Telephone support groups provide a chance to connect with others over the phone, just like being in a face-to-face support group, but from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
If you, your family or friends find it difficult to travel to a support group meeting, or have more specific needs related to your cancer diagnosis or stage, you can share your thoughts and experiences with others in the same boat through a phone support group.
Each group is professionally facilitated and has three to seven members, meeting twice monthly at set times. Participation is free and available throughout Australia.
- Advanced cancer
- Brain tumour
- Carers' group
- Life after loss (bereavement)
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer.
"The group encouraged me to talk through my fears – I'd been trying not to scare my wife and kids! I don’t think I would’ve made it through such a difficult time without their support."
– Brian, 62, Lung cancer patient and Lung Cancer Telephone Support Group member
For more details, contact email@example.com or call Cancer Council on 13 11 20.