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The Right Program to Meet Your Needs

Wellspring offers a wide range of programs, each led by a professional in their field of expertise. All programs have been specifically researched, developed, tested and proven, to help you or your loved ones, overcome most of the challenges associated with a cancer diagnosis. Some programs are designed specifically for cancer patients, and others are designed specifically for caregivers, and loved ones.

Emotional Support Programs help people manage their emotional well-being, and are easily accessible as drop in programs for those newly diagnosed who may be unwell or time-restrained.  They provide a safe and confidential place to meet to help reduce isolation, and to  share personal feelings and concerns with others in similar situations.  Emotional programs aid in coping strategies through programs such as Meditation and Relaxation and Visualization. There are many individual support programs, such as Counselling, Energy Therapies and Peer Support, many group support programs for specific types of cancer, as well as some Expressive Arts programs

Physical/Functional Programs are typically health-restoring programs that have a focus on rehabilitation and recovery from various physical, cognitive and lifestyle impacts of cancer. Brain Fog, Cancer Exercise, Yoga and Zenerchi are programs that aid in reducing fatigue, increasing mobility limitations and help reduce the risk of a cancer recurrence.

Practical Programs are beneficial for those dealing with financial and drug costs, for those who have taken a leave of absence from work, and for those looking for ways to successfully transition back to work and community when treatment is completed.

Informational Programs, such as the BE WELL Talks speaker series, provides patients, caregivers and those looking for more information on cancer, with access to professional speakers on a wide range of cancer-related events.  The Nourish Educational Series helps those looking for ways to reduce the side-effects of treatment that make eating and weight management difficult.

Wellspring also provides programs for those with distinctive needs, such as for families where either the parent(s) or the child has cancer, as well as programs for people who are living with advanced and metastatic illness.

Find a Wellspring Centre near you, and take a look at the wide range of programs available at each centre to help, all at no charge.