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Eltham Prostate Cancer Information & Support Group

The Eltham Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7pm at a community venue in Eltham. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions, relaxation activities, therapeutic activities provided by qualified practitioners and some fundraising. The group welcomes anyone affected by prostate cancer. Meetings are free to attend, but donations are accepted. Call 13 11 20 for more information, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Mildura Myeloma Information and Support Group

The Mildura Myeloma Support Group meets every 2-3 months on a Friday from 10am to 12pm at a community venue in Mildura. Activities include peer discussion, social activities and education sessions from a myeloma nurse. There is no cost to attend meetings. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Beaumaris Myeloma Information and Support Group

The Beaumaris Myeloma Support Group meets bi-monthly on a Thursday from 10am to 12pm at a community venue. Activities include peer discussion, social activities and education sessions from a myeloma nurse. There is no cost to attend meetings. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Kew Myeloma Support Group

The Kew Myeloma Information and Support group meets bi-monthly from 10am-12pm on a Thursday at a community venue. Activities include peer discussion (facilitated by a myeloma nurse) and education sessions. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Geelong Myeloma Support Group

The Geelong Myeloma Support Group meets bi-monthly at a venue in Geelong on a Thursday from 10am to 12pm. Activities include peer discussion, social activities and education sessions. The group is supported by staff from the Myeloma Foundation. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Ballarat Myeloma Information and Support Group

The Ballarat Myeloma Information and Support group meets every 2-3 months from 10am-11:30am on a Thursday at a community venue. Activities include peer discussion (facilitated by a myeloma nurse) and education sessions. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Partners and Carers Myeloma Information and Support Group

The Partners and Carers Myeloma Information and Support group meets every 2-3 months from 1:00pm-2:30pm on a Friday and are online via Zoom Cloud. Activities include peer discussion (facilitated by a myeloma nurse) and education sessions. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the video link, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Warrnambool Myeloma Information and Support Group

The Warrnambool Myeloma Information and Support group meets every 2-3 months from 10am-11:30am on a Friday at a community venue. Activities include peer discussion (facilitated by a myeloma nurse) and education sessions. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Swan Hill Myeloma Information and Support Group

The Swan Hill Myeloma Information and Support group meets every 2-3 months from 1:00pm-2:30pm on a Thursday at a community venue. Activities include peer discussion (facilitated by a myeloma nurse) and education sessions. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Shepparton Myeloma Information and Support Group

The Shepparton Myeloma Information and Support group meets every 2-3 months from 1:00pm-2:30pm on a Thursday at a community venue. Activities include peer discussion (facilitated by a myeloma nurse) and education sessions. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Ringwood Myeloma Information and Support Group

The Ringwood Myeloma Information and Support group meets every 2-3 months from 10am-11:30am on a Thursday at a community venue. Activities include peer discussion (facilitated by a myeloma nurse) and education sessions. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Portland Myeloma Information and Support Group

The Portland Myeloma Information and Support group meets every 2-3 months from 2:00pm-3:30pm on a Friday at a community venue. Activities include peer discussion (facilitated by a myeloma nurse) and education sessions. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Mornington Peninsula Myeloma Information and Support Group

The Mornington Peninsula Myeloma Information and Support group meets every 2-3 months from 1:00-2:30pm on a Thursday at a community venue. Activities include peer discussion (facilitated by a myeloma nurse) and education sessions. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Horsham Myeloma Information and Support Group

The Horsham Myeloma Information and Support group meets every 2-3 months on a Friday at 9:30 at a community venue. Activities include peer discussion (facilitated by a myeloma nurse) and education sessions. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Coburg Myeloma Information and Support Group

The Brunswick-Coburg Myeloma Information and Support group meets bi-monthly from 10am-12pm on a Thursday at a community venue. Activities include peer discussion (facilitated by a myeloma nurse) and education sessions. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Bairnsdale Myeloma Information and Support Group

The Bairnsdale Myeloma Information and Support group meets every 2-3 ,months from 12:00-1:30pm on a Thursday at a community venue. Activities include peer discussion (facilitated by a myeloma nurse) and education sessions. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Younger Persons Myeloma Information and Support Group

The Younger Persons Myeloma Information and Support Group meets quarterly on a Thursday evening at a venue in Richmond. They welcome younger people living with myeloma and their families. Activities include peer discussion, education sessions and a light dinner. For more information and to be put in touch with the group leader, please call 13 11 20.

