Northern Cancer Support Groups

Prostamates

Prostamates1

Prostamates is here to support any man with a cancer diagnosis—and partners are welcome too. Prostamates meets at 10am on the second Thursday of alternate months at the Cancer Council Support Centre at 69 Howick Street Launceston. New members are welcome at any meeting.

Sessions usually include an informal catch up followed by a guest speaker, and a light lunch. New members are always welcome at any time. To find out more about Prostamates contact Richard Austin on 6779 1112 or email raustin@cancertas.org.au

Grief and Bereavement Support Group

This is a short small group program run when there is sufficient demand. To register your interest, for more information or to discuss bereavement issues please contact Richard on 6779 1112 or email raustin@cancertas.org.au

Cuppa and Craft

Join with others in this friendly and informal group for a casual get together. You can bring your own project or learn something new.  Anyone impacted by cancer is most welcome.

Held at the Cancer Support Centre at 69 Howick Street Launceston on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month – 1pm to 3pm. Call 6779 1100.

Living Well With Cancer Support Group

The Living Well With Cancer support group aims to provide opportunities for people with cancer to receive helpful information and support from people who understand. It’’s a great opportunity to share your story, encourage and listen to others.

Find out more or register today. Contact  Megan on  6779 1111 or mblakeuren@cancertas.org.au

Gynaecological Cancer Support Group

The Gynaecological Cancer  Support Group aims to provide opportunities for people with cancer to receive helpful information and support from people who understand. It’s a great opportunity to share your story, encourage and listen to others. This group meets every second Thursday of the month from 1.30-3pm at the Cancer Support Centre.

Find out more or register today. Contact  Megan on 6779 1111 or mblakeuren@cancertas.org.au

Other support Groups

Support Network for Women Diagnosed with Breast/Gynaecological Cancer

Meets the first Thursday of every month at the Cancer Support Centre, Launceston

Time: 2.00pm

Breast Cancer Network of Australia – Launceston Breast Cancer Network Support Group

Meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Cancer Support Centre, Launceston

Time: alternate mornings 10am and evenings 7pm

Contact:  Mandy 6331 7905 or  Mary 6344 5035

Campbell Town Cancer Support Group

Meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at Campbell Town Health and Community Services.

Time: 7.00pm

Contact: Shirley 0419 004 521

‘C’ Change Cancer Support- West Tamar

Meets the first Thursday of every month at Beaconsfield District Health Service

Time: 1.00pm

Contact: Barbara 6383 4816

Lighthouse Cancer Support Group – East Tamar

Meets the last Wednesday of every month at the George Town District Hospital

Time: 1.00pm

Contact: 6380 3620 or Pat: 63821627

 Leukaemia Foundation Support Group

For those dealing with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other related blood disorders.  Meets second Tuesday of every month at the Cancer Support Centre, Launceston.

Time: 10.00am

Contact Jo on 6341 8414

Telephone and internet Cancer Support Groups

There are a variety of telephone and internet cancer support groups available to those patients and carers who prefer the convenience and privacy of receiving peer related support in their own home. Each group is facilitated by trained professional staff. Participation is free and member are from all states of Australia. For more information contact the national Referral line on 1300 755 632.