Living with CancerFree
About this course
An eight-week support group for individuals who are living with a cancer diagnosis. This group welcomes individuals who have been newly diagnosed or who are up to 18 months post-treatment. The group offers a space to discuss dealing with the impact of cancer on your relationships, emotions, and side effects from treatment and decrease stress while talking to others who are facing similar circumstances
Fall 2023: Friday, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24, 3:00-4:30 pm – This group is full
Winter 2024: Friday, January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 1, 8, 3:00-4:30 pm.
Spring 2024: Friday, April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 31, June 7, 3:00-4:30 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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