Bendigo Myeloma Information and Support Group

The Bendigo Myeloma Information and Support Group meets every second month on a Wednesday morning in a health service location in Bendigo. They welcome any people with myeloma and their supporters. Activities include peer discussion and education sessions. For more information and to be put in contact with the group leader, please call 13 11 20.

Wangaratta Myeloma Information and Support Group

The Wangaratta Myeloma Information and Support Group meets on a Thursday morning every second month in a community location in Wangaratta. Activities include peer discussion and education sessions. For more information and to be put in contact with the group leader, please call 13 11 20.

Albury Wodonga Myeloma Information and Support Group

The Albury Wodonga Myeloma Information and Support Group meets every second month on a Friday morning in a health service in Albury. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions and therapeutic activities. For more information and to be put in contact with the group leader, please call 13 11 20

Berwick Myeloma Information and Support

The Berwick Myeloma Information and Support group meets every second month on a Friday morning in a health service in Berwick. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions (with occasional guest speakers) and therapeutic activities. For more information and to be put in touch with the group leader, please call 13 11 20.

Sunshine Myeloma Information and Support

The Sunshine Myeloma Information and Support group meets in the morning on a Thursday on every second month in a community location in Braybrook. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, educational sessions (and guest speakers) and therapeutic activities. For more information and to be put in contact with the group leader, please call 13 11 20

Warragul Myeloma Information and Support Group Dinner

The Warragul Myeloma Information and Support Group Dinner meets at 6pm on the 2nd Thursday of the month, on alternate months. They meet at various restaurants in the Gippsland area so callers are advised to check ahead for the location for that month. The group is facilitated by a health professional from Myeloma Australia. Please call 13 11 20 for more information and to be put in touch with the group facilitator.

Traralgon Myeloma Information and Support Group

The Traralgon Myeloma Information and Support Group meet at 10am on the 3rd Wednesday of alternate months at a location in Traralgon. Participants can enjoy morning tea, guest speakers and discussions together. For more information, including the exact location, please call 13 11 20 to be put in touch with the group facilitator.

Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS Support Group

The Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS Support Group meets monthly on the last Tuesday of the month at 1:30, and at 7:30 on the third Tuesday evening of the month, at a community venue in Newborough. The group receives support from the Asbestos Council of Victoria and the Gippsland Asbestos-related Disease Service staff. It welcomes people affected by mesothelioma, mouth, lung and throat cancers as well as their families. Activities include peer discussion, social activities (including outings to places of interest locally), education, relaxation and fundraising activities; the GAR the organisation there is a joining fee of $5 then a yearly charge ($11 for employed people and $3 for pensioners and concession holders). The group can organise interpreters DS organisation also loans equipment free of charge to people who need it. Meetings are free to attend; to joinfor members wishing to attend if notified in advance. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Pink n Teals

The Pink n Teals Cancer Support Group meet every 1st Wednesday evening at 6:30pm at a different location each month. They welcome women with a breast or ovarian cancer diagnosis - those currently with cancer and those living after cancer. They meet in various social settings and have fun, while also offering information and support.

Bendigo Cancer Support Group

The Bendigo Cancer Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 1pm at a location in Strathdale (Bendigo). The group welcomes anyone affected by cancer - people with cancer, carers and friends. Group activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions and guest speakers. Meetings are free to attend, donations are accepted. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Thursday Girls Cancer Support Group Inc.

The Thursday Girls group meets weekly on a Thursday from 9.30am to 10.30am at a community venue in Box Hill. It is a support group for women with advanced breast cancer, facilitated by qualified and experienced social workers. There is no fixed agenda for group sessions. Topic for discussion depend on what is brought up by the members. There is also a strong social component and after the group members meet up for an informal morning tea. It is free to attend this group. Call 13 11 20 for more information or to be put in contact with the group facilitators.

