Teen Talk: Grief & Cancer- Fall Session
Teen Talk: Grief & Cancer is an 8-week support group for teens whose lives have been impacted by cancer. The program has been adapted to connect teens virtually to support one another and develop coping strategies. Providing a supportive environment the group helps youth find their own unique voice and develop positive peer relationships. This program is designed for teens ages 13 – 18 whose friends and family members have died from cancer.
Fall 2023: Tuesday, October 3- November 21, 7:00-8:30 pm (Registration for this session closes on September 11, 2023)
Winter 2024: Tuesday, January 16 – March 5, 7:00-8:30 pm
Spring 2024: Tuesday, April 16- June 4, 7:00-8:30 pm
Facilitator: Shaindy Alexander (she/her), BA, CCLS, MSc has been a facilitator at GCGT since 2021. As a certified child life specialist Shaindy is passionate about supporting families through serious illness, death, dying and grief. She is a strong advocate for including and supporting youth.
Please note Teen Talk is a virtual support group that requires a meeting with Program staff prior to your first attendance.
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.
The following is required to participate:
- Computer, phone or tablet with a camera
- Internet connection
- A private room without distraction