Support Groups

Our program STRONGLY endorses and encourages patients and survivors to reach out to their LOCAL prostate cancer support group.

Support groups provide an opportunity for individuals, and their support people or partners, to share their personal experiences and to receive emotional support from others in the group. Many groups also offer educational opportunities by inviting guest speakers to their monthly meetings, including healthcare professionals, counsellors, researchers, and other experts, to speak on topics related to prostate cancer treatment, research, improving quality of life pre- and post-treatment, and coping.

Being part of a support group offers many benefits to the individuals who get involved. For some, support groups fill the gap between medical care and the need for expanded emotional support. For others, support groups are a safe place to receive practical feedback on their treatment options. But most importantly, support groups are a powerful way to learn through collective experience and gain a sense of empowerment over living with prostate cancer.

The Halifax Prostate Cancer Support Group. Contact by email either Alex Handyside (alexhandyside@gmail.com), Richard Macfarlane, (m.macfarlane@eastlink.ca; 902 457-0644) or call Ross Macdonald at 1-902-445-2711 to find out about when and where the group meets monthly. At this moment the group meets as follows: the 3rd Thursday or each month, at 1 PM at Grace Chapel, located on 255 Ross Street, Halifax, NS (website: https://www.facebook.com/ProstateSupportHalifax). They are meeting in-person and on Zoom. Phone or email for the Zoom link will be provided by the organizers, or you can just show up at the location listed above. Partners are also welcome to attend.

Prostate Cancer Support Canada is a network of prostate cancer support groups across Canada dedicated to ensuring that men and their families affected by prostate cancer can easily get in touch with a support group or support person – no matter where they live. 

Their support groups bring together people who are going through, or have already gone through, the experience of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, navigating the many treatment options, and managing the different chronic side effects that may accompany treatment.

For more information or to attend a support group – online or in person – visit http://prostatecancersupport.ca/ or emailsupport@prostatecancersupport.ca. All are welcome.

The Prostate Cancer Support Canada website provides a list of support groups by province: http://prostatecancersupport.ca/ 

New initiative under PCSC: Butts in Motion:

– free online yoga classes are available every Tuesday at 3:00 pm PT/6:00 pm ET!

– free online fitness classes are available every Monday and Thursday at 4:30 PT/7:30 ET!

All patients and their partners or support people are welcome.

Click here to get signed up, or scroll down to join at the March Coast to Coast meeting to learn more about Butts in Motion from Butts in a Boat Vancouver leader, Vince Schiralli!
Check out Butts in Motion

The Canadian Cancer Society provides a “Community Services Locator” page on their web site that allows you to search by postal code for a support group near you (click here)

The Canadian Cancer Society provides a “Community Services Locatorpage on their web site that allows you to search by postal code for a support group near you:

Together we are stronger!

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