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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.

Gannawarra Cancer Support Group

The Gannawarra Cancer Support Group meets monthly on a Thursday at 1pm at a community venue in Kerang. They meet to discuss their experiences, listen to guest speakers, and share new information. The group is open to people with, or have had, cancer, their family and friends. Please call 13 11 20 for more information and to be referred to the group leader.

Eltham Prostate Cancer Information & Support Group

The Diamond Valley Prostate Cancer 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.

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.

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.

Supporting Blokes

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Sunraysia Young Women's Cancer Suppport Group

The Young Women's Cancer Support Group meets on Monday evenings at 7pm at restaurants in Mildura. The group is supported by staff at Sunraysia Cancer Resources. Group activities focus on peer discussion and social activities with some guest speakers. The group welcomes younger women (born after 1960 approximately) and women who are 5 years or more post diagnosis of any kind of cancer. Meetings are free to attend but members purchase their own meal at restaurants. Call 13 11 20 for more information and to be connected to the group leaders.

Women's Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

The Women's Head and Neck meets every 4 weeks on a Friday at a location in Parkville. The group meets to discuss their experiences and also has guest speakers. For more information, or to be put in touch with the group facilitator, 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.

Wimmera Cancer Friendship Group

The Wimmera Friendship Cancer Support Group meets in the morning of the third Tuesday of the month at a location in Horsham. Group members enjoy a cuppa and a chat together and have the occasional educational speaker. For more information, and to be put in touch with the group leader, please call 13 11 20.

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.

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.

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.

Gay Men's Prostate Cancer Support Group (Melbourne)

The Gay Men's Prostate Cancer Support Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6pm at a venue in Richmond. It receives support from Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia and welcomes all gay and bisexual men affected by prostate cancer, in addition to their partners. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions, relaxation and therapeutic activities provided by qualified practitioners. 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 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.

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.

Sunraysia Prostate Support Group

The Sunraysia Prostate Support Group meets monthly on a Wednesday morning from 6pm at a community venue in Mildura. It welcomes men with prostate cancer and their carers and partners. Activities centre around peer discussion, topics can include post-treatment issues. It is free to attend meetings. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group facilitator.

Geelong Bowel and General Cancer Support Group

The Geelong Bowel and General Cancer Support Group meets monthly in the afternoon of the third Friday of the month at a health service location in Geelong. People with any cancer, at any stage, plus their family and friends are welcome. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions and relaxation. For more information and to be put in touch with the group leader, call 13 11 20.

Berwick Women's Cancer Support Group

The Berwick Women's Cancer Support Group meets at 10am on the first Wednesday of the month at a community venue in Berwick. The group welcomes women with any kind of cancer, including breast, gynaecological (ovarian, cervical and uterine) and head and neck cancers, during and after treatment. Activities centre on peer discussion, social activities, education sessions and some fundraising projects. The group is supported by staff at St John of God Hospital. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Angliss Breast Cancer Support Group

The Angliss Breast Cancer Support group meets on the third Wednesday of the month (except January) at a venue in Ferntree Gully at midday and share a meal together. It is led by a health professional in conjunction with people who have experienced cancer. Activities include peer discussion and social activities. Meetings are free to attend but people pay for their own meal. Call 13 11 20 to find out more, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Brunswick-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.

Cowes Cancer Support Group

The Cowes Cancer Support Group meets every second month (from February) on the second Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at a community venue in Cowes. People affected by cancer, including people who care for someone with cancer, are welcome to attend. The group has members with blood, bowel, breast, lung, prostate, skin and ovarian cancers. Activities centre on peer discussion, but can also include pampering days, lunch and guest speakers. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

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.

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.