Horsham Friends Abreast

The Horsham Friends Abreast group meets on the first Friday of the month from 11.30am at a community venue in Horsham. It welcomes all women on a breast cancer journey, primarily survivors but also women whose cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Activities include a shared BYO lunch, peer discussion, social activities, education sessions, therapeutic sessions provided by qualified practitioners and some fundraising activities. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Young Ostomates United Inc

Young Ostomates United meets 2-3 times a year as members' needs determine at a venue in St Kilda Road in Melbourne. The group remains in communication with each other through other channels in between meetings to provide support to each other. The group welcomes younger people, including children, with a stoma relating to bowel, colorectal and bladder cancer, among other conditions that may necessitate a stoma. The group is led by a health professional and provides education and peer discussion opportunities for members. Membership fees of $15 ($10 concession) apply; a gold coin donation is requested at social events. Call 13 11 20 for more information and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Beyond Pink Metastatic (Advanced) Breast Cancer Support Group

The Bellarine Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group meets monthly on a Monday morning at a community venue in Drysdale. Activities include peer discussion, education sessions and social activities. For more information, and to be put in touch with the group leader, please call 13 11 20.

Essendon Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Essendon Prostate Cancer Support Group meets monthly on a Monday evening (7pm) at a community venue in Essendon. It welcomes men experiencing prostate cancer and their families. Activities involve peer discussion, education sessions and awareness raising; fundraising activities are also conducted. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Geelong Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Geelong Prostate Support Group meets on the last Friday of the month at 10am at a location in Geelong. The group welcomes men affected by prostate health issues, including cancer, and their partners. Group activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions and public awareness activities. Meetings are free to attend, donations are accepted. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Bayside Kingston Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Bayside Kingston Prostate Cancer Support Group meets monthly on a Monday morning in the Beaumaris/Mentone area. The meeting welcomes men with any stage of prostate cancer as well as their partners. Activities include education sessions, peer discussion and social activities. A $5 donation is requested to cover morning tea and contribute to a Christmas function. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Westgate Region Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Westgate Region Prostate Cancer Support Group meets monthly on a Monday morning at 9.30am at a community venue in Altona Meadows. The group receives support from Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions, relaxation activities, therapeutic sessions provided by qualified practitioners and some fundraising. Meetings are free to attend, but donations are accepted. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Ringwood Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Ringwood Prostate Cancer Support Group meets monthly on a Tuesday evening (7pm) at a community venue in Ringwood. It receives support from Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia. It welcomes everyone affected by prostate cancer. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education and community information sessions. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Box Hill Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Box Hill Prostate Cancer Support Group meets in the morning of the third Tuesday of the month at a central location in Box Hill. The group consists mainly of men over 50 and their partners. Group activities include guest speakers, discussion and social events. For more information, and to be put in touch with the group leader, please call 13 11 20.

South Eastern Prostate Cancer Support Group

The South Eastern Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at 7:00pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at a community location in Dandenong. They typically have group discussion and guest speakers and sometimes have fundraising activities. There is no fee to attend. For more information, including being put in touch with the group leader, please call 13 11 20.

Peninsula Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Peninsula Prostate Cancer Support Group meets monthly on a Wednesday evening (7pm) at a community venue in Mornington. It welcomes men experiencing prostate cancer and their families. Activities involve peer discussion, education sessions and social functions; fundraising activities are also conducted. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Pancare Online Carers Support Group

This Carer's Support Group is run by Pancare and is held online via MS Teams. The group welcomes those who are carers and friends of people with pancreatic or upper GI cancer. For more information, and to be put in contact with the group coordinator, please call 13 11 20.

Pancare Online Information and Support Group

The Pancare Online Information and Support Group meets via MS Teams on the third Thursday of the month from 11am to 1pm. These sessions are information based with guest presenters who are specialists in their field. For more information, and to be put in touch with the group coordinator, please call 13 11 20.

Pancare Online Grief, Loss and Life Cancer Support Group

This online support group is run by Pancare via Microsoft Teams platform on the second Thursday of the month from 11am to 1pm. This group welcomes those who have lost a loved one from pancreatic and other upper gastrointestinal cancers. To find out more information, and to be put in touch with the group coordinator, please call 13 11 20.

Pancare Online Patient Support Group

This online group is run by Pancare via MS Teams platform. It is for people with pancreatic or upper GI cancers. The group meets on the first Thursday of the month from 11am to 1pm. For more information and to be put in touch with the group coordinator, please call 131120.

