The upcoming support groups for October from the Leukaemia Foundation are discussing loneliness.
‘Loneliness is not about a lack of people around you nor about solitude and peace of being comfortable with yourself. Loneliness can be described as the feeling of not being seen, heard, understood or valued. A blood cancer / disorder diagnosis can amplify these feelings. The physical and mental health effects of loneliness are significant. In this support group, we will discuss the impact of loneliness on your quality of life and discuss strategies to help feel connected and supported.’
These groups are interactive in nature & your participation is highly valued. The Leukaemia Foundation encourages cameras to be turned on for the support group to create a warm and safe environment for all participants.
Group sizes are limited so registration is essential.
Upcoming groups are as follows:
|25 October||1.00-2.30pm||Loneliness||Blood cancer patients|
Please note that times given are in Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time. (NSW / VIC / ACT / TAS)
For QLD / NT / SA / WA, please check your time zone for correct start time
Things you need to know to participate:
- You must be 18 years or older and have a blood cancer diagnosis or be the carer or support person of someone with that diagnosis.
- Support groups close 15 minutes after start time. If you arrive after this, you’ll be unable to join.
- We ask you abide by the principles of privacy, confidentiality and respect.
- If you don’t receive a confirmation email of your registration, please check your junk or spam folders.
- If you have trouble joining the meeting, this instructional video may help – Joining a Zoom meeting.