Help shape Victoria's future direction to support carers
The Victorian Government is working in partnership with Carers Victoria to develop a Carer statement that will outline how to best support and recognise carers. This includes carers that support someone with a disability, mental illness, chronic illness or an older person with care needs. They are aiming to find out:
- What works best in existing services and supports?
- What could be improved and how?
- What service gaps are there?
Your views can be captured through:
Living With Cancer
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
13 11 20 to find out more.
Wellness and Life after Cancer
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
13 11 20 to find out more.
Seeking a carer representative for the Ex-Med Cancer project advisory committee
‘Ex-Med Cancer: A community based exercise medicine program for cancer survivors' is a project that aims to develop, implement and evaluate a best-practice exercise medicine program for people with cancer.
Information about the role:
- Carer (partner, family member, friend, other) of a person with cancer
- Providing input into various aspects associated with the Ex-Med Cancer project.
- Time commitments: Participating in 2-3 x ~1hr meetings a year over 3 years; may require reading some materials in preparation for the meetings
- Meeting locations: Institute for Health & Ageing ACU, Level 6, 215 Spring St, Melbourne
- Free parking will be provided or we could cover costs associated with getting to the meetings
If you are interested in contributing, please contact Ex-Med Cancer Project Manager Mark Trevaskis on 9230 8222 or Mark.Trevaskis@acu.edu.au for more information.
Brain Cancer Action Week Event
Living with a diagnosis of a brain tumour presents many obstacles - both practically and emotionally. A brain cancer diagnosis can cause fatigue, changes to memory and speech, and presents an array of challenges relating to every-day life including work, finances and body image.
For the fourth year running, the Brain Cancer Action Week forum will be held at Cancer Council Victoria on Friday 12th May from 10am to 3pm. This forum is an opportunity to meet other patients and carers and aims to provide information and strategies through presentations and discussions with experts in the brain cancer field. It is free and open to patients, carers, or anyone interested in learning more about brain cancer.
In Focus National Survey
Researchers at UNSW Australia are looking for volunteers who have received neurotoxic chemotherapy (i.e. chemotherapy that can cause damage to the nerves) as a treatment for cancer to complete an online survey.
Through this survey, they hope to better understand the impact of side effects of chemotherapy on the lives of Australian cancer survivors. The survey is anonymous, and takes around 30 minutes to complete.
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org