SUPPORT GROUPS

NEW SOUTH WALES

CISS CENTRAL COAST

The Central Coast branch holds a general meeting on the third Monday of each month at the Arts & Crafts Centre, Henry Kendall Gardens, Bellbird Drive (off Maidens Brush Rd, Wyoming at 7 pm with a guest speaker and sharing of information and common experiences. An excellent library is available for members. All are welcome. For further information contact Mary Sponberg-Macready on (02) 4322-8767.

ACTIVE WOMEN TOUCHED BY CANCER & CELEBRATING LIFE

Meets at Balgowlah RSL, Ethel St, Seaforth on 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 7pm. $5 donation. Guest speakers. Contact Robin (02) 9938 6128 or Kate (02) 8902-0196

BLUE MOUNTAINS CANCER HELP INC. KATOOMBA

Support groups and complementary therapies. Groups include the Lawler “Living Well” 12 week program at Katoomba and Springwood and a Breast Cancer group. Regular support groups held twice a month. A not-for-profit charity supported by our op shops. Phone (02) 4782-4866, www.cancerhelp.net.au

CANHELP CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Based on the Ian Gawler approach. Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month from 6.00-8.30pm at Level 1, 280 Pitt St. On the 1st Tuesday the group is led by a facilitator with a half hour meditation. On the 3rd Tuesday there is a guest speaker. Ring Sue Saxelby 0408 442 030 or just turn up.

CANDLES CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Meets fortnightly (Thursdays) 10 – noon Kanwal Community Hall, Pearce Rd, Kanwal (Central Coast). Provides information, support, empathy, and understanding. Phone/email contact available if unable to attend meetings. Open to all types of cancer patients, male and female. Survivors and carers all welcome. Contact (02) 4393-5017 for details.

HILLVIEW COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP

Meets each Tuesday 1.30-3.30pm at 1334 Pacific Highway Turramurra. Includes a meditation. No charge. Phone (02) 9449-9144 and ask for Patricia Krolik.

KEMPSEY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

This group for cancer patients and their carers meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 – noon at the Community Health Building. Contact Penny Snowden (02) 6562-6066.

NAMBUCCA VALLEY SUPPORT GROUP

Meets every Wednesday, Agnes Grant Centre, Macksville & District Hospital, 11 am – 1 pm. Phone (02) 6568-2677.

NEWCASTLE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

For information contact Make Today Count, Suite 1, 44 Dudley Rd, Charlestown, NSW 2290. Phone (02) 4943-8462.

PARKES CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Meets every 3rd Monday of the month at the Education Centre, Parkes District Hospital at 1.30pm. For further information contact Margaret Green on (02) 6864-5123 or Mary McPhee on (02) 6862-3814.

QUEST FOR LIFE FOUNDATION

Based on 30 years of delivering exceptional retreat experiences for people living with cancer, our 5 day
residential retreats deliver the latest research on health, healing and neuroscience. Contact (02) 4883-6599 or visit www.questforlife.com.au

SUTHERLAND SHIRE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Meets every Tuesday morning from 10.30-12.30 at the Parish Centre of the Catholic Church, 50 Kiora Road, Miranda. For further information contact Deborah Harrison, (02) 9523-5200.

SYDNEY ADVENTIST HOSPITAL CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE

Meets each Wednesday 10 – 12 noon at Jacaranda Lodge, 185 Fox Valley Rd, Wahroonga. A discussion group for patients and carers of any cancer type. Also special support groups fro different cancer types and for carers. Contact Nerolie on (02) 9487-9061

VICTORIA

CANCER NATURAL THERAPY FOUNDATION

Support group meets on Tuesday nights at 7 pm at 531 Elizabeth Dr Sunbury Victoria, 3429. Meeting includes discussion, relaxation therapy and Reiki healing. Certified organic produce available these nights. The Foundation operates a resource library, workshops and guest speaker program. Personal Counselling available.Contact Sandra Gvca Maqueda (03) 9740 9921, mobile 0411 100 947

GAWLER FOUNDATION

Learn how to create wellness in the face of cancer at our 5-day and 10-day Cancer Retreats in Victoria’s beautiful Yarra Valley. Call 1300 651 211 or visit www.gawler.org to learn more.

QUEENSLAND

FRUITARIAN RAW FOOD NETWORK

Write to PO Box 293 Trinity Beach Rd Qld 4879

QUALITY OF LIFE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Meets on the North Side of Brisbane. For details phone Alan on 3263 8390 or Michelle on 3269 9687.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

CANCER SUPPORT ASSOCIATION OF WA

Cancer Wellness Centre, 80 Railway St Cottlesloe WA 6011. Counselling hours Tues-Thurs phone (08) 9384 3544. The CSA WA Inc is a non profit organisation with the primary objective to provide support services, information and self help activities in a safe and caring environment for people affected by cancer, to enhance their emotional, physical, spiritual and mental wellbeing. Emphasis on self help & development, teaching life skills that enable individuals to better cope with the fear and uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis, website www.cancersupportwa.org.au

TASMANIA

KINGSBOROUGH CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Contact Tony Cope (03) 6227 9292 ah for further details.

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