Wellness and Life after Cancer
These free programs helps cancer survivors and their carers move from clinical treatment to wellness. Join others dealing with the challenges and learn about practical strategies for managing life now.
Wangaratta , Wednesday 30 May, Northeast Health, Green Street, Wangaratta
Shepparton , Wednesday 30 May, Goulburn Valley Health, Graham Street, Shepparton
Capel Sound , Thursday 7 June, Seawinds Community Hub, 11a Allambi Avenue, Capel Sound
Springvale , Monday 18 June, Monash Health, 55 Buckingham Avenue, Springvale
Raising awareness of supportive care in cancer
Are you a person affected by cancer, a family member, or the support person of someone affected by Cancer? The Cancer Nursing Research Group at the University of Melbourne, and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, are carrying out a study to raise awareness of the importance of supportive care in cancer and would like to hear the views of people living with and affected by a cancer diagnosis.
Supportive care is an umbrella term used to refer to physical care, emotional care and practical care (for example helping people who have concerns about money or transport, child-care). The study involves taking part in 1 or 2 focus group meetings at a date and time convenient to you. The focus groups will last for no longer than 1.5 hours and anticipate there will be about 5-10 people in each group.
You may take part in any one of the following focus groups as convenient to you:
Friday 25th May 2018 (10.30am to 12pm) Training room 2.15 (Level 2), Department of Health and Human Services (Melbourne CBD)
Wednesday 30th May 2018 (10.30am to 12pm) Group Room, Maroondah Health
Friday 1 June 2018 (3pm to 4.30pm) Seminar Room, Warrnambool Community Health
Download flyer for more information or contact Carol Jewell, Research Assistant, Cancer Nursing Research Group, Department of Nursing, University of Melbourne
Tel: + 61 3 8559 6146, Email: email@example.com
Have you or someone close to you been affected by a rare or less common cancer?
Cancer Council Australia is conducting a study to develop appropriate resources for people diagnosed with a rare or less common cancer. We would like to hear your views on how you currently search, or access, information and support.
What does it involve?
The study involves taking part in a focus group meeting in Sydney (approximately 60 minutes) or to participate in one-to-one phone interviews for those living interstate or unable to travel to Sydney.
Why should I participate?
Your input is vital to ensure we develop resources that are useful, appropriate and fill the information needs of patients and their families. We can offer $20 for your participation.
Who can participate?
Anyone affected by a rare or less common cancer - patients, carers and family, healthcare professionals - can participate. You must be an Australian resident and over 18 years of age to participate.
How do I get involved?
Please register your interest or contact Alison on (02) 8063 4159.
Thank you for taking the time to consider this study.
This research project is being conducted by Cancer Council Australia and is funded by Cancer Australia’s Supporting people with cancer Grant Initiative. It has been approved by the Cancer Council NSW Human Research Ethics Committee.
Register your interest
Round Three of the Venture Grants Research Program at the Isabella Fraser room at the State Library Victoria.
Thursday 17 December 2020
In the lead up to holiday season, we’re encouraging Aussies to avoid using aerosol sunscreens following new evidence that it’s extremely difficult to get good levels of UV protection from these products.
Having a catch up with loved ones over tea and cake feels even more special after the events of this year. And now, you can share a morning tea with friends and family while helping people facing cancer.
As Victoria’s restrictions ease and many of us look forward to a break and time with loved ones over the festive season, for people affected by cancer this can be a particularly difficult time of year.
Gay knows all too well what it means to be a cancer carer, having cared for two partners through their diagnoses. And while being a cancer carer is never easy, for Gay it came with an extra burden: her own cancer diagnosis.