1. help a cancer patient feel spiritually safe and relaxed,
Cancer makes people unite. Join in and we will make the journey together.
The cancer diagnosis can cause a variety of emotions and feelings: anxiety, fear, uncertainty, anger, and so on. At times, even relatives and friends may not understand what it means to have cancer. This can lead a cancer patient to feel lonely and misunderstood.
Psycho-social support groups give the opportunity to share own experiences with other people who have cancer or survived it. This may help reduce the stress and offer a new perception of the situation the cancer patients are in. The support group members can share and discuss their feelings and emotions that are difficult to tell even to friends and/or family, thus finding comfort and relief through talking. Being part of such a support group often gives cancer patients a sense of being understood and supported by the fraternity.
Psycho-social support groups:
A similar support group is periodically arranged for caregivers of cancer patients.
Psycho-social support to cancer patients is also offered online through “Let’s talk about cancer” private group in Facebook (a closed group for cancer patients only, moderated by a psycho-oncologist, cancer survivor/patient advocate, and oncologist; member approval is upon invitation or request submission).
Support groups are jointly arranged by the Armenian Psycho-Oncology Association and HENARAN foundation.
Participation in the psycho-social support groups is FREE.
For more information on psycho-social support and regularly scheduled group meetings please follow HENARAN Foundation’s Facebook page.
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