Online and telephone support
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.
Participation is free and members are from all states of Australia. For more information contact Cynthia on 6169 1915, or call the national Referral line on 1300 755 632.
Cancer Council 13 11 20
Call Cancer Council on 13 11 20 for confidential telephone information and support services for the cost of a local call – mobile charges apply. Anyone can call – cancer patients, people living with cancer, their families, carers and friends, teachers, students, healthcare professionals and people who have questions about cancer.
Specially trained staff are available to answer your questions about cancer and offer emotional or practical support.
Cancer Connect is a peer support service that put people in touch with others who have had a similar cancer experience. It not only supports those with cancer but also those who are caring for people with cancer. Cancer Connect is a no cost and confidential service provided by Cancer Council Tasmania. The service provides understanding, practical advice, emotional support and information. Our volunteer support workers will not offer medical advice or recommend treatment options. For further information, please contact the Cancer Council on 13 11 20.
Online Community is where patients, survivors, young adults with cancer, partners, family, friends and carers can participate in discussion forums, find support groups and keep personal pages and blogs.
Cancer Council’s Cancer Directory Website provides the Australian community and health professionals with a credible and comprehensive online directory of trusted Australian cancer care publications and resources published since 2008. The Website provides direct links to resources on other websites that meet quality criteria determined by Cancer Council NSW. Over 500 are translated by accredited NAATI organisations into 56 languages.
Interested in volunteering?
Cancer Council Tasmania offers a range of Cancer Support Volunteering opportunities to provide help, hope and improved quality of life for people living with cancer. For further information, visit our Volunteer for us page.