CMF support groups for patients & caregivers

An important objective of our organisation is to support the emotional health of patients living with mesothelioma, as well as the people who care for them.  

Currently, we offer a number of private, invite-only Facebook groups for mesothelioma patients, loved ones and bereaved to connect with one another, share experiences and seek support from others in similar situations.  

To join one of our online groups, please follow these steps:

  1. Open a Facebook account if you don't already have one (
  2. "Like" the CMF Facebook page at
  3. Send a private message to the CMF Facebook page or to specifying the group you would like to join (patient or caregiver).
  4. Once you receive your invitation from the CMF, click on the link provided to preview the group. Accept the invitation to gain immediate access and membership to the group.  We hope to hear from you soon!

The CMF has also launched new facilitated discussion groups for mesothelioma patients and caregivers.  These discussions groups provide a supportive way for adults affected by mesothelioma to connect with peers and to discuss resources associated with mesothelioma, navigating the health care system, and self care strategies.  The groups will also offer support and information through themed discussions, guest speakers, and topics selected by group members.

Session Audience Date/Time Topic
Patients/Caregivers June 14, 2023 7 pm EDT Joint session to connect with peers, learn about the discussion group offerings, and discuss topics of interest
Patients/Caregivers June 28, 2023 7 pm EDT Joint session to connect with peers and talk about change.  There are many changes associated with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, let's talk about them.
Patients/Caregivers July 12, 2023 7 pm EDT Joint session to connect with peers and talk about summer.  What are your hopes for the summer?
Patients/Caregivers July 26, 2023 7 pm EDT Mesothelioma Compensation Options - what has your experience been? What are the options?
Patients/Caregivers August 9, 2023 7 pm EDT Handling Stress and Difficult Situations
Patients/Caregivers September 6, 2023 7 pm EDT Communication with Medical professionals - what are your best tips?
Patients/Caregivers September 20, 2023 7 pm EDT TBD