How will Support Group Programs Help?
You may experience potential challenges at various stages of your patient experience, such as forgetfulness, shortness of breath, stress and wondering how to get your life back on track. We offer various support group programs to help you address these challenges, as well as a bereavement program to assist those who have lost a loved one.
Held Throughout the Year
The following support group programs are run at different times throughout the year and several usually start in April, September and January. Each program includes one to ten scheduled sessions.
Brain Fog –
An eight-session support group program to help you deal with changes in your memory, managing tasks and improve your well-being during or after your treatments.
Pathways to Wellness –
A six-session support group program to help you prepare for life after you finish your treatments.
Growing Through Grief –
A grief support group program to help you or caregivers who have suffered the loss of a loved one.
As part of Canada’s “Look Good Feel Better” charity program, this one-session workshop gives you strategies and tips to help you manage changes in your appearance during or after you finish your treatments.
Take a Breather –
A support group program that gives you practical skills for coping with shortness of breath during or after you finish your treatments.
The following 10-session support group programs teach you mindfulness meditation and other coping skills, at two progressive levels:
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – A pre, during or post-treatment support group that teaches mindfulness meditation and other coping skills
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy – A pre, during or post-treatment support group that helps MBSR program graduates overcome negative thinking. (Prerequisite: MBSR)
How to Get Referred to a Group Support Program
To learn more about these group support programs or register for one, speak with a member of your care team or call 905-895-5800, then follow the prompts to reach Jennifer Walker.