Support is available through one-on-one conversations with specially-trained Peer Support Volunteers.
Peer Support Volunteers are cancer survivors and caregivers of cancer patients who have lived a cancer experience. They are available to provide emotional and coping support to individuals who are in similar situations. You are invited to share your cancer story, your circumstances and to express any concerns you may have. Peer support volunteers also provide assistance to help you navigate the program options available to you after considering your current needs, interests and time. Over time, as your needs change, the peer support volunteers will remain periodically in contact to ensure you continue to receiving the care needed.
Also available is specialized peer support for those experiencing myeloma, pancreatic cancer or bladder cancer.
Peer Support is available in-person and by telephone. For those who drop into Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House between 10 a.m and 4 p.m. weekdays, a Peer Support Volunteer will greet you upon arrival. Otherwise, to book your appointment for a Peer Support Volunteer send an email to the centre manager at Barb@wellspring.ca.