Indira care Service

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Counselling Support (CS)

A separate team of volunteer counsellors support several programs run by ICT including the wig donation program, financial aid and educational aid program. Individual counselling is also given to patients on request. Periodic training sessions are conducted for this team of counselors by Mr Nivendra Uduman & Ms Ardlay Mohamed.

“I am Harshani Kamalarathna, a volunteer Counsellor of Indira Cancer Trust since February 2018. This opportunity to work as a volunteer counsellor of financial and educational aid programs of this Trust, dedicated to enhance the wellbeing of cancer patients which is a very heart touching experience I have ever had in my life. By understanding psychological state of patients and their close ones, I have chances to listen to them and hold their hands when they need it. After they open up themselves, there will be smiles on their faces always. The smiles of them bring a lot of happiness to my life which realized how this program encourage them to identify their strengths and skills in order to uplift their well-being. ICT enhances psychological and social wellbeing through empathy towards those in need and guide them to find the positive paths of lives with our support. I am very proud to a part of Indira Cancer Trust family. Because this is the place I realised that “There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life” (Mary Rose Mcgeady)”
– Harshani Kamalarathna
“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude, of those who have lighted the flame within us. The spirit of Indira cancer Trust is truly amazing.. They are a team of happy, kind, generous and energetic people, who make others happy In many Incredible ways ! I feel blessed & love to work as part of this team”
– Devika Bodhinayake
“I am Dr. Sudarshani Wasalathanthri. I have been involved in the financial aid counselling program of ICT since March 2018. During these sessions I have been able to counsel patients, explore their inner talents and encourage them to start on a livelihood program which will make them financially independent. Also I make it a point to use my counselling sessions to train my patients to look at the positive side of life in every circumstance they face. I consider myself fortunate for joining hands with ICT to support these patients who are in need of our love and support.”
– Dr. Sudarshani Wasalathanthri