Over 40s Breast Cancer Support Group

The Over 40s Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3pm. It is supported by staff at the Think Pink Living Centre and welcomes women with breast cancer and women with lymphoedema. Activities include peer discussion and relaxation sessions. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Albury Wodonga Breast Cancer Support Group

The Albury/Wodonga Breast Cancer Support group meets monthly on a Friday morning (10am to 12pm) at a community venue in Albury. It supports all women with breast cancer, carers are also welcome. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions and relaxation sessions. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Breast Friends Cancer Support Group

The Breast Friends Cancer Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm at various restaurants around the East Melbourne/Fitzroy area. The group welcomes younger women with breast cancer and is supported by breast care nurses at the Epworth Freemason's Hospital. Activities centre upon peer discussion. Members buy their own meal but their is no other cost to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including to be connected to the group leaders to find out the location of the next meeting.

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.

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.

Austin Brain Tumour Support Group

The Austin Tumour Support Group meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month from 11am to 1.30pm. It is for people affected by primary brain tumours and their carers or family members, and welcomes people of all age groups and cultural backgrounds. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions, relaxation activities and therapeutic activities delivered by qualified practitioners. It is led by health professionals. There are no fees to attend, but parking fees apply around the hospital. 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.

Blossoms Breast Cancer Support Group for Younger Women

The Blossoms Breast Cancer Support Group provides support for younger women (under 50 years old) with breast cancer. It usually meets on a Monday evening at a venue in Sale. Activities centre around peer discussion, social activities, relaxation and meditation sessions and can include fundraising activities. The group is supported by local breast care nursing staff. Meets are free to attend but donations are accepted. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Frankston and District Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Frankston and District Prostate Cancer Support Group meets on the last Thursday of the month at 10am at a community venue in Frankston North. Activities include peer discussion, social activities and education sessions. The group also receives support from Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Meetings are free to attend, but a cold coin donation is requested to help with providing morning tea. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Melton Cancer Support Group Inc.

The Melton Cancer Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 10.30am at a community venue in Melton. It welcomes people affected by cancer, including carers. Activities centre on peer discussion and social activities, with some fundraising. Members are asked to contribute to the cost of morning tea. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Ballarat Breast Cancer Support Group

The Ballarat Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 12pm (noon) at a community venue in Ballarat. It welcomes women and men who have had breast cancer. Activities centre on discussion, social and educational sessions. There is a $2 charge per meeting. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

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.

Italian Cancer Support Group

The Italian Cancer Support group welcomes people from all cultures (including friends and family members who may act as an informal interpreter). It meets fortnightly on a Tuesday from 11am at one of two community venues, depending on the number of people expected to attend the coming meeting. The group welcomes everyone affected by cancer. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions, faith-based activities, relaxation activities and information on therapeutic practitioners. Call 13 11 20 for more information and to be put in contact with the group leader to find out the venue for the coming meeting.

Wimmera Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Wimmera Prostate Cancer Support Group meets in the afternoon of every 4th Wednesday of the month in a location in Horsham. Activities include peer discussion, lunch (participant's own cost) and guest speakers. The group welcomes men who have experienced prostate cancer and their partners or family. Meetings are free to attend (although lunch is at own expense). Call 13 11 20 for more information or to be put in touch with the group leader.

Cobram Cancer Support Group

The Cobram Cancer Support Group meets on the first Friday in the month (except January) at 1.30pm at a community venue in Cobram. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions, relaxation sessions and therapeutic activities provided by qualified practitioners. The group welcomes people with all types of cancer, including people living over the border in NSW and people of diverse cultural backgrounds. The group has members affected by blood, bowel, brain, breast, mesothelioma, prostate, skin, mouth and gynaecological cancers. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Mildura Blood Cancer Support Group

The Mildura Blood Cancer Support Group meets on the third Monday of every second month at 1.30pm at a community venue. It receives support from Sunraysia Cancer Resources and the Leukaemia Foundation. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education and relaxation sessions. All people affected by blood cancers are welcome, including people affected by lymphoedema. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

East Gippsland Cancer Support Group (Bairnsdale)

The East Gippsland Cancer Support Group in Bairnsdale meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 6pm at a community venue. It offers an informal and welcoming environment for people touched by cancer. The group shares a light supper and conversation and sometimes has a guest speaker. Some fundraising activities are also conducted. There is a $10 annual fee to cover the cost of sending a newsletter to group members. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

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 GARDS organisation also loans equipment free of charge to people who need it. Meetings are free to attend; to join 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 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.