Second Hope Breast Cancer Support Group

The Second Hope Breast Cancer Support Group meets every third Wednesday of the month, at a breast cancer health organisation in St Kilda Road. It welcomes women with metastatic breast cancer. Please note that the venue does not have wheelchair access. Activities include peer discussion and relaxation activities, as well as some education sessions at members' request. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Supporting Blokes Cancer Support Group

The Supporting Blokes group offers support to male partners/carers of women with breast cancer. It gives male partners a chance to share experiences, learn coping strategies and gather information. Light refreshments are provided. The group meets every second Wednesday of the month in the evening at a breast cancer health venue in St Kilda Road. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Pink Sisters Under 50s Breast Cancer Support Group

The Pink Sisters Under 40s Support Group meets on a monthly basis at a venue in St Kilda Road. Women diagnosed before the age of 40 with breast cancer from any cultural background are welcome to attend. The meetings are usually every first Thursday of the month, from 12:pm to 2pm. The group receives support from the Think Pink Living Centre, including access to a breast care nurse. Call 13 11 20 for more information and to be connected to the group leader.

Beyond Pink Breast Cancer Support Group

Beyond Pink is a support group for women with breast cancer once treatment has finished. The group meets in a Melbourne location on the first Tuesday of the month in the evening and is free to attend. Activities include open discussion and guest speakers. For more information, and to be put in contact with group leader, please call 13 11 20 and speak to one of our cancer nurses

Hot Pink Sisters Breast Cancer Support Group

The Hot Pink Sisters Breast Cancer Support Group is a group for younger women with breast cancer. It is also open to carers and loved ones. The group meets at a location in Melbourne on a Wednesday evening every month. Activities include peer discussion, educational speakers and some therapeutic activities. For more information and to be put in contact with the group leader, please call 13 11 20 and speak to one of our cancer nurses.

The Valley Dolls Breast Cancer Support Group

The Valley Dolls Breast Cancer Family Support Group meets monthly on a Thursday evening (6.30pm to 9.30pm) at a venue in Mulgrave. The day of the meeting and location of meeting vary so call 13 11 20 for more information and to be put in contact with the group leader. The group receives support from South Eastern and Valley Private Hospital staff and welcomes women who have been diagnosed with or survived breast cancer and their families. Activities centre on social and education sessions with some relaxation and fundraising activities. Meetings are free to attend but donations are appreciated to cover tea and coffee.

Pancare Patient Support Group

The Pancare Patient Support Group meets monthly on a Friday afternoon(2pm) at a community venue in Ivanhoe. It welcomes people experiencing pancreatic and other upper-GI cancers. Activities involve peer discussion, education sessions, social activities, relaxation sessions and therapeutic activities. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS Support Group - METRO

The Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS Support Group - METRO meets monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month at 1:30 at a community venue in Chadstone. The group receives support from the Asbestos Council of Victoria and the Gippsland Asbestos-related Disease Service staff. It welcomes people affected by mesothelioma, silica. mouth, lung and throat cancers as well as their families. Activities include peer discussion, social activities and information. Meetings are free to attend; to join the organisation there is a joining fee of $5 then a yearly charge. The group can organise interpreters for members wishing to attend if notified in advance. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Love & Light Lung Cancer Support Group

This group meets at the Wellbeing Centre at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre on the 3rd Monday afternoon of the month for a group meeting. The group welcomes those with cancer and their carers. Group activities include peer discussion, education sessions and therapeutic activities. Call 13 11 20 for more information and to be connected to the group leaders.

Laryngectomee Association of Victoria Inc - Support Group

The Laryngectomee Association of Victoria Inc. Support Group meets monthly on a Sunday morning (11.30am) at a community venue in South Yarra. The venue is accessible by public transport and includes features such as accessible toilets, however there are no ramps into the building. The group welcomes people who have laryngectomees and people who have similar vocal conditions (not necessarily caused by cancer) as well as carers and family members. Activities such as peer discussion and education sessions are sometimes split into two groups so people experiencing cancer and carers can each discuss matters of importance to them. There are no fees to attend meetings; a voluntary membership fee of $15 is required if members wish to vote at the yearly AGM. Donations are accepted. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group facilitator.

Melanoma Patients Australia Support Group - Melbourne

The Melbourne Melanoma Patients Australia Support Group meets monthly on a Thursday evening at a community venue in the Bentleigh area at 7 pm. The group receives support from Melanoma Patients Australia, call 1300 88 44 50 for more information about melanoma. Activities include peer discussion, social activities and education sessions. People with melanoma and their family and friends are welcome to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address of the support group meeting, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Ovarian Cancer Australia's Diagnosis, Treatment & Beyond Telephone Support group

The Ovarian Cancer Australia Telephone Support Group for Women with Cancer Recurrence meets monthly by freecall teleconference on the second Tuesday of the month from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. The group is facilitated by staff at OCA and is suitable for women currently experiencing cancer, including advanced cancer. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Ovarian Cancer Australia Telephone Group for Newly Diagnosed Women

