Length: 29 mins

Overview: With special precautions in effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many caregivers may be facing new challenges. In this webinar, you will find practical tips to help improve your own wellbeing as a caregiver and the wellbeing of your loved one. In this webinar, you will find answers to the following questions:

How can caregivers reduce their risk of COVID-19, and reduce the risk of exposing their loved one?

How can caregivers support their loved ones when they can’t be physically present?

What can caregivers do to manage their stress, anxiety, and sense of isolation?

How can caregivers access support for themselves and their loved ones?

What should families with young children consider during the pandemic, and how can we positively impact their mental wellbeing?

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Resources from the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is continuing to provide programs for people with cancer and caregivers that can be helpful if you are staying close to home or dealing with feelings of anxiety or isolation.

• Cancer Information Helpline is our national, toll-free helpline for people with cancer, caregivers, families and friends, the general public and healthcare professionals. Contact us or call us at 1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).

• Extensive expert information is available on our website about cancer and COVID-19. www.cancer.ca

CancerConnection is our online community where people with cancer and their loved ones can share their experiences and build supportive relationships.

Smokers' Helpline is available to help you or a loved one quit smoking.

If you need help immediately, please contact:

• Crisis Services Canada, 1-833-456-4566 | www.crisisservicescanada.ca

• Kids Help Phone, 1-800-668-6868 | https://kidshelpphone.ca

• If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

The information in this webinar is for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice of your healthcare provider based on your individual situation. Experts are speaking on their own behalf and CCS assumes no responsibility for the completeness of the information presented.

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    Sylvie Lambert RN, PhD
    Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair at the Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University and Scientist at St. Mary’s Research Centre

    Dr Sylvie Lambert is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair at the Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University and a Scientist at St. Mary’s Research Centre.
    Her research interests include: 1) understanding the impact of cancer on patients and their informal caregivers well-being, 2) developing self-management interventions, and 3) adapting self-management interventions to the needs of patients from a culturally and linguistically diverse background and their caregivers. Dr Lambert has 82 scientific publications and has received many national and international awards in recognition of her work.