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Support Groups

Note: Due to the COVID-19, the National Cancer Centre Singapore will be temporarily suspending all Patient Support Groups and activities, including the upcoming EnReach Retreat 2020 with immediate effect. We will keep you notified once the programmes are resumed.

Cancer support groups available at our centre aim to bring patients and caregivers with similar conditions and situations together, to garner support from one another and learn how to cope better throughout the cancer journey. 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. Support group activities include medical education, health information, and psychosocial support.

Adolescents & Young Adults / Sarcoma Support Group
A support group for patients who are adolescent and young adults (between 18 and 39 years old) and patients with sarcoma (regardless of age) and their caregivers.


Date ​Time ​Topics
​4 Jan 2020 (Sat)​10.30 am - 2.00pm​Nagomi Art
​​28 Mar 2020 (Sat)​10.30 am - 2.00pm​Baking
​​30 May 2020 (Sat)​10.30 am - 2.00pm​Looks Good Feels Good
​​29 - 30 Aug 2020 (Sat - Sun)To be advised​AYA Symposium
​​7 Nov 2020 (Sat)​10.30 am - 2.00pm​Coffee Appreciation
12 Dec 2020 (Sat) ​10.30 am - 2.00pm ​Yoga / Pilates


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


Date ​Time ​Topics
​11 Jan 2020 (Sat)
​9.00 am - 11.30 am ​Oil Pastel on Sandpaper
8 Feb 2020 (Sat)
​9.00 am - 11.30 am
Scrapbooking
​11 Apr 2020 (Sat)
​9.00 am - 11.30 am ​Resin Jewellery making
9 May 2020 (Sat)
​​9.00 am - 11.30 am Nagomi Art
​13 Jun 2020 (Sat)
​​9.00 am - 11.30 am Sand Art
11 Jul 2020 (Sat)
​​9.00 am - 11.30 am ​Paper Quilling
​8 Aug 2020 (Sat)
​​9.00 am - 11.30 am ​Cold Wax Batik
​​12 Sep 2020 (Sat) ​​​9.00 am - 11.30 am ​Art Interaction
10 Oct 2020 (Sat)
9.00 am - 11.30 am ​Candle Art
​7 Nov 2020 (Sat) ​9.00 am - 11.30 am ​Ebru marbling Art on Silk

At-Risk of Cancer (ARC) Support Group
A support group for patients diagnosed with hereditary cancer syndromes and their caregivers.


Date ​Time ​Topics
7 ​Mar 2020 (Sat)
​10.00am – 12.00pm​Take Charge of Your Health
6 Jun 2020 (Sat)
​10.00am – 12.00pmOutdoor Activity
​5 Sep 2020 (Sat)

​10.00am – 12.00pm​Towards Empowered Decision Making
5 Dec 2020 (Sat)

10.00am – 12.00pm

​Reflect & Rejoice with Journaling

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

                             
Date ​ ​Time ​Topics
​9 Jan 2020 (Thu)
​6.30pm – 8.30pm​Breast Cancer and Strength Exercise
​13 Feb 2020 (Thu)
​6.30pm – 8.30pmBreast Self-Examination with Practical Session
​09 Apr 2020 (Thu)
​6.30pm – 8.30pmStrategies to improve memory
​14 May 2020 (Thu)
​6.30pm – 8.30pm​Traditional Chinese Medicine and Breast Cancer
​09 Jul 2020 (Thu)
​6.30pm – 8.30pmHormonal Therapy
​13 Aug 2020 (Thu)
​6.30pm – 8.30pm​Cancer Rehabilitation
​10 Sep 2020 (Thu)​6.30pm – 8.30pm​Fostering a positive self-image
​10 Oct 2020 (Thu)​2.00pm – 4.00pm​Outdoor Nature Event: Walk the Talk
12 Nov 2020 (Thu)  ​6.30pm – 8.30pm

Prevention and Management of Lymphedema

12 Dec 2020 (Sat) ​TBC Makanmania

Grief in Recovery (GIR) Support Group

Grief in Recovery (GIR) Support Group is designed for bereaved spouses to come together for mutual support and encouragement in their journey through grief.


