About this group
Research shows the person you’re supporting benefits most when you are healthy and your life is balanced. With this in mind, supporters are encouraged to take time and care tending to their own health and spirit.
When someone we care about is diagnosed with cancer, we tend to focus our attention on their condition. We may feel sad, fearful or angry, all stemming from concern and uncertainty. As supporters, we may feel alone in our emotions, and discount our experience as relatively not important. Yet acknowledging the changes created in our lives and our relationships will better equip us in providing meaningful support.
One of the best ways to gain support as a supporter is to talk to others who share similar experiences. Open communication in a safe environment can help supporters feel stronger, more involved, and in more control of any challenges they may be facing. In this way, supporters can share resources and tips they’ve learned along the way.