Telephone support groups offer support and information to adults affected by cancer, including patients, their families and carers.
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 3-7 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.
|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|
|Lung Cancer: This group is facilitated by Lung Foundation Australia
||Call 1800 654 301 (free call) for days and times|
|Multiple Myeloma||2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month||1.30-2.30pm|
|Pancreatic Cancer||1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month||2.30 – 3.30pm|
|Anal Cancer: A closed/private group for gay and bisexual men with a diagnosis of anal cancer||Six weekly sessions commencing 13 April 2016||5.00 – 6.00pm|
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 Monday 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||Early March 2016|
*All group times are in New South Wales time.
How do I join a group or find out more?
- Call Cancer Council 13 11 20
- E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org