About this course
An eight-week group for individuals who have had a family member or friend die of cancer. This therapeutic group encourages participants to explore and share their experiences and feelings around their grief. Areas of grief that may be discussed may include guilt/anger, relationships, triggers, and self-care with others who are facing similar circumstances.
Fall 2023: Thursday, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23 7:00-8:30 pm – This group is full
Winter 2024: Thursday, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March 7, 7:00-8:30 pm.
Spring 2024: Thursday, April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June 6, 7:00-8:30 pm.
How to prepare
All virtual support groups require intake and a Zoom meeting with Gilda’s Toronto program staff prior to your first attendance.
Our support groups are being offered virtually at this time. The following is required to participate:
- Computer, phone or tablet with a camera
- Internet connection
- A private room without distraction
Gilda’s Toronto offers 8-week support groups three times a year. Our support groups are run by mental health professionals who have a strong understanding of the unique needs of individuals who have been impacted by cancer.
Support groups are not operated on a drop-in basis. We encourage commitment to the entire 8-week. A commitment to the group helps to build community and allows for topics and conversations to be built on week by week.
How do I attend?
If you would like to attend a support group an intake and new member meeting is required. You can start the process by filling out a membership inquiry form.
A Gilda’s Toronto Program staff member will call you to complete an intake and schedule a new member meeting with you.
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