The Meetings and Information Centre (ERI) [Espace de Rencontres et d’Information] is a space to talk, receive information and guidance and discuss cancer. It provides an opportunity for you to talk openly and take some time for yourself outside treatment sessions. Healthcare assistants are available to talk with you for free. No appointments are required and full anonymity is maintained. However, this is not intended to be a substitute for professional healthcare advice.
The ERI is open to patients, their families and anyone affected by disease, in full anonymity.
In addition to the information provided by your medical and paramedical teams, healthcare assistants can help you find further information and documents about your general illness, your treatment and the side effects.
Leaflets on a number of topics are available, including social considerations, fatigue, pain, private life, returning to work and suitable physical activity. This is not intended to replace the advice given by your doctors, however.
Information is provided about the internal resources, support services and workshops available at the Eugène Marquis Centre applicable to each stage of your disease and beyond.
The ERI can also point you in the direction of help and support associations outside the Centre.
The ERI offers workshops to support patients throughout their treatment. The workshops also provide an opportunity to meet other patients and share experiences. All workshops are free. You can sign up at the ERI.