Facing a non-curative illness can be daunting and challenging. It is not uncommon for people to experience a range of feelings and thoughts in response to their situation. Sometimes feelings and responses can become compounded when people experience them in isolation.
Our patient support groups meet on a fortnightly basis and form an opportunity for patients to meet with others facing similar circumstances. These groups are lead by trained volunteer facilitators, under the supervision of our counselling team.
Our Patient support groups are held in an atmosphere of care, and confidentiality. The group offers a safe place where members are free to talk openly where their experiences and opinions will be valued and respected. There is no pressure on group members to speak or share when this does not feel comfortable.
The patient support group offers members an opportunity to learn/experience relaxation through meditation sessions. Attending this part of the program is optional.
Light refreshments are provided during the course of the morning.