Cancer Australia was established by the Australian Government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers. Cancer Australia aims to reduce the impact of cancer, address disparities and improve outcomes for people affected by cancer by leading and coordinating national, evidence-based interventions across the continuum of care. www.bcna.org.au
The peak national consumer organisation for women affected with breast cancer. A variety of resources including the book ‘Messages of Hope and Inspiration for Women Affected with Advanced Breast Cancer.
The web site for the New South Wales Breast Cancer Institute
Practical support services (Home/Get Support/Practical Support Services) available to Queensland people with cancer or their carers experiencing various difficulties as a result of their cancer.
Families and Children
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Several women have spoken of the benefits of Yin Yoga – this is a yoga studio in Brisbane with teachers who run classes in Yin Yoga. There is a great deal of information on their website. They can also help find a studio for those not in their area.
An organisation offering those living with breast cancer the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing time of sanctuary in a beautiful country environment free of charge
Breast Cancer Network of Australia
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is Australia’s leading breast cancer consumer organisation.
a free Queensland-wide telephone and online support service that operates 24/7. They provide emotional and practical support to palliative care patients, as well as their family and friends. Their contact number is 1800 772 273 and their web address is:
a Qld Government 24/7 helpline for medical queries. Their contact number is 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) and their web address is:
a bulk-billing after hours home doctor service that operates in South East Queensland. All Medicare card holders are able to use this free service, which is available after 6pm Monday to Friday, after 12pm on Saturday and all day on Sunday and public holidays. Their contact number is 13 SICK (13 74 25) and their web address is:
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operated by Cancer Council Queensland, this is a telephone service that provides emotional and practical support for people with cancer, as well as their family and friends. It operates Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm.
Cancer patients and/or their family and friends can also have 6 free counseling sessions with a psychologist either via telephone or face-to-face at one of nine offices across Queensland. A free telephone nurse counselling service is also available.
Communify is an independent, profit-for-good organisation. Locally based, we provide opportunities for people, whatever their stage of life, to join activities that are interesting, stimulating and that support an active, healthy and socially connected life.We are committed to finding innovative ways to deliver services that respond to people’s changing needs and to provide community members with affordable, flexible and genuine solutions to the challenges that life can present.