Information Webinar

Looking after yourself: when supporting someone with cancer

Webinar 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
Location: Your computer

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Looking after someone with cancer can be challenging, but also rewarding. Many people are balancing this valuable role with other demands such as work, family or study and it's common to feel unprepared and unsure of where to go for information and support.

Join our free webinar, which will discuss ways you can manage your own wellbeing, while providing the best support to the person you are caring for.

Our experienced and understanding presenters will talk about:

  • common experiences when looking after someone with cancer
  • how to look after your own needs
  • where to find reliable information and practical support.

You can submit questions and topics you would like the presenters to cover when you register. You can also participate in an interactive 30 minute Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

Presenters include:

Mr Hamish ParkMr Hamish Park

Hamish understands what it is like to look after someone with cancer. He cared for his father who had a brain tumour and will share his thoughts and experiences. Hamish is a management consultant who volunteers for Cancer Council Victoria's Family Connect program. He also raises funds for brain cancer research as a committee member on Melbourne's Dine For A Cure, and is a Victorian ambassador for Dr Charlie Teo's Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.

Dr Carrie LethborgDr Carrie Lethborg

Carrie is a Social Worker who has been supporting people with cancer and their families for 25 years. Her initial therapeutic training was in family therapy reflecting her belief that cancer happens to a family and not an individual. Carrie is a clinical leader in Social Work at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and a specialist counselor for people affected by breast cancer. Carrie is an honorary Research Fellow in Psycho-oncology at Monash Medical Centre, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the University of Melbourne.

Dr Anna UgaldeDr Anna Ugalde

Anna is a Research Fellow in a joint appointment across Deakin University and Cancer Council Victoria. She has a background in psychology and her PhD from the University of Melbourne evaluated the experience of informal caregivers of people with advanced cancer. Anna's research focuses on palliative care, psycho-oncology, supportive care interventions and evaluations of models of care. Her research aims to be embedded into clinical settings with partnerships and collaborations across government and health care organisations. 

Ms Caroline MulcahyMs Caroline Mulcahy

Caroline is the CEO of Carers Victoria, the peak body representing the 774,000 carers throughout Victoria. Caroline began her career as a nurse and holds a Masters degree in Health Sciences and Research Methods. She has extensive experience in clinical care, operational and strategic planning and senior management roles. Through the provision of advocacy, services and support, education, advice and counselling, Carers Victoria's mission is to help shape and improve the future of unpaid, mostly family carers.

Facilitator: Dr Joanne Britto

Joanne is the Information and Communications Manager of the Cancer Council's Information and Support Service.  

Register for free webinar

Not available on the night? Still register and we will send you the link to the recorded webinar to watch in your own time.

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Supported by:
Carers Victoria

Updated: 12 Oct, 2016