CISS CENTRAL COAST
The Central Coast Branch holds a meeting on the third Monday of the month at 7 pm, and on the third Saturday of the month from May to August at 2 pm. Meetings are held at Green Point Community Centre, 96 Koolang Road, Green Point. Informative speakers, extensive library, support and shared experiences. All are welcome. For further information contact Sue Johnston on 0410 696 458 or email
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
ST GEORGE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Meets every Monday morning at 10.30am at St George Community Hall, Premier St, Kogarah. For info contact Margaret on 9580 5061. See website https://sites.google.com/site/stgcsg
CANCER NATURAL THERAPY FOUNDATION
Support group meets on Tuesday nights at 7pm 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 Givca Maqueda (03) 9740 9921; mobile 0411 100 947.
The Gawler Foundation has leased the property to the Brahma Kumaris group for two years. During this time the BKs will maintain the property and run their own meditation retreats there. The Gawler Foundation will still have access to the property to run some of their programs, and for 2021 intend to run 4 x 5 day Cancer Fundamental retreats over the next 12 months. But without any paid admin staff, this will depend on the initiative of the therapists. Anyone interested in these programs or in individual cancer coaching could contact Maia and Paul Bedson at [email protected]
Cairns CANSURVIVE support meetings offer support, information and self-help activities for people affected by cancer or any other debilitating illness. Emphasis on self-help & development to enable individuals to better cope with fears and uncertainties. Meets 1st Saturday of each month at Cominos House, Greenslopes Street, Cairns from 2 – 4 pm. Cost $10 per year + a coin donation on the meeting day. Afternoon tea provided. Books/videos available for loan for members. Contact Beulah 4051 5544 or Helga 4047 4812 (bh).
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.