Being diagnosed with cancer can make a monumental change in a person’s life and it’s an experience that bears many challenges for everyone involved.
It is a difficult time, full of uncertainty and fear that can bring many disruptions to daily life.
Each person diagnosed, is affected differently. Not only physically but also emotionally, financially, socially, and mentally. The changes and difficulties that arise are many, both for the patient him- or herself and for his or her family and social environment. Psychological and emotional upheaval is normal behavior for any person experiencing cancer. For this reason, providing psycho-social support to the patient and his or her immediate environment is valuable.
In a safe and trusting environment, the psychologists of our association stand by the patient and his family at all stages of the illness. The services are offered on an individual, family or group setting, with the main concern being to meet the individual needs of each person involved.
The aim is to empower the patients, to allow them to adapt more smoothly to the new status quo and accept the information received, as well as to express and share difficult emotions.
Our team includes clinical and counseling psychologists, as well as psychotherapists specializing in cancer-related issues.
Services are provided to whoever needs and requests them or even after a physician’s referral. Support is offered to people diagnosed with any type of cancer and at any stage of the disease.
Our team offers a range selection of counseling and therapeutic support services including:
- Individual support for patients and relatives during diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and any relapse.
- Individual support in times of crisis.
- Team Support through groups: Drama Therapy, Self Help, Relaxation Team and more.
- Bereavement Support Groups
- Daily Care Centers
- Support for health professionals and support volunteers
- Training of volunteers.
The services are provided at Pasykaf premises in each district, in the hospitals, as well as at the patient’s home, where necessary and needed.