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.
Open House, held on Friday mornings, is for survivors of all types of cancers.
“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.”