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Community Support Programmes

Youth Cancer Services, CanTeen

www.canteen.org.au

Research project

The Unmet Supportive Care Needs of Arab People Affected by Cancer

مشروع برنامج لدعم مرضى السرطان العرب Lara Taouk Sleiman interviews Researcher Ibrahim Alananzah

مشروع برنامج لدعم مرضى السرطان العرب
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Lara Taouk Sleiman interviews Researcher Ibrahim Alananzah
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Ibrahim Alananzah is an affiliate at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research and a research assistant at the School of Nursing and Midwifery UWS.

Camden Breast Cancer Support Group

Dates: Meets Monthly on a Wednesday
Venue: The Undercroft, Camden Civic Centre, Camden
Time
: 7.00pm

Contact: Melanie
Phone: 0404802533

LIVERPOOL BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS GROUP

An informal group of ladies who meet for support, a coffee  and a chat

Dates: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month
Venue: Michelle's Patisserie - Westfield Shopping Centre, Liverpool
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Contact: Annie Lawson (between 9am- 5pm) 
Phone: 02 9822 8314

PARRAMATTA SOIREE - (a Cancer Council NSW group)

A friendship group for the Under 50's yr. old who's had Breast Cancer and want to be part of a group and share with others. Tea, coffee is provided and you can bring supper to share.

Dates: Monthly meeting held on the 4th Thursday
Venue: The Parkroyal Hotel Phillip St ,PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
Time: 6.15 - 8.15

Contact: Julie
Phone: 0405 524 319   

parrasoiree@nswcc.org.au

Liverpool Blood Cancer Education and Support - LEUKAEMIA FOUNDATION 

A group for patients and their families, living with Leukaemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma and related blood and bone marrow disorders to share experiences and exchange information in an informal and  supportive  environment.

Dates: Every 2nd Friday of the month
Venue: Wellness Centre Level 1 Cancer Therapy  Liverpool hospital Elizabeth street Liverpool 2170
Contact: Emily Barry (02) 4222 0602 or 0423 293 799 or email: ebarry@leukaemia.org.au

Look good feel better

A free appearance and image confidence building session through hands on support to restore a positive image using appropriate skin care and cosmetics. Held monthly at the following venues

Liverpool
Venue: Liverpool Hospital Thomas Rachel Moore Education centre

Campbelltown
Venue: Campbelltown RSL 

Bowral
Venue: Southern Highlands Oncology Centre

To register, follow this link to their website  https://lgfb.org.au/

Vietnamese Cancer Support Group

A friendship group for Vietnamese speakers who have had cancer who want to be part of a group and share with others.

Dates: Bi Monthly meeting held the 1st Friday every 2nd month ( Feb, April, June, Augu, Oct, Dec )
Venue: Cabramatta Library , Cabramatta
Time: 9:30 - 11:30

Contact: Betty Lu
Phone: 9828 4543

CANCER COUNCIL NSW

This organisation assists patients and their families/carers with a number of key services. These are:

  1. Support Information Hotline: Ph: 131120        
    http://www.cancercouncil.com.au/get-support/

  2. Cancer Council Directory of services and resources
    www.cancerdirectory.com.au 

    The Cancer Directory is  a comprehensive and trusted national site for health professionals and the Australian community . It lists information in 56 community languages with over 2000 plus  resources on prevention, screening, treatment, advanced cancer and practical support.

  3. NSW Cancer Council Information Centre at Liverpool Hospital
    General cancer information is available for  patients and family members , and trained Volunteers are available to answer general questions, give you an information pack, have a chat, help you  find  your way ,help you do some fun activities if you need to wait or assist you to access the Information Support Line.

  4. Southern Highlands Cancer Connect
    http://www.sh-cancerconnect.com.au/home
    http://www.sh-cancerconnect.com.au/directory

    The Southern Highlands Cancer Leadership Committee (SHCLC) an initiative of the Cancer Council NSW, is an independent committee working together with volunteer services, support groups and cancer charities within the area to produce a website of practical information for cancer patients in the  Southern highlands area.

  5. Southern Highlands Patient Transport Service
    Cancer patients from the Southern Highlands who require transport to the Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre for treatment or to see a doctor or speciali, can access the Southern Highlands Patient Transport Service. This bus service is operated completely by volunteers. Bookings are made by telephoning 4223 0200 the Cancer Council Southern Region office in Wollongong or by speaking with the staff at the Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centr. The bus collects and returns patients who are booked to travel from designated stops at Moss Vale, Bowral, Mittagong, Braemar and Bargo from 9.15am every weekday. All pick up locations have shelter available and are within easy reach of public transport. If  seating is available. Carers, family and friends visiting patients at the Camden Hospital Palliative Care Unit are also welcome.

CANREVIVE -  a  Chinese Speakers Cancer Support Organisation

CanRevivewww.canrevive.com 

This registered Charity helps Chinese cancer patients and their families/carers with 3 key services. These are:

  1. Living with Cancer Education

    Groups for Chinese cancer patients and their families/carers held in Mandarin and Cantonese This education program is run collaboratively by CanRevive, Liverpool Multicultural Health Service and The Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre.

    Mandarin support group
    Cantonese support groups

    Dates: Thursday mornings
    Venue:Thomas & Rachel Moore Education Centre, Liverpool Hospital
    Time: 10am -12.noon

    Contact: 9212 7789 for more information

  2. Hospital Volunteer Support Visiting Service.
    Chinese speaking volunteers visit Patients and provide them with translated information packs and access to follow up services

  3. Home visit Support
    Chinese speaking  volunteers visit  Patients and their families to provide social supports

  4. Telephone Support
    Download Brochure 

Public Information Session - June 2015
Healthy Eating Seminar - June 2015

CARERS NSW

http://www.carersnsw.org.au/advice

This organisation assists carers with a number of key services. These are:

Carer advisory line
Phone:1800 242 636
Whether Caring begins gradually or suddenly, most carers will need to learn new knowledge and skills. Call them for advice, counselling, and practical tips on coping with different situations. You can find other carers stories, some strategies for managing at home.

Carer groups database 
Search the database for a support group near you
http://www.carersnsw.org.au/groups/

SWSLHD Carers Program
http://www.swslhd.nsw.gov.au/carers/cancersupport.html

In or health district Carers are our key partners in health care. We have put information together on our website to help our Carer find useful and practical resources. A  Carers "What's On Calendar" is available to help Carers find relevant events happening in their area. For more information visit the Carers website

Head & Neck Education and Support Group

ENCORE Program - YWCA NSW

YWCA Encore is a free exercise and information program specifically for women who have experienced breast cancer at any time in their lives. It’s an inspiring approach to recovery from breast cancer surgery, which aims to meet the exercise and support needs of women after the trauma of their treatment in a nurturing non-medical environment.

Liverpool
Whitlam Leisure Centre 90a Memorial avenue Liverpool .. Tuesday 10th Oct - 28 November from 10:30 - 12:30.

Campbelltown
Beverley Park Special School. 100 Beverley Road Campbelltown. Tuesday 10th Oct - 28 November from 4pm - 6pm

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