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Time to Talk

Intended Audience

All members including people living with cancer, family members and significant caregivers.

Program Description

Time to Talk is a gathering intended to provide just that, time to talk with people who understand what it is to have cancer. The Wellspring program leader begins each meeting with a TEDTalk or a short YouTube video, followed by deep and meaningful discussion. The topics may include travel, the environment, wellness, global affairs, science, research, arts, culture, and everything in between.

Benefits and Impact

Recent scientific literature has found convincing evidence that social support is an important element of care for many cancer patients and survivors. Significant improvements in health-related outcomes such as quality of life, anxiety, and self-efficacy have been reported in people living with cancer following social interventions like peer support (Jablotschkin et al., 2022; Zhang et al., 2022). Furthermore, studies have noted that social support can be an important source of knowledge and empowerment, which allows cancer survivors to take a more active role in their care (Ziegler et al., 2022).  

What to Expect at a Session

You will experience in-depth sharing of opinions and perspectives on different topics. You will meet individuals in a virtual roundtable who have diverse backgrounds and a wealth of experience that has led them to who and where they are today. Individuals will take turns sharing their stories and why they feel the way they do about a certain topic or issue. There will be fun, laughter, sadness and thought-provoking discussion.

Program Details

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