Education and Awareness

Breast Cancer Ireland seeks to promote good breast health amongst women of all ages across Ireland. With a carefully developed, free of charge programme, we provide education to transition year students, teachers, companies, sporting and community groups nationally.

The Breast Health and Education Awareness Programme aims to educate women of all ages about the importance of good breast health. Should an abnormality occur, it will be identified early and the treatment outcome will be a lot more positive.

How does it work? This complimentary service consists of a visit from a Breast Cancer Ireland Outreach Coordinator who will demonstrate, with a medical mannequin, how to perform a self-breast examination, and the 8 signs and symptoms to look out for.

Summer ’22 Report

In the current Academic Year, despite the challenges of the pandemic, our team has presented, in-person and in compliance with all Covid protocols, to over 15,000 (15,675) students, 2,505 INTO teachers and almost 5,000 (4,372) employees and members of various community groups.

Once it was safe to do so, we were back on the road visiting schools and organisations, presenting in-person and sharing our messages of good breast health.

Breast Cancer Ireland is here for everyone, and so we were proud, this term, to bring the outreach programme to minority ethnic groups such as the Traveller and Roma communities as well as Women’s Sheds and to those with intellectual and physical disabilities. We plan on a further extension of the programme, in the autumn,  with the aim of reaching as many people as we can across the community.

To learn more about our coordinators in your area, please click


To book a presentation please contact

The Breast Health and Education Awareness Programme is brought to you by Cornmarket Group Financial Services, INTO and UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre. 


8 Signs of breast cancer