With an estimated 130,470* new cases of cancer diagnosed nationally this year, many Australians are looking after someone with cancer. Last year, Cancer Council Victoria information and support nurses received 3118 calls or emails from family members and friends supporting someone with cancer.
We recognise the vital contribution of family members and friends, and are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 18 October from 7pm: "Looking after yourself when supporting someone with cancer". It is for people balancing caring with other demands of life and we encourage you to let your patients and families know about this event.
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Our webinar includes experienced presenters who will cover:
- common experiences when looking after someone with cancer
- how to look after your own needs
- where to find reliable information and practical support
Mr Hamish Park who will share his experience about supporting his father through cancer
Dr Carrie Lethborg Social Worker with many years expertise supporting families
Dr Anna Ugalde Research Fellow focusing on models of supportive care
Ms Caroline Mulcahy CEO Carers Victoria, the peak agency for unpaid, mostly family carers.
Looking after yourself when supporting someone with cancer
Date: Tuesday 18 October 2016
Time: 7pm to 8pm (AEST) followed by 30 minutes for Q&A
Where: Online - join via your computer or mobile device
REGISTER for free webinar
Not available on the night? Participants can still register to receive a link to the recorded webinar to watch in their own time.
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