Also known as ‘chemo-brain’, Brain Fog is the common term for changes in cognition (thinking) that often results from cancer and its treatments. Many cancer patients experience decreased memory, shorter attention spans, difficulty solving problems and a reduced ability to multi-task. Brain Fog is an educational program that teaches ways to improve cognitive functioning. Under the direction of an experienced professional leader, participants meet with others who are experiencing similar difficulties and learn proven strategies that can be adapted to individual needs. This program was developed by Maximum Capacity. Wellspring facilitators have completed extensive training through Maximum Capacity to facilitate this program.
Note:This program is offered online so that you can access it from the comfort and privacy of your home. You will need a PC or laptop, or tablet, with a camera and microphone. Home practice is required, along with a commitment to attend all sessions.
Returning to Work Online
This six-week educational and support program is designed to help cancer patients achieve a successful and sustained return to work following an absence due to cancer. Under the leadership of a professional program leader, topics include readiness to work, need for accommodation by your employer, treatment side-effects that may impact job performance, and how to get ready for the return.
Note: This program is offered online so that you can access it from the comfort and privacy of your home. You will need a PC or laptop, or tablet, with a camera and microphone. Registration is required, and only cancer patients who are preparing to return to work should participate. Home practice is required, along with a commitment to attend all six session.
Back at Work: Moving Beyond Cancer and Letting Go
Many people who are back at work may feel detached or separate from the cancer world, yet cancer is still very much a part of their life. You might be having trouble letting go of cancer, or feel like you are still processing that journey. This session will help you move beyond your cancer if you are feeling stuck. It will help you identify how your cancer journey may be impacting our work life and will offer helpful strategies to reduce your focus on cancer.
Please Note: Only those who have already transitioned back into the workplace following an illness should participate in this session.
Back at Work: Managing Stress in the Workplace
It is well known that stress can influence our health and ability to cope. For many cancer patients, their diagnosis and treatment was likely a period of time that includes great stress. Returning to work and being back at work can be an equally stressful time. Ongoing stress at work can reduce our ability to perform well and to deal effectively with workplace demands and conflicts. This session will provide helpful strategies for managing stress at work.
Click on the links below to register for Nourish
Nutrition is important at any stage of the cancer journey. Wellspring’s Nourish program provides different sessions on cancer and nutrition using latest research to teach the fundamentals of good nutritional practices for cancer patients. The sessions include cooking demonstrations, food sampling and take-home recipes. If you, or someone you are caring for is experiencing side-effects that make eating difficult, or want to know how healthy eating can aid in cancer recovery and reduce the risk of cancer returning, then please join these sessions.
Programs will be offered in the Kitchen Space at Sobeys Yarmouth, 76 Starrs Road, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.