Yarra Valley Cancer Support Group

Yarra Valley Ladies in Pink meets monthly in the Wandin area as well as running a respite house in the Powelltown area open to all people affected by cancer. The group has members affected by brain, breast, skin pancreatic and gynaecological cancer. The house, 'Heather's Haven' commemorates a local woman with breast cancer (in conjunction with the lady's husband) and can be booked by contacting the group leaders and through Cancer Council Victoria's Holiday Break Program. There is no cost to attend a group meeting and new members are welcome. The group activities include peer discussion; social activities; education sessions; relaxation and meditation sessions and fundraising. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Hamilton Cancer Support Group

The Hamilton Cancer Support Group meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month from 2pm-4pm at a community venue. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions and relaxation sessions. There is a cost of $3.50 per meeting to cover costs. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

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.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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.

Lakes Entrance Cancer Support and Friendship Group

The Lakes Entrance Cancer Support and Friendship group meets in the afternoon of the first Monday of the month in a community venue in the Lakes Entrance area. They welcome people affected by cancer and their carers and loved ones. Group activities centre around peer discussion and social events. A contribution of $2 a month towards the venue hire is appreciated. For more information, or to be put in contact with the group leader, please call 13 11 20.

Ararat and District Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Ararat and District Prostate Cancer Support Group meets in a community location in Ararat. They meet at midday on the third Wednesday of every second month (this is usually the 'odd-numbered' months). The group has peer discussions and guest speakers and is free to attend. For more information, please call 13 11 20.

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.

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.

Support Group for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer

The Support Group for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer meets monthly on a Monday at 1:30pm in a community venue in Mornington. They welcome women with metastatic breast cancer, however a conversation with the group facilitator will determine if this group is suitable for you. Activities involve a cuppa and chat, along with information and occasional guest speakers. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put into contact with the group facilitator.

GRACE (Geelong Regional Activities, Care & Education)

The GRACE Cancer Support Group meets monthly on a Tuesday or Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm at a hospital venue in Geelong, and has a coffee morning on the last Friday of the month at a café in the local area. It welcomes women with breast cancer and gynaecological cancers such as uterine, cervical and ovarian cancer, as well as carers. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions, relaxation sessions and therapeutic activities run by qualified practitioners. Meetings are free to attend but there may be small costs through the year for items such as milk. Please call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Wild Orchids Echuca Moama Breast Cancer Support Group

The Wild Orchids Echuca Moama Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the last Thursday of the month from 10am to 12pm at a community venue in Echuca. It receives support from McGrath Breast Care staff at Echuca Regional Hospital. Women and men affected by breast cancer are welcome. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions, relaxation activities and therapeutic activities provided by a qualified practitioner. 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.

Mt Eliza Myeloma Support Group

The Mt Eliza Support Group of the Myeloma Foundation of Australia meets bi-monthly at a community venue 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.

Northern Breast Cancer Support Group

The Northern Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 1pm at a hospital venue in Epping for a support group meeting, and every 4th Monday for morning tea at a café in Epping. The group welcomes women of any age with any stage of breast cancer. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions and some fundraising. Wheelchair access and interpreters can be organised if the facilitator's are notified in advance. There is a $5 yearly charge for membership to cover the costs of posting a newsletter and donations are accepted. The group also operates a Facebook page. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Neuroendocrine Tumour Patient and Carer Support Group

The Neuroendocrine Tumor Patient and Carer Support Group meets in a location in the Kew area. The meetings are in the evening but the day varies The group receives support from the Unicorn Foundation. Activities include peer discussion and education and relaxation sessions. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address and dates, and to be connected to 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.

