Telephone Support Groups for cancer patients & carers

Telephone support groups offer support and information to adults affected by cancer, including patients, their families and carers.

We’ve run groups for over a decade, connecting hundreds of people.

Why join?

Wherever you are in Australia, you can:

  • talk with people who are in a similar situation
  • share experiences and information
  • give and receive support
  • share practical tips, tools and strategies.

How do groups work?

  • each group has 3-8 members and two qualified facilitators
  • groups get together over the phone twice a month – each session lasts an hour
  • participation is flexible – it’s okay to skip sessions when you need to
  • it’s free and confidential.

Groups calendar*

*All group times are in New South Wales time.

Patient groups

Advanced Cancer: For people whose cancer has moved from its original site 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month  1.30-2.30pm
Metastatic Breast Cancer: For people whose breast cancer has moved from its original site 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month  1.30-2.30pm
Brain Tumour: For people diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour 1st and 3rd Monday of the month  1.30-2.30pm

Multiple Myeloma: For people who living with multiple myeloma

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2nd and 4th Monday of the month  1.30-2.30pm

Pancreatic Cancer: For people with a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

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1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month  1.30 – 2.30pm

Metastatic Melanoma: For people living with Stage 3 or 4- on treatment or a trial

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4th Wednesday of the month 1.30-2.30pm


Groups for family and friends

Carer: For people who are providing primary care for a family member, friend or loved one with a cancer diagnosis 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month 1.30 – 2.30pm
Life After Loss:  For people who’s loved one has died from a cancer-related illness. This is a ‘closed’ six-session format. Weekly sessions held across specific dates

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How do I join a group or find out more?