Date ​Time
25 Mar 2020 (Wed)​7.00pm - 9.00pm ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​20 May 2020 (Wed)
22 Jul 2020 (Wed)
​16 Sep 2020 (Wed)
25 Nov 2020 (Wed)

Bereaved Kith and Kin Group

Our family members have journeyed with us for life. They are often the ones who know us best. Regardless of our relationships with them, their departure can hurt. Being able to talk about the memories we shared with them can sometimes bring closure and help one’s recovery. Join us in our support group as we share and reminisce the presence and the impact they had in our lives.


Date ​Time
​19 Feb 2020 (Wed)​7.00pm - 9.00pm ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​15 Apr 2020 (Wed)
​10 Jun 2020 (Wed)
​19 Aug 2020 (Wed)
14 Oct 2020 (Wed)
16 Dec 2020 (Wed)

Caregivers Support Group

Come and meet fellow caregivers to share experiences. Discover resources and tips that are useful in providing care to your loved ones and you.

Date ​TimeVenue
​6 Jan 2020 (Mon)​3.00pm - 4.30pm ​ ​ ​ ​ ​​SGH Ward 48 (Day Activity Room)
3 Feb 2020 (Mon)
​2 Mar 2020 (Mon)
​6 Apr 2020 (Mon)
4 May 2020 (Mon)
1 Jun 2020 (Mon)
​6 Jul 2020 (Mon)
​3 Aug 2020 (Mon)
​7 Sep 2020 (Mon)
​5 Oct 2020 (Mon)
​2 Nov 2020 (Mon)
7 Dec 2020 (Mon)


Mandarin Support Group (癌症病患互助小组)

​Date ​Time ​Topics
​8 Jan 2020 (Wed)​2.00pm - 4.00pm ​‘捞鱼生’与 营养师的分享
​12 Feb 2020 (Wed)​2.00pm - 4.00pm ​中医与你(一)
​11 Mar 2020 (Wed)​2.00pm - 4.00pm ​看护者的心路旅程
​8 Apr 2020 (Wed)​2.00pm - 4.00pm ​中医与你(二)
​13 May 2020 (Wed)​2.00pm - 4.00pm ​松弛身心活动
​8 Jul 2020 (Wed)​2.00pm - 4.00pm ​我的癌症旅程
​12 Aug 2020 (Wed)​2.00pm - 4.00pm ​中医与你(一)
​9 Sep 2020 (Wed)​2.00pm - 4.00pm ​中医与你(二)
​14 Oct 2020 (Wed)​2.00pm - 4.00pm ​看护者的心路旅程/松弛身心活动
​11 Nov 2020 (Wed)​2.00pm - 4.00pm ​烹饪示范
​Dec 2020 (Wed)​2.00pm - 4.00pm ​年终联欢会

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

​Date ​Time ​Topics
​11 Jan 2020 (Sat)​2.30pm - 4.30pm ​Mendapat bantuan dan sokongan yang tersedia ada
​8 Feb 2020 (Sat)​2.30pm - 4.30pm ​Perancangan Penjagaan Awal– Hasrat penjagaan saya
​18 Apr 2020 (Sat)​2.30pm - 4.30pm Gaya Hidup Sihat – Senaman bersama
​13 Jun 2020 (Sat)​2.30pm - 4.30pm Perjumpaan Hari Raya
​11 Jul 2020 (Sat)2.30pm - 4.30pm ​Gaya Hidup Sihat – Pemakanan yang seimbang
​8 Aug 2020 (Sat)2.30pm - 4.30pm ​Bersiar-siar bersama – Mengeratkan perhubungan
​12 Sep 2020 (Sat)2.30pm - 4.30pm ​Kita dan Kanser
​10 Oct 2020 (Sat)​2.30pm - 4.30pm ​Membina seni kreatif
​14 Nov 2020 (Sat)2.30pm - 4.30pm ​Berdendang Ria

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Support Group
A support group for patients diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer (regardless of stage) and their caregivers. Patients with other types of head and neck cancer are welcome to join.

