Telephone Support Groups for cancer patients and 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*

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
Advanced 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 2nd and 4th Monday of the month  1.30-2.30pm
Pancreatic Cancer: For people with a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

Pancare FoundationSupported by

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month  1.30 – 2.30pm
NEW – Anal Cancer: A private group for gay and bisexual men who are living with a diagnosis of anal cancer Six weekly sessions – start date tbc 5.00 – 6.00pm
NEW – Lesbian & Same-Sex Attracted Women with Cancer: A group for lesbian and same-sex attracted women who are living with a diagnosis of cancer Monthly – day to be confirmed 5.30 – 6.30pm
NEW – Living while Dying: A mix of information and emotional support for people who are facing the end of their life  Six fortnightly sessions – date tbc tbc


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. Fortnightly sessions held across specific dates  July 2016

*All group times are in New South Wales time.


How do I join a group or find out more?