Teen Talk is a weekly professionally-led, peer-support program featuring a unique, digital storytelling experience for teens whose lives have been impacted by cancer. The group promotes creativity, self-confidence, self-expression, and community. The program has been adapted to connect teens virtually where they focus on supporting one another, develop coping strategies and skills on how to tell their personal stories while utilizing media. This community group helps youth find their own unique voices within a safe and supportive environment of positive peer relationships. This program is designed for teens ages 13 – 18 whose lives have been touched by cancer, having an immediate relative living with cancer or whose friend and family member have died from cancer.
Facilitator: Amy Herberman, MSW, RP. had been a facilitator at GCGT for 3 years. In addition, she filled the role of Child and Family Program Coordinator during her time at Gilda’s Club. As a psychotherapist, Amy’s focus is in the area of play-based cognitive behavioural therapy, grief, anxiety, social skills, and positive parenting.
Please note Teen Talk is a virtual support group that requires a meeting with Program staff prior to your first attendance.
Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto offers 8-week support groups three times a year. Our support groups are run by mental health professionals who have a strong understanding of the unique needs of individuals who have been impacted by cancer.
Support groups are not operated on a drop-in basis. We encourage commitment to the entire 8-week. A commitment to the group helps to build community and allows for topics and conversations to be built on week by week.
The following is required to participate:
- Computer, phone or tablet with a camera
- Internet connection
- A private room without distraction