PC-PEP is a free 6-month home-based comprehensive health-promotion program for men with a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Eligible men must participate in a research trial measuring their quality of life online at baseline, 6, 12 and 24 months to have access.
Mentors / Prostate Cancer Support Groups are essential to PCPEP!
1. Refer eligible men to PCPEP.org so they can join the program
2. Share their story / photo / email / phone number so men with a diagnosis of prostate cancer can reach out to them for support
Mentors do not offer medical advice but listen and share their own experiences. The Canadian Cancer Society offers a Peer Support Program which includes peer support training for the volunteer cancer survivors.
How to become a Mentor?
We require potential PCPEP Mentors to enroll and complete the full six months of the PCPEP program including calling two co-participants once per week, and joining the monthly videoconferences. Once you’ve done the program contact our Research Coordinator to let us know you’d like to join our team as a Mentor. We plan to ‘meet’ with our mentors by zoom videoconference every three months.
Creating a Web Page of PCPEP Mentors from your Region
Our hope is to create a community of Mentors in every region of Canada (and abroad) linked to the prostate cancer support groups. Each support group can create a webpage (with the help of our research coordinator) displaying the story of each Mentor along with their contact information, or we can create and maintain a page on this website for them. When men are referred to PCPEP we will direct them to the Mentors page in their region.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, or if your prostate cancer support group would like to join the PCPEP team, please contact our research coordinator.
Please contact us / research coordinator here
PEP@nshealth.ca or call 902-473-7727 or fill out the contact form.
Address: Soillse Prostate Cancer Quality of Life Research Lab Room 202, 5 Victoria, VG Site
1276 South Park Street Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9