Classes, Events & Support at Banner Desert Medical Center  

Support Groups

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Banner Desert Medical offers a variety of monthly support groups to help you during your recovery:


NEW MOM SUPPORT GROUP:

Breastfeeding support group - Calling all breastfeeding moms who would like to network with other moms for support and education. Each week a new topic will be discussed. You will learn breastfeeding techniques and helpful hints. The group is led by a registered nurse and internationally board-certified lactation consultant.

  • Cost: Free
  • When: Every Thursday at 1 p.m.
  • Where: Frog A/Turtle B conference room, 4th Floor
    Cardon Children's Medical Center
  • Call: (602) 230-CARE (2273) for more information

Pregnancy and Postpartum Adjustment Support Group - You are not alone. You are not to blame. For moms feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed or disconnected, our Pregnancy and Postpartum Adjustment Support Group is free and available to you. Babies are welcome.

  • Cost: Free
  • When: Every Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Where:  2145 Building, 4th Floor
    Banner Desert campus, 1400 S. Dobson Road, Mesa
  • Call: (480) 412-5292 for more information

CARDIAC REHABILITATION:

Cardiac Rehab support group - The group provides an opportunity for patients and families to share experiences, successes and difficulties with each other in a supportive environment. Participants will learn behavior modification practices along with important information on cardiac health.

  • Cost: Free
  • When: First Monday of the month (except holidays) @ 5 p.m.
  • Where: Cardiac Rehab Dept. 1520 S. Dobson Road, Suite 201 
  • Call: (480) 412-3785 for more information

CANCER:
  • Oncology Patient & Caregiver Mixer– a general cancer support group for patients, families and close friends to share their experiences.
    • When: Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month from 5 to 6:15 p.m.
    • Where: Hope Springs Room 
  • Breast Cancer – a support group for women, their families and friends to share experiences surrounding the mental, emotional and physical issues of breast cancer.
    • When: Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month from 5 to 6:15 p.m.
    • Where: Hope Springs Room
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer – a support group for women, their families and friends to share experiences surrounding the mental, emotional and physical issues of metastatic breast cancer.
    • When: Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Where: Hope Springs Room
  • Gynecological Cancer – a support group for women diagnosed with gynecological cancer, their families and friends to share experiences.
    • When: Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month from 5 to 6:15 p.m.
    • Where: Hope Springs Room 
  • Oral, head and neck cancer – an informational and supportive meeting for newly diagnosed patients, family members and friends.
    • When: Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    • Where: Radiation Oncology Department
  • Colon Cancer – a support group for people diagnosed with colon cancer and their families.
    • When: Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month from 5 to 6:15 p.m.
    • Where: Hope Springs Room
  • Prostate Cancer – a support group for men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families. 
    • When: Meetings are held the fourth Monday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m.
    • Where: Cholla Room, Rosati Education Center
  • Desert Climb (for children whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer) –  a support group for school-aged children six to 13 years. Meetings use conversation and art to explore children’s feelings about their parents’ diagnosis. Desert CLIMB is a six-week program meeting once a week and is facilitated by a certified counselor and two Child Life specialists.

For more information about cancer support groups, call the Banner Desert Cancer Center at (480) 412-HOPE (4673).


GRIEF:

  • The Grief Recovery® Outreach Programs - For information about grief support groups and classes sponsored by Banner Hospice, please call Cindy Darby at (480) 657-1167

  • Pregnancy & Infant Loss Parent Support Group – This support group meets monthly for parents and adult family members who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. This group is “open-ended”; reservations or registration are not required. Please call 480-412-3595 if additional information is needed.
    • Cost: Free
    • When: The first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. except if it is a major holiday, then it is on the second Monday.
    • Where: The Aspen A Room of the Rosati Education Center.
    • Call: (480) 412-3595 for more information
Banner Desert Medical Center
1400 S. Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 412-3000
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