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Support Groups

Support Groups

  • Registration is required for all groups and is ongoing – please contact Jennifer at Jennifer.Finestone@muhc.mcgill.ca or call 514-934-1934 x.35297 for more information or to register
  • All programs are free and parking is provided
  • Groups are bilingual, meaning participants may speak in the language of choice (French or English), but we ask that participants be able to understand the other language as translating all dialogue is impossible
  • Some groups are weekly (usually for 8 – 10 weeks), while others occur over one full day
  • New groups start throughout the year

 

Coping Skills for Patients / Caregivers   

An interactive workshop on coping skills offered separately for cancer patients and caregivers (families and friends).  The sessions focus on strategies to help better manage the emotional, physical and interpersonal stress of living with cancer.  It is an opportunity to share stories, learn strategies and gain social support.

Post-Treatment

This group is for people in who have completed active treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery).  Common themes include adjusting to life changes, addressing concerns about identity and self-esteem, and managing overwhelming emotions and fear of recurrence.

Young Adults

This support group is for those between the ages of 18 and 39. This group addresses the needs and issues specific to living with cancer as a young adult.  Common themes include isolation, managing overwhelming emotions such as anxiety and fear, and redefining identity post-diagnosis.

Bereavement          

A support group for those who have lost a loved one to cancer.  Common themes include understanding the process of grief, and exploring overwhelming or confusing emotions and changes in self-identity, and challenges engaging in everyday life.

Connecting through art expression for women living with cancer

A group for women to join others in using art and creativity to play, discover their creativity, and learn new skills and/or as a space to explore their experiences living with cancer more deeply.

 Art Therapy for Young Adults Living with Advanced Cancer

This is an ongoing specialized art therapy group for all young adults (18 – 39) living with advanced cancer that meets biweekly.  Contact the number above or Kate Laux at artcanheal@gmail.com.