Mental Wellness

Facing a diagnosis of prostate cancer, undergoing treatment and living life after cancer treatment can be overwhelming, not only for the man undergoing prostate cancer, but for his circle of care as well. This section of our website brings together information from the experts, articles on mental wellness and links to some great resources.

Hear from the experts in the field about living well with prostate cancer in these Expert Angle Webinars:
 

Prostate Cancer & Survivorship with Dr. Andrew Matthew​

October 31, 2013

Dr. Andrew Matthew presents “Prostate Cancer and Survivorship”. 23,600 Canadian men will be diagnosed this year with prostate cancer and now, with increasing survival rates, the message couldn't be clearer - survivorship education is important. Prostate cancer survivorship focuses on the physical, psychosocial, social/family, mental, functional, spiritual , emotional and practical concerns of daily living.

 

Using Social Media Safely for Your Health and Well Being with Colleen Young

December 3, 2013

During this webinar, you'll learn about where you can find welcoming communities, are these communities safe, and how do you get started?

 
 

Tools for Optimal Health with Dr. Hal Gunn

April 1, 2014

During this webinar, you'll learn about how current research on the immune system is reshaping our understanding of cancer, how lifestyle choices affect recovery, reduce the risk of recurrence, and improve quality of life and the importance of psycho-social support and spiritual connection.
 

 

A Brief Therapy to Support Individuals with Advanced Disease with Dr. Sara Hales

July 29, 2014

During this webinar, Dr. Sarah Hales will discuss ways to manage the emotional distress caused by advanced cancer so you can live meaningfully. This presentation will cover issues including managing symptoms and communicating with your health care providers, managing changes to yourself and your relationships with others, spiritual well-being and maintaining a sense of purpose and preparing for the future.
 

Mindfulness and Cancer: What is it and how can it help me?

April 19, 2016

Overview:
• Mindfulness is defined as present-moment nonjudgmental awareness of current experience
• Training in mindfulness meditation as a way to cultivate mindfulness in daily life has become increasingly popular for both the general public and for people coping with cancer


 


 

Feeling overwhelmed with your prostate cancer diagnosis, or the diagnosis of a loved one? Talk to an information specialist one-on-one, confidentially, for free. Call 1-855-PCC-INFO (1-855-722-4636) or email support@prostatecancer.ca.



Some men find it helpful to connect with others who have had a similar experience. Learn more about the Prostate Cancer Canada Network of support groups across the country here.


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