Support groups are the core of our program. Facilitated by licensed mental health professionals, the groups provide an opportunity for participants to meet with others and share first hand experiences. Even though many people receive support from friends and family, it can be very beneficial to receive support from those going through similar experiences. Some research shows that joining a support group improves quality of life.*
At Gilda’s Club, we offer a range of support groups to meet specific needs of our community, including individuals who are:
- diagnosed with cancer
- caring for someone who has cancer (friends and family)
Networking groups are monthly specialized groups which provide an opportunity for members to connect with one another about similar cancer-related issues or experiences. Examples of Networking groups include those defined by types of cancer, specific age groups (Young Adults), or phase of the cancer experience (Post-Treatment).
*From the National Institute of Health