Avoca Breast Cancer Support Group

The Avoca Breast Cancer Support group focuses on people affected by breast cancer but also provides support for women with any type of cancer, during and after their cancer treatment. It meets on the first Monday of the month (except January) at 11am. The group is mainly a social group which goes out for lunch or coffee, but are available to provide emotional support also. There is a $5 yearly membership fee but meetings are free to attend, and donations are accepted. Please call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Women's Cancer Support Group

The Women's Cancer Support Group meets on the last Friday of each month from 10am to 12pm at a hospital in Ringwood, with support from hospital staff. It welcomes women with breast and gynaecological cancers. Activities include peer discussion, education and relaxation 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 leader.

General Cancer Support Group

The General Cancer Support Group meets on the second Friday of every second month at a hospital venue in Ringwood, from 1pm to 3pm. It receives support from staff at the hospital. Activities centre around peer discussion, education sessions and relaxation activities. Anyone touched by cancer is welcome to attend. 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.

Prostate Melbourne Support Group

The Prostate Melbourne Support Group meets twice monthly, on the first Tuesday of the month, from 10am to 12.30pm at Royal Melbourne Hospital. It welcomes men with prostate cancer and other prostate health concerns and their family members and carers. The group receives support from Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia. Activities centre around peer discussion, social activities and education sessions. Meets are free to attend but there is a $15 annual membership fee. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Australian Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Australian Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Group aims to provide information and support to men with advanced prostate cancer across Australia. Members can access online discussion forums at the website and via monthly teleconferences. Members can dial in to the teleconference from a landline anywhere in Australia at a fixed low charge using a 1300 number. A member of the Group's committee will contact new members after they complete the online application form on the website. During the teleconferences members discuss their experiences and sometimes there is a health professional as guest speaker.

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.

Mansfield CanCare Cancer Support Group

The Mansfield CanCare Cancer Support Group meets on the last Friday of the month at various local lunch venues, from approximately 1.45pm to 3pm. The group supports people with several cancer types, including bowel and colorectal, breast, skin and melanoma, mouth and throat, ovarian, prostate, testicular and leukaemia. It also supports people with lymphoedema. The group supports people who are newly diagnosed, receiving treatment, caring for someone with cancer and also people who are in the 'after cancer' stage. The group welcomes men and women but is mostly attended by women. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education and relaxation sessions and some fundraising. Meetings are free to attend, however members may need to purchase their own meal. Call 13 11 20 for more information and to be connected to the group leaders.

GEMS - Girls Emerging Much Stronger

GEMS (Girls Emerging Much Stronger) meets every second Tuesday of the month at 7pm. They meet at a restaurant in Ringwood (attendees pay for their own dinner and drinks). The group support each other through social activities and peer discussion. Women with an experience of breast cancer are eligible. Call 13 11 20 for more information and to be connected to the group leaders.

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.

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.

Cervical Cancer Support Group

The Cervical Cancer Support Group meets approximately every two months, usually in the evening or on a weekend, at a cafe or restaurant in the Brighton area. It provides peer discussion and social activities for women who have an abnormal pap smear result, or cervical or other gynaecological cancer experience. Partners and other supporters are welcome to attend every second meeting. The group has a survivorship focus but the group can also provide support for an advanced cancer experience. The group receives support from BreaCan. Meetings are free to attend. Please give the group leaders advance notice if you require wheelchair access. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

High Grade Brain Tumour Support Group

The High Grade Brain Tumour Support Group meets monthly on a Tuesday afternoon (2pm to 4pm) at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Parkville. It is supported by neurosurgery staff at the Hospital. Activities centre around education and social activities. It welcomes all people affected by high grade brain tumours, including carers and family members. The meeting is free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

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.

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.

