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Support Programs

Get the information and support you need before treatment, during treatment and beyond.

Art Therapy

Artistic creation can foster a safe space in which to explore and reduce the negative emotion and psychological effects of anxiety, depression, grief and loneliness. No previous experience needed. For more information, call 250-712-3963. 

Cancer: Thriving & Surviving

Cancer: Thriving & Surviving is a Self-Management program designed for people who are undergoing treatment or have completed treatment. Classes are highly participatory, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. To find an upcoming program, visit the Self-Management BC website or see the program poster

Exercise and Fitness

Join this safe and social class geared for those who are going through or who have just completed cancer treatment. The class includes cardio, strengthening, stretching, and balancing exercises in a supervised environment with a registered kinesiologist. All levels are welcome. For more information, see the program poster. To register, call 250-712-3963.

Laughter for the Health of It (Laughter Yoga)

Laughter yoga uses gentle stretching, therapeutic laughter, deep breathing, laughter meditation, and guided visualization to promote an overall sense of well-being. For more information, see the program poster or call 250-712-3963.

Look Good Feel Better

Run by trained volunteers, the Look Good Feel Better program offers sessions regularly. For more information and to register, call toll-free 1-800-914-5665email or visit the Look Good Feel Better website.

Managing Life with Cancer (Interactive Education Sessions)

Managing Life with Cancer consists of four interactive education sessions; "Dealing with the Emotional Experience of Cancer", "Eating Well and Being Active", "Reimagining Life Beyond Cancer" and "Brain Strength and Sleep Strategies". For more informaiton, see the program poster or call 250-712-3963

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Learn how to use mindfulness practices to reduce stress, improve mood and become an active participant in improving your health and well-being. The next session occurs in Spring 2019. For more information, call 250-712-3963

Online Cancer Chat Group

Cancer Chat Canada offers online groups to patients and their family members. To register, call toll-free 1-844-725-2476.

Online Support for Children and Teens

Cancer in my Family is a website made specifically for children ages 6-12. They will be ‎taken on a journey to understand how cancer is affecting them.

Facts 4 Teens offers web resources for teens to help in understanding the facts and feelings related to having cancer.

Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program

A comprehensive survivorship program for prostate cancer patients, their partners, and family, this program consists of modules primarily intended to provide education and information. For more information, call 250-712-3900 ext. 686522 or send an email.

Relaxation Group

Relaxation techniques can help counteract the effects of stress. This weekly group is drop in (no registration required), open to patients, their family members and support persons. Join us on Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, in the Okanagan Room on the 2nd floor. Wear something comfortable. For more information, see the program poster or call 250-712-3963.

Vocational Rehabilitation

We offer resource referral, information, advocacy assistance and counselling related to rehabilitation issues for patients and family members. For assessment or information about return to work programs, call 250-712-3963 or toll-free (within BC) 1-888-563-7773 ext. 683963

To learn more about coping with cancer, click here. For more information on free support groups, download this handout.

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