Telehealth for Supportive Survivorship Cancer Care program

Wednesday 14 June, 2017


Telehealth is an innovative way to provide accessible support programs for Victorians living in rural and regional areas, with great potential to improve outcomes for participants.

The new ‘Wellness and Life after Cancer: an exercise and supportive care program’ will provide people who have finished their active cancer treatment with two-hour education and exercise sessions. Local health professionals will deliver the sessions at multiple sites in the region.

This eight-week program involves group exercise and education delivered in two-hour sessions. Education sessions will be delivered at each site using video conferencing to link participants together and provide support at a location closer to home. Participants are provided with information, strategies and resources to support their health and wellbeing.

The Cancer Council Victoria program will empower participants to:

  • Increase their fitness and strength
  • Improve their ability to perform daily tasks
  • Learn to adjust with life now
  • Identify local support services available

For more information, please contact Jane Auchettl by emailing


Thursday 22 June – Thursday 10 August

Stawell Regional Health and Rural Northwest Health (Warracknabeal)



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Goulburn Valley Health Service (Shepparton) and Northeast Health (Wangaratta).

This pilot program has been funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.


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