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Support Groups


Members of the cancer support groups (self-help) identify themselves with similar tumour type or have common goals/direction. Most of these support groups are co-led by a volunteer patient leader and a team of healthcare professionals, such as medical social workers, nurses, and medical physicians. Activities include medical education, health information, and psychosocial support.

Adolescents & Young Adults / Sarcoma Support Group
A support group for adolescent and young adult patients between 18 - 39 years old, patients with sarcoma (regardles of age), and caregivers.

​Date​Time​Topics
​12 Jan 19 (Sat)​10.30 am - 2.00pm​Anniversary Celebration
​​18 May 19 (Sat)​10.30 am - 2.00pm​Juicing and Nutrition
​​20 Jul 19 (Sat)​10.30 am - 2.00pm​Mindfulness and Aromatherapy
​​21 Sept 19 (Sat)​10.30 am - 2.00pm​Baking
​​14 Dec 19 (Sat)​10.30 am - 2.00pm​End of Year Celebration


Art & Wellness (A&W) Support Group
Art & Wellness (A&W) is a support group for cancer patients to come together to enjoy the process of art making. Art is therapeutic and a good medicine for the mind and body, even more so, when cancer patients come together as a community to support one another.

​Date​Time​Topics
​12 Jan 19 (Sat)
​9.00 am - 11.30 am ​Ang Pao Lantern Making
​2 Mar 19 (Sat)
​9.00 am - 11.30 am
Marbling
​13 Apr 19 (Sat)
​9.00 am - 11.30 am ​Alcohol Ink Abstract Painting
​11 May 19 (Sat)
​​9.00 am - 11.30 am ​Wau Bulan (Malay Kites) Making
​15 Jun 19 (Sat)
​​9.00 am - 11.30 am ​Clay Art
​20 Jul 19 (Sat)
​​9.00 am - 11.30 am ​Clay Art
​3 Aug 19 (Sat)
​​9.00 am - 11.30 am ​Mandala Art on Plate
​​14 Sep 19 (Sat) ​​​9.00 am - 11.30 am ​Rangoli Art
12 Oct 19 (Sat)
9.00 am - 11.30 am ​Screen Painting
​9 Nov 19 (Sat)​9.00 am - 11.30 am ​Christmas Lantern Making

At Risk of Cancers (ARC) Support Group
For patients and family members diagnosed with hereditary cancer syndromes

​Date​Time​Topics
2 ​Mar 19 (Sat)
​10.00am – 12.00pm​Management of Colon Cancer for
Patients with Hereditary Colon
Cancer Syndromes
1 Jun 19 (Sat)
​10.00am – 12.00pmBuilding Self-resiliency and
Decision Making Skills
​3 Aug 19 (Sat)

​10.00am – 12.00pm​Nature Resiliency to Overcome Adversities
7 Dec 19 (Sat)

10.00am – 12.00pm

​End of Year Party

Breast Cancer Support Group
A support group for cancer patients diagnosed with stage 0 – 3A breast cancer and their caregivers.

​Date ​​Time ​Topics
​10 Jan 19 (Thur)
​5.30pm – 8.30pm​Life after Breast Cancer
​14 Feb 19 (Thur)
​5.30pm – 8.30pmEat and Live Better
​11 Apr 19 (Thur)
​5.30pm – 8.30pmWhere are You Now in Your
Cancer Journey?
​9 May 19 (Thur)
​5.30pm – 8.30pm​Breast Surgery and
Reconstruction Updates
​11 Jul 19 (Thur)
​5.30pm – 8.30pmAwareness of Breast Prothesis
​8 Aug 19 (Thur)
​5.30pm – 8.30pm​Fear of Recurrence
​12 Sep 19 (Thurs)​5.30pm – 8.30pm​Prevention & Management
of Lymphedema
​12 Oct 19 (Thurs)​8.00am – 12.00pm​Outdoor Nature Event: Walk the Talk
14 Nov 19 (Thurs) 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Coping with Side Effects of
Treatment for Breast Cancer

​7 Dec 19 (Sat) ​TBC​Lunch Makanmania

SGH-NCCS Colorectal Cancer Support Group
A support group for colorectal cancer patients of all stages and their caregivers.