The Ovarian Cancer Australia Telephone Support Group for Newly Diagnosed Women meets monthly by freecall teleconference on the second Tuesday of the month from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. The group is facilitated by staff at OCA and is suitable for women adjusting to an ovarian cancer diagnosis. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Western Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group

The Western Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group meets monthly on a Tuesday from 12.30pm to 3pm, usually at a health venue in Altona Meadows but sometimes at local cafes for lunch. The group receives support from staff at ISIS Primary Care. The group welcomes women affected by breast cancer and their families and friends. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions, relaxation sessions, therapeutic activities provided by qualified professionals and some fundraising. Interpreters can be arranged if the leader is notified in advance. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Chinese Cancer Support Group - Springvale (Chinese Speaking)

The Chinese Cancer Support Group operates monthly on a Saturday from 10am to 12pm at a community venue in Springvale. It is run by the Chinese Cancer & Chronic Illness Society Victoria. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions, relaxation and meditation activities, other activities including tai chi, resistance exercise, dancing and crafts, therapeutic activities conducted by qualified practitioners and some fundraising activities. People affected by any cancer type who are of Chinese background are welcome. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Chinese Cancer Support Group - Footscray (Chinese Speaking)

The Footscray Chinese Cancer Support Group operates monthly on a Saturday from 2pm to 4pm at a community venue in Footscray. It is run by the Chinese Cancer Society Victoria. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions, relaxation and meditation activities, other activities including tai chi, resistance exercise, dancing and crafts, therapeutic activities conducted by qualified practitioners and some fundraising activities. People affected by any cancer type who are of Chinese background are welcome. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Chinese Cancer Support Group - Box Hill (English speaking)

The English-speaking Chinese Cancer Support Group operates monthly on a Saturday from 11am to 12pm at a community venue in Box Hill. It is run by the Chinese Cancer Society Victoria. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions, relaxation and meditation activities, other activities including tai chi, resistance exercise, dancing and crafts, therapeutic activities conducted by qualified practitioners and some fundraising activities. People affected by any cancer type who are of Chinese background are welcome. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Chinese Cancer Support Group - Box Hill (Mandarin Group)

The Mandarin Cancer Support Group operates fortnightly on a Saturday from 11am to 2pm at a community venue in Box Hill. It is run by the Chinese Cancer & Chronic Illness Society Victoria. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions, relaxation and meditation activities, other activities including tai chi, resistance exercise, dancing and crafts, therapeutic activities conducted by qualified practitioners and some fundraising activities. People affected by any cancer type who are of Chinese background are welcome. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Chinese Cancer Support Group - Box Hill (Cantonese and Mandarin)

The Box Hill Chinese Cancer Support Group operates weekly on a Tuesday from 10.30am to 2.30pm at a community venue in Box Hill. It is run by the Chinese Cancer Society Victoria. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions, relaxation and meditation activities, other activities including tai chi, resistance exercise, dancing and crafts, therapeutic activities conducted by qualified practitioners and some fundraising activities. People affected by any cancer type who are of Chinese background are welcome. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Shepparton Cancer Support Group

The Shepparton Cancer Support Group meets on a Wednesday morning at 10am at a community venue in Shepparton. It receives support from staff at Primary Care Connect. The group supports people with any cancer type and their friends, family members and support people. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions and some fundraising. Interpreters can be organised for the meeting if advance notice is given. There are no fees to attend but members are encouraged to bring a plate of food to share if they are able to. For more information, including to be connected to the group leaders, please call 13 11 20.

Banyule Breast Cancer Support Group - Forget me nots

The Banyule 'Forget Me Nots' Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the first Monday of the month (except for November, when it meets on the second Monday) from 10am to 12pm at a community venue in West Heidelberg. There is also another group meeting at 7pm on the 3rd Monday of the month. The time of the meeting varies if the group has a social outing or lunch planned. The group welcomes all women affected by breast cancer, including carers. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education and relaxation sessions. Activities are planned once a year and vary depending on the needs of the group members. There are no fees to attend meetings, however the costs of outings are paid for by individual members. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Prostate Heidelberg Support Group

The Prostate Heidelberg Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 10am to 12:30pm at a community venue in Ivanhoe. It welcomes men affected by prostate cancer and their carers. Activities include peer discussion, education sessions and social activities. It is free to attend meetings however there is a $10annual subscription to cover morning tea and coffee (this covers both the member and their partner) and donations are gratefully accepted. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Echuca Bereavement Walking Group

The Echuca Bereavement Walking group meets in the morning on the last Wednesday of the month at a location in Echuca. They go for a gentle walk around the community and then have morning tea together. They occasionally enjoy listening to a guest speaker. For more information, and to be put in contact with the group leader, please call 13 11 20.

