Support services

Cancer information for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People

Below is a list of support services and resources for cancer patients.

Cancer Council 13 11 20 Information and Support

Cancer Council Information and Support is a confidential service where you can speak to a specialist cancer professional about anything to do with cancer.
Click here for more information about the service.
You can access the service by:

  • Calling 13 11 20  (at the cost of a local call from anywhere in NSW)
  • Emailing
  • Clicking on the Live Chat banner on the right hand side of the website.

Cancer Services in NSW

Cancer Council can help people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families and carers find the services they need. Everything from nursing services to where to find a wig.
If you call us on 13 11 20 we can help you find the services you need in the area where you live.
Click here for a list of the services available.

Cancer Connect

Cancer Connect is one to one telephone peer support for people who have just been diagnosed with cancer, are undertaking treatment or commencing their survivorship journey. Support is provided by a person who has recovered from a similar cancer experience and is a specially trained Cancer Connect peer support volunteer supported by health professionals.
To access Cancer Connect call 13 11 20.

Cancer support groups

Support groups provide a safe place for people affected by cancer to come together and support each other. To share ideas and thoughts, obtain information from health professionals and each other, and learn coping skills in a non-judgmental and caring environment. Click here (PDF) for more information about support groups.
To find a Cancer Support Group  in your area:
Call 13 11 20
Click here to search for local Cancer Support Groups in your area.

Telephone support groups

Telephone support groups offer support and information to adults affected by cancer, including patients, their families and carers. Click here for more information.
To join a Telephone Support Group:
Call 13 11 20

Cancer Council Online Community

Cancer Council Online Community is an online community for people affected by cancer. A place for people affected by cancer, partners, family, friends, young adults and survivors to share stories, discuss tips and experiences, meet and connect with others and find, give and receive support.
Click here to go to Cancer Council Online Community

In home help

Cancer Council NSW operates volunteer run programs in communities across New South Wales to help people in their homes or around the community while they are having treatment. Volunteers can help with tasks such as light housework, dog walking, light cooking, transport to treatment or shopping, carer respite, or simply providing some friendly company.
To find out if there are in home help services in your area:
Call 13 11 20
Click here and search for local Home & Domestic Services in your area.