The Cédric Hèleinstitute vzw is the Flemish institute for psychosocial oncology.
CHi - background
The need to expand and increase the quality of psychosocial care in oncology is substantial, also in Belgium. Not enough cancer patients, nor their relatives, have access to professional psychosocial support.
Moreover a lot of caregivers feel the need to deepen the psychosocial dimension of their interventions.
A team of specialised caregivers shared their knowledge and started to exchange their experiences and best practices in the field of psychosocial oncology.
Under the impulse of the Flemisch League against Cancer (Vlaamse Liga tegen Kanker), an institute for psychosocial oncology was founded: the Cédric Hèle institute.