Victorian Head and Neck Cancer Education and Support Group

The Victorian Head and Neck Cancer Education and Support Group meets every second month, alternating between Wednesday and Thursday mornings, in a public location in Melbourne. Group activities involve peer discussion and guest speakers on educational topics. For more information, and to be put in touch with the group leader, please call 13 11 20.

Brimbank Breast Cancer Support Group

The Brimbank Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm at a community venue in Delahey. The group focuses on women living life after cancer. Activities include peer discussion, social activities (including dinner at restaurants), education sessions, relaxation and therapeutic activities provided by a qualified practitioner as well as some fundraising. A gold coin donation is requested at meetings. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Stomal Therapy Support Group

The Stomal Therapy Support Group meets every second month on a Friday from 11am at a hospital in Mildura. The group is supported by a stomal therapy nurse and by Sunraysia Cancer Resources. Activities centre around peer discussion and social activities, but includes education sessions on topics such as new and helpful products. The group welcomes people with bowel, colorectal and bladder cancers and their carers and family members, and has members from diverse backgrounds. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Southwest Young Women's Cancer Support Group (Warrnambool)

The Southwest Young Women's Cancer Support Group meets on a monthly basis on a weekday (permanent day and time yet to be confirmed) at a community venue in Warrnambool. Activities include education sessions, peer discussion and social activities. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in touch with the group facilitator.

Mornington Peninsula Womens Cancer Support Group

The Mornington Peninsula Women's Cancer Support Group meets monthly on a Wednesday afternoon (12.30pm to 2pm) at the Bays Hospital. The group receives support from nursing staff at the Hospital. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions, relaxation and meditation sessions and therapeutic activities conducted by qualified practitioners. The group welcomes women with any kind of cancer and their partners. The group also offers a community freezer for short term meal help for people undergoing treatment and support through a Facebook page. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Breast Intentions

The Breast Intentions Cancer Support Group meets monthly on a Wednesday evening at the Bays Hospital in Mornington. It receives support from breast care nurses at the hospital. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions, relaxation and meditation sessions and therapeutic activities delivered by qualified practitioners. The group also offers a community freezer to provide meals for people undergoing treatment. It welcomes women with breast cancer, including advanced breast cancer. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting time and address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Melbourne Ovarian Cancer Support Group

The Ovarian Cancer Support Group meets on the third Thursday of the month from 10.30am to 12 noon in Melbourne. the group welcomes women with ovarian cancer; carers and family members are also welcome. Activities centre on peer discussion, education and relaxation sessions. The group is facilitated by staff from Ovarian Cancer Australia. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Geelong Brain Cancer Support Group

The Geelong Brain Cancer Support Group meets monthly on a Monday evening (7pm to 9pm) at a community venue in Geelong. It receives support from the Peace of Mind Foundation. People with brain tumours, including benign tumours, and their carers and family members are welcome to attend. Activities focus on peer discussion, education sessions, social activities and therapeutic activities delivered by qualified practitioners. There is no cost to attend meetings but donations are accepted. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

The 4Cs - Chicks with Cancer who Coffee and Chat

The 4Cs (Chicks with Cancer who Coffee and Chat) meets three times per month at a variety of location in the Eltham and Diamond Creek area. There is a daytime meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 1pm, an evening meeting at a café on the last Thursday of the month at 7pm and a coffee catchup on the first Thursday of the month from 10am. Members purchase their own food at the latter two, but there is no other cost to attend. Activities centre on peer discussion and social activities but educational sessions are sometimes held. Women with any type of cancer are welcome to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Searching by postcode may provide a good indication of relevant support groups, but is not 100% reliable. If you find no groups, or do not find the expected results, try searching with other options on this form. Alternatively, please call 13 11 20 to speak to one of our nurses who can assist you to find a suitable group.
 

Please note: Meeting location and contact details are not displayed publicly to protect the privacy and safety of all group participants. Call 13 11 20 for more information about a group.

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