Peer-to-Peer Support Groups
Scleroderma Society of Ontario believes that peer support can significantly improve patient's wellbeing and is an effective way to increase self-esteem and self-efficacy to achieve personal goals.
For years, SSO has been offering peer-to-peer support groups to scleroderma patients and loved ones as a way to connect to the scleroderma community, learn more about the disease, and various coping mechanisms for scleroderma symptoms.
Since the onset of the pandemic, SSO's peer-to-peer support groups have been hosted virtually via ZOOM and often include a guest speaker. Registration is free and the group sessions are hosted casually to ensure a comfortable environment. Participants are welcome to join with camera off or on, actively engage, or listen. How you choose to participate is up to you!
Upcoming virtual support groups will be posted on our social media. Follow us to stay informed!
Scleroderma Society of Ontario supports scleroderma patients and caregivers by sharing updated articles, webinars, and more. If we come across a helpful resource, we'll be sure to share the news on social media and link the resource here. If you're looking for peer-reviewed or academic research, please visit our Research page.
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