As a caregiver, it is important to know that there are organizations that can help you in your role. Some organizations provide information about how to nurture yourself and take care of your mind and body. Other groups offer education and emotional support. In addition to the resources we provide, you may want to contact your local hospitals to learn more about their support groups and resources. There are also a number of good books and websites that can offer advice to caregivers coping with the effects of a loved one with cancer. Always talk to you healthcare provider if you have any questions.
Wellspring is an innovative network of centres providing high-quality cancer support, education and coping skills to a growing number of individuals, family members and professional caregivers in Canada.
Wellspring programs are free of charge and open to individuals and caregivers who are coping with any type of cancer, at any stage. They include individual and group support, coping skills, expressive therapies, energy work and educational workshops.
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers, whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.
If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, you probably have many questions or concerns. The Canadian Cancer Society is here to help. They offer support and information for people living with cancer, their caregivers, family and friends.