10 Jan 2020 (Fri)

​6.30 pm - 9.30 pm ​Understanding Chemotherapy

& its Long-term Side Effects

7 Feb 2020 (Fri)

​6.30 pm - 9.30 pm ​Members’ Sharing

– Staying Healthy After Treatment

​6 Mar 2020 (Fri) ​6.30 pm - 9.30 pm ​Hearing Loss & Available Remedies
​3 Apr 2020 (Fri) ​6.30 pm - 9.30 pm ​Caring for Your Teeth & Gums
​8 May 2020 (Fri) ​6.30 pm - 9.30 pm ​Staying Positive
​5 Jun 2020 (Fri)  ​6.30 pm - 9.30 pm ​Side Effects of Head &

Neck Radiation

​4 July 2020 (Sat) ​6.30 pm - 9.30 pm ​15-anniversary NPC Support

Group celebration

​14 Aug 2020 (Fri)​6.30 pm - 9.30 pm ​TCM & Post-Treatment Care
​4 Sept 2020 (Fri) ​6.30 pm - 9.30 pm ​Hormonal Deficiencies & How They

Affect Us

​2 Oct 2020 (Fri) ​6.30 pm - 9.30 pm ​Complementary Medicine
​6 Nov 2020 (Fri)  ​6.30 pm - 9.30 pm ​Members’ Sharing

– My Own NPC Journey

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


SGH-NCCS Colorectal Cancer Support Group
A support group for patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer (regardless of stage) and their caregivers.

11 Jan 2020 (Sat)


​3.00pm - 5.00pm ​Traditional Chinese Medicine in

Cancer Care

​08 Feb 2020 (Sat)

​3.00pm - 5.00pm ​Art Therapy
​14 Mar 2020 (Sat)  ​3.00pm - 5.00pm ​Panel Discussion on Colorectal Cancer
​11 Apr 2020 (Sat) ​3.00pm - 5.00pm ​Nutrition in Colorectal Cancer Care
​09 May 2020 (Sat) ​3.00pm - 5.00pm ​Advance Care Planning
​13 Jun 2020 (Sat) ​3.00pm - 5.00pm ​Understanding Continence
​10 Jul 2020 (Fri) ​3.00pm - 5.00pm ​Yakult Factory Visit
​12 Sep 2020 (Sat) ​3.00pm - 5.00pm ​The Healing Power of Nature
​10 Oct 2020 (Sat) ​3.00pm - 5.00pm ​Ostomy Day
​14 Nov 2020 (Sat) ​3.00pm - 5.00pm ​Chemotherapy and Colorectal Caner
​12 Dec 2020 (Sat) ​3.00pm - 5.00pm ​Year End Party


Please contact Sister Ong Choo Eng: 6326 5162 or email to ong.choo.eng@sgh.com.sgfor registration.

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

​8 Feb 2020 (Sat) ​2.00pm - 4.30pm ​Lunar New Year Celebration + Lohei
​18 Apr 2020 (Sat) ​2.00pm - 4.30pm ​Tulipmania at Gardens By The Bay

6 Jun 2020 (Sat)

​2.00pm - 4.30pm ​CanSurvive Celebration
​22 Aug 2020 (Sat) ​2.00pm - 4.30pm ​Singapore Maritime Trail

24 Oct 2020 (Sat)


2.00pm - 4.30pm ​Little India Heritage Trail
​Dec 2020 (Sat) 2.00pm - 4.30pm  Year End Party

 

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

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.
Dec 2020 (Date and timing to be advised).


To sign up for our Support groups please see info below.

* Details of the programmes may be subject to changes without prior notice. Exact venue will be advised after registration.

Do note registration is compulsory. Please email patientsupport@nccs.com.sg or call 6588 0520 or you can call 62255655 (Cancer helpline).