Dates for the diary

Friday 7 October, 2016 Dates for the diary

Wellness and Life after Cancer

October, regional and metro locations

This free program helps cancer survivors and their carers find a "new normal" after treatment has finished.

Hear from experienced facilitators who will deliver engaging and interactive presentations about:

  • Adjusting to the physical and emotional changes
  • Returning to work and managing finances
  • Working with your GP to adopt a healthy lifestyle 
  • Connecting with local support services

Upcoming programs

Swan Hill
East Melbourne 

Call 13 11 20 to find out more.

Register now


Health Issues Centre presents 'Unspoken (What Will Become of Me?)'

27-30 October, State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Like many of us, you probably share anxieties over what's to become of us as our capabilities decline due to age or chronic illness. Although many of us make plans for our future, such as our post-retirement finances and even arranging our own funerals, very few of us take the time to decide on our preferred end of life care.

Discussing and documenting your future healthcare wishes can seem daunting, but it is actually an empowering way to put choices back in your hands and ensure your wishes are understood and respected. It allows you to hold onto your independence at a time when it becomes harder to maintain.

Health Issues Centre presents ‘Unspoken (What Will Become of Me?)', a provocative and comedic event at the State Library of Victoria from 27-30th October focusing on the lighter side of ageing, declining capacity and the importance of planning for the future.

Come and join the conversation with our expert panellist to better understand how advance care planning can support better decision-making at the end of life. Advance care planning is the process of thinking and talking about what kind of medical care and treatments you might, or might not want, if you become unable to make or communicate your own decisions.

Register now

Help improve our Clinical Trials website

Wednesday 9 November and Saturday 12 November, Cancer Council Victoria, 615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Cancer Council Victoria needs focus group participants from the community to help inform important updates to the Victorian Cancer Trials Link website. The purpose of this website is to provide cancer patients and their families with quick, easy to access information about suitable clinical trials. Focus groups will be held in Melbourne on the 9 and 12 November 2016. Email  to find out more and/or express your interest.

Enhancing parenting with cancer

November and December, Royal Women's Hospital, 20 Flemington Road, Parkville

People who have completed cancer treatment and their co-parents are invited to share their information and support needs when parenting children aged between 3 and 12 years.

The Enhancing Parenting in Cancer (EPIC) study, funded by the Victorian Cancer Agency, will help inform future information and support programs. Sessions will be held at the Royal Women's Hospital for approximately 2 hours on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 8 November, 1:30pm 
  • Tuesday 15 November, 1:30pm 
  • Friday 25 November, 10:30am 
  • Friday 6 December, 10:30am 

Participation is voluntary and parking and/or travel expenses will be subsidised up to $25 per family.

Please contact Michelle Sinclair via or phone 03 8345 3908 to register interest.

Living With Cancer

November, regional and metro locations 

This free program empowers people affected by cancer by providing useful skills and helpful information to support people affected by cancer.

Hear presentations from experts about:

  • Getting the most out of your health care team
  • Dealing with treatments and side effects
  • Nutrition and exercise 
  • Communicating with family, friends and colleagues

Upcoming programs

Ringwood East

Call 13 11 20 to find out more.

  Register now


Look Good Feel Better

Wednesday 16 November, 6pm - 8.30pm, 615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Attend a free "Look Good Feel Better " workshop for women at Cancer Council Victoria. In a relaxed and friendly environment, you can learn how to manage the appearance-related side-effects of cancer treatment.

Call 13 11 20 or visit the Look Good Feel Better website to register or find out more. 


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Updated: 07 Oct, 2016