Group support

Our group support meetings, led by a professional counsellor, give individuals an opportunity to share their experiences with each other.

Some groups, such as the Bereavement Group or the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer Patients (MBCT-ca), have a specific focus. Other gatherings, such as the Open House, are for all survivors of various cancers.

Bereavement Groups are made up of a small number of people who have recently lost a loved one. They meet once a week for 8 weeks with an ESCA counsellor who leads them in finding their own way through their sadness.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer Patients (MBCT-ca) is another eight-week programme that uses yoga, breath and body awareness to help participants find an inner calm.

Bosom Pals is a group of breast cancer survivors who meet monthly. In a confidential and understanding environment, they respond to questions and concerns by sharing personal experiences.

Testimonial

  • “Mindfulness is now a part of my everyday life.”

  • “[The groups] made me feel less alone and able to talk.”

  • “It's teaching me to be a better friend to myself.”

  • “...giving me the confidence that I will get through this.”