The individual is the one afforded 100% attention which keeps the spirit as much as the physical well-being and promotes a positive attitude.
After each Charis appointment, I looked forward to my next one…it was good for me, body and soul! It was easier to sometimes talk to someone who was removed from my personal situation and just let go of all my anxieties.
Charis Centre Director, Imelda McGucken, has been awarded an MBE for services to nursing and palliative care in Northern Ireland,...Read more