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Support groups

 

What Are they?

Support groups at Cancer Wellness House provide opportunities for cancer survivors and their family members, friends or caregivers to come together and provide support to one another. Groups help to create a safe and supportive environment for individuals to talk through feelings, to share experiences, challenges and frustrations, and to give and receive advice on managing various cancer-related issues.

These experiences can help people with cancer—and others who are affected by it—to feel more hopeful. Joining a group can may help to improve quality of life and survival by learning how to deal with practical problems and how to better cope with the side effects of cancer treatment.

Support groups at Cancer Wellness House include:

Survivor Support Group

Survivor Support Group is for survivors of any stage of their cancer journey.

This group is held Wednesday nights at 5:30 PM

Bereavement Support Group

This group is for anyone dealing with the bereavement of a loved one. Anyone who is experiencing any kind of loss is welcome to join the group to receive support.

This group is held 2nd and 4th Monday at 5:30 PM

Young adult Support Group

           This group is for those that are between 18-35 in age and at any stage of their cancer journey. 

         This group is held the last Thursday of every month at 5:30 PM

Womens' Support group

               This group is open to women at any stage of their cancer journey. 

               This group is held the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 5:30 PM

Caregiver Support Group

This group is open to caregivers of survivors who are struggling to cope with diagnosis and the changes that cancer has made in their own lives.

This group will be held Wednesdays at 5:30 PM  - if you plan on coming please let us know a day in advance. 

 

What does the research say?

Research shows evidence that support groups can help lessen feelings of depression and anxiety in people with cancer. Many people feel that support groups provide a unique sense of community and acceptance, especially in contrast to feelings of isolation and lack of information that many experience without social support.  

how can i schedule an appointment?

Appointments are not required to attend support groups. Please check the calendar for current schedules or to see any updates, cancellations, etc. All groups meet in House #59 (the South House).

Where can I find more information?

National Cancer Institute

How can i help?

In order to provide services to as many of our clients as possible, we are always looking for additional volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to make a difference in the life of a cancer survivor, please call us at (801) 236-2294 or email at admin@cancer-wellness.org.