Support Groups

Empowering Brain Tumor Patients Through Support Group Programs

Brain tumor support group meetings provide an opportunity to share experiences, to learn about current therapies, and to receive information about various aspects of brain tumor diagnosis and treatment. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on in-person events and gatherings. Many, if not all, of the F2F support group meetings are postponed or have been moved to a virtual event.

METRO-ATLANTA AREA PROGRAMS:

Brain Tumor Support Group

Emory st. joseph's brain tumor support group

The Brain Tumor Support Group at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brain Tumor Support Group at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital is now meeting virtually on a bi-weekly basis. Hosted by the SBTF, we aim to provide an opportunity for information sharing and support for brain tumor patients, as well as their family, their friends, and their caregivers.

Northside Hospital - Forsyth Brain Tumor Support Group

Group meetings are open to brain tumor patients and caregivers who are dealing with a brain tumor diagnosis. 

SBTF Aphasia Support group

Aphasia is caused by damage tot he language-dominant side of the brain, usually the left side, and may be brought on by stroke, head injury or a brain tumor. Our support group brings together brain tumor patients who are struggling with aphasia.

Piedmont’s Brain Tumor Center currently offers TWO monthly brain tumor support group meetings; both are conducted virtually via the Zoom Platform.

The Young Adult Survivor support group meeting provides the young adult brain tumor patient an opportunity to meet other Young adult brain tumor survivors, discuss or share experiences, and ask questions about treatment plans or effects of treatment on your physical & emotional health.  This group meeting occurs the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00p-8:30p ET.

Transitioning your child from pediatric to adult brain tumor care, provides parents of the young adult survivors to shares experiences with others parents and to talk through some of the challenges they face.  This meeting occurs 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6p-7p ET.

Brain Tumor Support Group

National brain tumor society (NBTS)

The Brain Tumor Support Conversations are an online support group run by the brain tumor community for the brain tumor community. This group is attended and run by patients and care partners who have had firsthand experience with the challenges and effects of a brain tumor diagnosis.

This support group is a safe space where patients and loved ones can talk about the feelings and emotions that accompany any aspect of the brain tumor experience.

Atlanta provides a variety of support services for cancer patients and their families. All programs are led by licensed therapists and professionals with years of experience in offering encouragement and hope. Affiliated with Northside Hospital, CSC-Atlanta offers classes to all people affected by cancer, regardless of where their treatment is being managed. Weekly support group meetings as well as classes like “Grief & Loss” are held monthly and require an RSVP. The Cancer Support Community is within easy walking distance of the Medical Center MARTA Station.

Florida Programs:

The Northeast Florida Brain Tumor Support Group at Florida State College
Convenes in Jacksonville’s Deerwood Center. This group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Meetings are open to patients, family members, and caregivers of all ages and all tumor types. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we strongly encourage you to contact the organizers listed below to identify any schedule changes.

Online Programs:

National Brain Tumor Society Online Brain Tumor Support Conversations

The Brain Tumor Support Conversations are an online support group run by the brain tumor community for the brain tumor community. This group is attended and run by patients and care partners who have had firsthand experience with the challenges and effects of a brain tumor diagnosis.

Sign up online.

myCancerConnection

Is a cancer support community that offers free, one-on-one support. Support is open to patients, caregivers, and survivors regardless of where they receive treatment. Trained survivor and caregiver volunteers are available to share their cancer experience with you. Call (800) 345-6324.