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Support Programs

Ensuring you receive information and support before, during treatment and beyond
Counselling & Info

Patient & family counselling services 

We have professionally trained counsellors who specialize in cancer care and provide individual, couple and family counselling services. They also lead support groups. Services are available to patients, families, caregivers and friends, before, during and after treatment. This can include discussion and planning regarding palliative and end-of-life concerns. To book an appointment call 604-930-4000.

Vocational rehabilitation 

We offer resource referral, information, advocacy assistance and counselling related to rehabilitation issues for patients and family members. Please call 604-930-4000 to book an appointment. Note that these appointments will be held at BC Cancer – Vancouver - you may also call them directly to book an appointment at 604-877-6000 ext. 672194.

Online support for children and teens 

Cancerinmyfamily is a website especially made for kids ages 6-12. They will be ‎taken on a journey to understand how cancer is affecting them.

Facts4teens is a website for teens to help in understanding the facts and feelings related to having cancer.

Group programs

Programs offered at BC Cancer – Surrey

Stress Management Program 

This 4-session (1 session per week) program is educational focused to help you learn techniques to enhance your ability to manage stress. Pre-registration required - please call Patient & Family Counselling at 604-930-4000 to register.

The Children's Group 

The group is offered approximately 3 times a year - alternating between BC Cancer – Surrey and BC Cancer – Abbotsford. Registration is required one week before each session, please call 604-930-4000.

Look Good Feel Better Program

Led by trained volunteers every month on the second Monday from 9:30am to 11:30am and on the fourth Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30pm.  Registration required, please call 604-930-4000.

Online support groups 

Cancer Chat Canada has groups for patients and family members call toll-free 1-844-725-2476.

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