“My soul was pulled out and exposed. The Mindfulness (Group Support Program) makes you focus on you. It allows you to get back to the true essence of who you are and gives you strategies to move forward.” – Josie, Former Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake patient
What You’re Going Through…
At the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre (SRCC) at Southlake, we know a cancer diagnosis may affect many aspects of your life: physical, financial, emotional, occupational, and spiritual. If you have been diagnosed, remember that you are a person who happens to have cancer. Cancer is not who you are and it does not define who you will be. It is normal to feel scared, anxious or unsettled when diagnosed with cancer.
You might find that you are worried about your emotional well-being, or you may have worries about finances or transportation.
What You Might Need…
That’s why it’s as important for you and your family to receive emotional, social and spiritual guidance, as well as your radiation or other treatments. At the SRCC at Southlake, we’re here to help.
Psychosocial Oncology & Palliative Care
Psychosocial oncology is a whole-person approach to cancer care. Our Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Program team has specialized training and expertise in oncology and palliative care.
Your Team for Supportive Care
Depending on your needs, your team may include a combination of: registered dietitians, a medical psychotherapist, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, palliative care physicians, physiotherapists, psychiatrists, social workers and spiritual care chaplains.
Clinics and Support Group Programs
We offer you a range of clinics and support group programs to improve your quality of life throughout your treatment and beyond. Clinics are held on level one (1) and most support group programs are held in our auditorium on the lobby level of the SRCC at Southlake.
To hear about the SRCC at Southlake’s supportive care clinics and programs that can help you, watch the less than two-minute video below. (If you are viewing this site on a smartphone, go to this page for the video.)
To learn more about a specific clinic or our support group programs, scroll down to Learn More at the bottom of this page. Below it, you will find images linked to sections about each and how to get referred.
Social Workers and Spiritual Care Chaplains
You may also need support with the practical challenges of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment, as well as emotional concerns. Our social workers can help on a one-on-one basis, as well as through involvement in our clinics and support group programs.
We also have spiritual care chaplains who can help you draw strength from your belief system or religious faith, as you go through your cancer experience.
If you would like to meet with a social worker or a spiritual care chaplain during or after your treatment ends, speak with a member of your care team for a referral.
Palliative care is a team approach to care that is appropriate for a patient and/or family member living with a life-limiting illness or needing end-of-life care.
To learn more about our palliative care program, click/tap this button:
Select and click/tap the images displayed below to learn more about each of our supportive care clinics and our group support programs: