Group support

Our group support meetings 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 and are led by our professional counsellors. Other gatherings, such as our Bosom Pals Coffee Mornings and Lausanne Support Group, are for all survivors of various cancers and facilitated by trained peer supporters.

Bereavement Groups are made up of a small number of people who have recently lost a loved one. They meet once a week for eight weeks with an ESCA CS 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.

Lausanne Support Group is for anyone who has had a cancer diagnosis, or helped look after someone who has. Join them for a coffee and a chat. All are welcome!

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.”