Colac Cancer Support Group

The Colac Cancer Support Group meets weekly on a Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm at a community venue in Colac. It welcomes people with all cancers and their families and carers, with particular emphasis on breast, prostate and gynaecological cancers. Activities centre upon peer discussion. 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 leaders.

WIGS Cancer Support Group

The WIGS Cancer Support Group meets on the second Thursday of the month from 12pm at a variety of lunch venues in the Warragul area. Activities centre around social activities at which cancer experiences are shared. People with any kind of cancer, and their carers and family members, and people who have lost someone to cancer, are welcome to attend. The group has members with bowel, breast, head and neck and skin cancers. Meetings are free to attend (lunch may be at member's own cost however). Call 13 11 20 for more information and to be put in contact with the group leaders to find out the venue for upcoming meetings.

Warrnambool and District Breast Cancer Support Group

The Warrnambool and District Breast Cancer Support group meets on the third Monday of the month at 12pm at a community venue in Warrnambool. It welcomes people with breast, brain, ovarian and blood cancer and lymphoedema, as well as carers. The group raises funds for its local hospital, enabling the purchase of new equipment; other activities include peer discussion and social activities over lunch. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact location, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Deniliquin Breast Cancer Support Group

The Deniliquin Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the third Thursday of the month from 11am to 12.30pm (usually) at a community venue in Deniliquin, just over the Victorian border. The group occasionally meets at cafes or other venues in the area. The group welcomes women affected by breast cancer and lymphoedema and can also provide support to women with gynaecological cancers (such as cervical cancer) as needed. Activities include peer discussion, social activities and education and therapeutic sessions from qualified practitioners. 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.

Latrobe Valley Prostate Support Group

The Latrobe Valley Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at 7pm on a the fourth Wednesday of the month at a community venue in Morwell. The group is supported by Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia. It welcomes men with prostate health problems, including cancer, and their partners. Activities centre on peer discussion and social activities, with some fundraising activities held through the year. 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.

Sunraysia Cancer Support Group Inc

The Sunraysia Cancer Support Group Inc. meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 1.30pm at a community venue in Mildura. Activities centre on fundraising but also include peer discussion and social activities. The group provides support to all people affected by cancer. There is a $1 annual membership fee. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

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.

Melmarsh Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Melmarsh Prostate Cancer Support group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm and on the third Wednesday of the month at 10am at a community venue in Melton. It welcomes men affected by prostate cancer and their families. The group conducts a wide variety of activities including peer discussion. Donations are accepted at the meeting. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Hastings Coffee Morning for Women with Cancer

The Hastings Coffee Morning for Women with Cancer meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 10.30am at a hospital venue in Hastings. The group is supported by staff at The Bays Hospital and provides links to other Support groups including Breast Intentions and the Mornington Peninsula Women's Cancer Support Group. Activities centre on peer discussion. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Bass Coast Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Bass Coast Prostate Cancer Support Group meets on the first Friday of every second month (commencing in February) at 1.30pm at a community venue in Inverloch. The group welcomes all men affected by prostate cancer and their family and friends, the group has also had men with other cancer types needing support attend. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions and fundraising. Meetings are free to attend but donations are welcome. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

South Eastern Private Breast Cancer Family Support Group

The South Eastern Private Breast Cancer Family Support Group meets monthly on a Thursday evening (6.30pm to 9.30pm) at a venue in Springvale. 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.

Hamilton Breast Cancer Support Group

The Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm (4pm in Winter) at a community health venue in Hamilton. It welcomes all women who have had a breast cancer experience. Activities include peer discussion, social activities and education sessions, as well as some fundraising. There is a charge of $3.50 to attend a meeting to cover costs. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Wangaratta Cancer Support Group

The Wangaratta Cancer Support Group meets on the second Wednesday of every second month for a lunch or dinner at a restaurant in Wangaratta. The group is open to anyone with a cancer experience and partners are welcome. Activities are primarily social. Donations are accepted and directed to relevant organisations, such as palliative care agencies in the area. Call 13 11 20 for more information and to be connected to the group leaders to find out the venue and date of the next meeting.

