Professionally Led Group

The facilitators of this group are Mary O’Brien and Pia Hirsch, both of whom are members of the Australian Association of Group Psychotherapists, and both of whom have many years of working in the field of mental health.


Groups that are professionally led have been shown to have advantages over self-help or peer support groups with this group of women, who have advanced disease.  The therapists are responsible for the maintenance of the group, and for ensuring it is a safe place where feelings can be shared with other women.

In our experience not having to deal with the day to day maintenance of the group allows for women in the group to bring their own strengths, and contribute and collaborate in whatever ways they each are able, and would like.