​Date​Time​Topics
​12 Jan 19 (Sat)

​3.30pm – 5.30pm​Mindfulness
​9 Mar 19 (Sat)
​3.30pm – 5.30pm​Colorectal Cancer Awareness Week
13 Apr 19 (Sat) 
3.30pm – 5.30pmNutrition
​11 May 19 (Sat)

​3.30pm – 5.30pmWhat is Palliative Care?
8 Jun 19 (Sat)

​3.30pm – 5.30pm​Continence Week
13 Jul 19 (Sat)

TBC​Outing
14 Sep 19 (Sat)

​3.30 pm - 5.30 pm ​Funeral Preparation
​12 Oct 19 (Sat)

 3.30pm – 5.30pmOstomy Awareness Day
9 Nov 19 (Sat)

 3.30pm – 5.30pm​ Traditional Chinese Medicine
14 Dec 19 (Sat)
3.30 pm - 5.30 pm End of Year Party

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Support Group
A support group for nasopharyngeal cancer patients of all stages and their caregivers. Other types of head and neck cancer patients are welcome to join.

​Date​Time​Topic
​4 Jan 19 (Fri) 

 
​6.30pm – 9.30pm ​Eating to Stay Cancer-free
16 Feb 19 (Sat)
Lunch​Chinese New Year Celebration -
Lohei Party and Lunch
​8 Mar 19 (Fri)
​6.30 pm - 9.30 pm ​Members’ sharing -
My Cancer Journey
​5 Apr 19 (Fri)

​6.30pm – 9.30pm ​Side Effects of Treatment - What to Expect When
​10 May 19 (Fri)
​​6.30pm – 9.30pm ​TCM - Role in Managing Side
Effects
7 Jun 19 (Fri)
​​​6.30pm – 9.30pm ​Maintaining & Improving Muscle
and Joint Health
5 Jul 19 (Fri)
​​​​6.30pm – 9.30pm ​When NPC Strikes Again
​16 Aug 19 (Fri)
​​​​​6.30pm – 9.30pm ​Members’ Sharing - Diet & Nutrition
6 Sep 19 (Fri)
​6.30pm – 9.30pm ​Securing Insurance After
Diagnosis & Treatment
​4 Oct 19 (Fri)
​​6.30pm – 9.30pm Dealing with Speech &
Swallowing Problems
​1 Nov 19 (Fri)​ 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm Members’ Sharing - Emotional &
Mental Well-being

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Support Group- Online!
Visit www.healthexchange.sg. Click on “Forum” tab and locate the group on that page!


Kumpulan Sokongan Sinar Harapan (Malay Support Group)
Kumpulan Sokongan Sinar Harapan bertujuan untuk memberi pengetahuan, sokongan psikologi dan emosi kepada pesakit-pesakit barah Melayu, keluarga dan penjaga mereka, melalui aktiviti perbincangan dan berkongsi pengalaman.

​Date​Time ​Topics
​12 Jan 19 (Sat)
​2.30pm – 4.30pm ​Social Assistance Schemes in
Singapore
16 Feb 19 (Sat)
​​2.30pm – 4.30pm ​Basic Farming, Horticulture
Therapy
​13 Apr 19 (Sat) ​2.30pm – 4.30pm Healthy Cooking
22 Jun 19 (Sat)
​​2.30pm – 4.30pm Hari Raya Celebration
13 Jul 19 (Sat)
​​​2.30pm – 4.30pm Outing
24 Aug 19 (Sat)
​​​​2.30pm – 4.30pm Healthy Lifestyle: Zumba
14 Sep 19 (Sat)
​​​​​2.30pm – 4.30pm My Relationship wtih Cancer
12 Oct 19 (Sat) 
​​​​​​2.30pm – 4.30pm ​Post-Treatment Care
9 Nov 19 (Sat) ​​​​​​​2.30pm – 4.30pm ​ Prevention & Management

The Revival Connection Support Group
A support group for patients with advanced and recurrent cancer and their caregivers.

​Date​Time​Topics
16 Feb 19 (Sat)
​2.00pm – 4.30pm​Chinese New Year Celebration
20 Apr 19 (Sat)
​​2.00pm – 4.30pm​14th TRC Anniversary: Visit to Tan
Chin Tuan Museum
17 Aug 19 (Sat)
​​2.00pm – 4.30pmChinatown Heritage Museum
​19 Oct 19 (Sat)
​​2.00pm – 4.30pmFishing Port & Ben Frozen Foods
​16 Nov 19 (Sat) ​​2.00pm – 4.30pmPulau Ubin Outing

The Revival Connection Support Group Support Group- Online!
Visit www.healthexchange.sg. Click on “Forum” tab and locate the group on that page!

Obstetrics & Gynecology Support Group
A support group for female patients with women cancers (i.e. cancers of the womb, ovary, and cervix).

The group typically meets once every two month, either on a first of last Friday evening from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Please e-mail or call to enquire further.



Year End Party for Cancer Patients and Caregivers


A party for all patients and caregivers to celebrate the closing of the year with good food and fellowship.
8 Dec (Sat) 11.00am – 3.00pm.