Internet support groups

A woman using a laptopThe Cancer Connections website is a free online community that offers support, information and shared experiences from the privacy of your home, workplace, or hospital bed.

Connect with others who understand by finding people, communities and groups that match your interests or situation. You can start or join conversations, post comments, write blogs and participate in webinars or private groups.

Note: Anyone can browse the site; but registration is needed to leave a post.

The site is professionally moderated, easy-to-use, confidential and anonymous space for asking questions, sharing practical tips, expressing fears and emotions and supporting others.

A world-leader in online supportive care for those affected by cancer, the website is available to anyone living in Australia.

Private internet support groups on the site link you to others in similar situations via private blogs, forums and regular, professionally-facilitated live chat sessions. Those interested in joining will have an initial chat with a group facilitator to learn how the groups work, and whether an online group might be a good fit.

Current groups include:

  • Expressive writing
  • Gynaecological cancer
  • Mouth, nose and throat cancer
  • Neuroendocrine cancer (NETs)
"I've moved house, suburb, had two new jobs, sold and bought houses, and finally went on a trip to Europe — but this group has helped more."
— Lydia, 28, lymphoma patient and internet support group member.

To learn more, contact or call Cancer Council on 13 11 20.

CancerConnections is run in collaboration with Cancer Council New South Wales.

Updated: 03 Jul, 2015