Support Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Undertaking any form of Fertility treatment can be a daunting process with many people reporting that they feel alone. Here are some resources that you may find useful.

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Beacon CARE Buddy Support Program-What Is It?

The Beacon CARE Buddy Support Program is a “Peer to Peer” support system, developed and facilitated by Kelly Da Silva, CARE’s Support Coordinator.

We will carefully match you with a suitable patient, either here, or in one of our sister clinics in the UK, who is also going through a similar process to you.


What Are The Benefits:

  • The opportunity to receive support and comfort that you are not alone in the journey you are undertaking.
  • A chance to offer your own invaluable support to others based on your own experiences.
  • A safe space in which to alleviate any potential anxieties and worries by sharing your story and hearing other patients’ fertility experiences.

Who Can Be Involved?:

Beacon CARE Buddy is for any patient going through the fertility and/or egg freezing processes, regardless of their personal circumstances, relationship status, or stage in the fertility journey.


Is There A Charge For This Service?:

No, there is no charge for this service.


How Do I Register To Opt In?:

To become a Beacon CARE Buddy, or to find out more, simply register your interest by emailing our Support Coordinator at: kelly.dasilva@carefertility.com

Click HERE if you would like to read our blog post about the program.

 

I Would Like To Attend A Fertility Counsellor. Do You Have Any Contact Information?
Our external Fertility Counsellors are available to patients who feel they would like to access support counseling before, during or after treatment.

Contact Details are below and payment is made directly to the Counsellor on the day of your appointment:

Margaret Dunne:

Website: www.MDunneCounsellor.com

Email: MargaretDunneCounsellor@gmail.com

Tel: 087-938-6166

Ann Bracken:

Websitewww.annbrackentherapy.com

Email: appointments@annbrackentherapy.com

Tel: 085-741-4866

Do You Have Online Support Meetings?

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Yes we do. They are hosted by our Support Co-ordinator, Kelly DaSilva for patients of Beacon CARE Fertility, and our CARE Fertility sister clinics in the UK.

Keep an eye on this page for more upcoming dates.

The next meetings are as follows:

Wednesday May 5th at 7pm

Monday May 24th at 7pm  (Male Focus Online Support)

Wednesday June 2nd at 7pm

Monday July 26th at 7pm (Male Focus Online Support)

During the meetings, feel free to join in as much or as little as you would like.

You may like to ask questions and chat with others in a similar position as yourself, or you might just want to listen.

If you have questions, or would like to reserve your spot, please email Kelly directly at kelly.dasilva@carefertility.com for more details and a link to the meeting.

To keep up-to-date with all our Online Support dates, please follow us on Instagram or Facebook.

 

Any Other Support Resources You Would Recommend?
National Infertility Support & Information Group (NISIG) – An Irish organisation that provides help and support to couples and individuals on their fertility journey.
If you have a question that is not covered in our FAQs, or if you need more information, please feel free to get in touch with the team. We will be happy to help you.