LEAP - Womens breast cancer support group

The LEAP Cancer Support Group meets monthly on a Friday afternoon (1pm) at a community venue in Burwood. It welcomes all women affected by breast cancer, though women with advanced cancer or bereaved as a result of cancer may not find the group meets their needs. Activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions, relaxation activities, therapeutic activities delivered by qualified practitioners and some fundraising (particularly supporting cancer agencies). 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.

Hydatidiform Molar Pregnancy Support Group

The Hydatidiform Molar Pregnancy Support Group conducts meetings when requested but primarily functions as telephone-based support. It is open to all women with this kind of uterine cells and activities centre on peer discussion. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including to be connected to the group leaders.

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.

Prostate Cancer Support Group Bendigo

The Bendigo and District Prostate Cancer Support Group meets monthly on a Thursday evenings at a community venue in Eaglehawk. The group offers 3-4 education sessions per year with less formal social and discussion catch-ups in between. The group's activities include peer discussion, social activities and education sessions; committees for fundraising and other initiatives operate separately if members are interested. The group receives support from Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia and staff at local health services. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, 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.

Grey Matters Tumour Support Group

The Grey Matters Cancer Support Group meets monthly at a community venue in Carlton North. It welcomes people with benign brain tumours or low-grade brain cancers and their carers and family members. Activities centre on peer discussion and social activities but also include relaxation activities and a variety other events. A gold coin donation is requested but not compulsory to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leaders.

Mayflies Support Group for Women with Secondary Cancer

The Mayflies Support Group for Women with Metastatic Cancer meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 10am at a community venue in East Albury. It welcomes all women with an advanced cancer experience. Meetings are run by a health professional from Gateway Health and centre on discussion with guest speakers as requested. 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.

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.

Corner Inlet Chat Group

The Corner Inlet Chat Cancer Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm (usually) at a community venue in Foster. The meeting welcomes all people affected by cancer. Activities include peer discussion, education sessions including talks from legal/medical and other professionals and social events such as music from local school groups and travel talks. A local GP acts as patron for the group. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Mt Beauty - Upper Kiewa Valley Cancer Support Group

The Mt Beauty-Upper Kiewa Valley Cancer Support Group meets every second month on a Saturday at various times and community venues in Mt Beauty. New group members will be supported individually by the group leader, a community health worker, before attending the meeting if this will help them feel more comfortable attending. The group has been attended mainly by women in the past but welcomes men too. Activities include social activities, peer discussion and some relaxation or pampering activities. Meetings are free to attend. Call 13 11 20 for more information and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Young Ones Support Group

The Young Ones Cancer Support Group meets monthly on a Wednesday morning at cafes in Hamilton. It focuses on younger women who have experienced breast cancer but can also support women with other cancer types. Activities centre around peer discussion. Meetings are free to attend, but members may purchase their own food or drinks. Call 13 11 20 for more information and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Werribee and District Cancer Support Group

The Werribee and District Cancer Support Group meets monthly on a Tuesday evening (7pm to 8.30pm) at a community venue in Werribee. It welcomes people affected by cancer and their families and carers. Activities centre around peer discussion (on a wide range of topics, including topics other than cancer) and social activities. Meetings are free to attend, however a gold coin donation is welcomed to help with the cost of hiring the room. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact meeting address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

Shepparton Prostate Support Group

The Shepparton Prostate Support Group meets on a Thursday evening (7pm) every two months. It receives support from Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia and a local continence nurse. It meets in a community health venue and meetings are free to attend. It welcomes all men affected by prostate cancer; activities include peer discussion, social activities, education sessions and therapeutic activities delivered by qualified practitioners. Call 13 11 20 for more information, including the exact address, and to be put in contact with the group leader.

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