Online Programs

Well on the Web is an extension of the programs available in the Wellspring Centres across the country, enabling those who live far from a physical centres, or those not well enough to leave their homes, with access to Wellspring’s special brand of care and support.

Caregiver Support Webinars

These webinars offer perspective on the challenges of cancer caregiving in recent times and the ways that caregivers can take care of themselves and their self-identity while caring for a loved one.    

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Almost 8 million Canadians are family caregivers. Caregiving can have many rewards; however, the emotional and physical stress of caregiving is common. This webinar will provide strategies for coping with the stress of caregiving. Helpful resources for caregivers will also be provided.
This talk tackles the concept of a cancer survivor and examines what expectations exist for the wisdom, experience, knowledge and insight of survivors.
This talk about family structures and the sometimes-challenging role of the caregiver within a family dynamic examines the trend for caregiving to fall on the shoulders of one person.
This webinar dives into the emotions and thoughts that caregivers carry with them but do not say as well as some self-care strategies for caregivers.
The difference between being a caregiver and the act of caregiving is a focus in this talk about the changes in lifestyle and self-identification that come with the end of caregiving. 
This presentation about the intersection between trauma and caregiving highlights the impact of trauma on the attitudes and behaviours of cancer caregivers and provides some tips on how to dissipate caregiving trauma.
The individual nature of the caregiving journey is a focus of this talk, which delves into the concepts of a “new normal” and a “new beginning”, the significance of these concepts in the world of cancer caregiving and some strategies for navigating change.
Rami Shami brings his expertise in psychosocial emotional support and personal experience as a caregiver to this talk about the capacity, evolution and complicated nature of hope within caregiving.
This webinar addresses the role of perception in guilt, the effects of guilt and some ways to navigate guilt as a caregiver.
Get insight into the forms of care available to those with a palliative cancer diagnosis and how to navigate these services as a caregiver. Other topics covered include difficult conversations, referrals, myths, and long-term care.
The changing demographics of caregivers and the trend for caregiving to fall on the shoulders of younger people are the focus of this talk.
This presentation reflects on the role mindfulness and awareness of the present moment can play in the lives of caregivers, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples of mindfulness practices are also discussed.
This webinar highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on caregiving through heightened stress, isolation and time commitment. A number of services and techniques caregivers can use to manage these impacts are featured.
The capacity for caregivers to use various mediums to practice self-care is spotlighted in this demonstration of the Japanese practice of kintsugi, an exercise of repairing broken pottery that symbolizes addressing the difficult changes that can come in life.
This video from Wellspring and Pancreatic Cancer Canada’s informational series reflects on the challenges of pancreatic cancer caregiving and how being “good enough” can be all a caregiver needs to do.
This presentation about the impact of the cancer caregiving experience on self-identity covers the difference between identifying as a caregiver and having caregiving as a task, and how caregivers can deal with the effects of caregiving on identity.