Support Groups

ACT Brain Tumour Network, convened by Brain Tumour Alliance Australia

PO Box 76
DICKSON  ACT  2602
Phone: Freecall 1800 857 221 (only free via landline)
Email: susan.pitt@netspeed.com.au
Website: http://www.btaa.org.au/

Voluntary cancer support network providing a free information line and information resources.  Monthly meetings, call for meeting location.

Bosom Buddies ACT Inc

Pearce Community Centre
Building 1, 7 Collett Place
PEARCE  ACT  2607
Phone: (02) 6290 1984 or 0406 376 500
Email: bosombuddies@shout.org.au
Website: www.bosombuddies.com.au

Bosom Buddies is an organisation of volunteers who provide personal support to breast cancer patients and their families and supporters.  Provides individual support to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer, social and networking activities, awareness program, advocacy to improve treatment and a regular newsletter.  Open Monday to Thursday 9 am to 3pm.

Cancer Support Group

St Gregory’s Parish Centre
47 Lowe Street
QUEANBEYAN  NSW  2620
Phone: (02) 6299 0081 or (02) 6297 1912

Meets third Tuesday of each month at 5.30pm, except December and January.

Corpus Christi Cancer Support Group

Parish Centre
167 Bugden Avenue
GOWRIE  ACT  2904
Phone: (02) 6291 6688

A gathering of people who come together out of a common need to share, discuss and gain information and support regarding this major event in their lives.  Meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 5.30pm to 6.30pm (except December and January).

Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Support Group

Physiotherapy Exercise Room
Canberra Hospital
Building 3, Level 1
Yamba Drive
GARRAN  ACT  2605
Phone: (02) 6244 3896 or 0466 169 952
Fax: (02) 6244 2887
Email: judith.rafferty@act.gov.au

A facilitated support group for people with lung cancer or mesothelioma and/or their families and friends.  Meets the second Tuesday of each month from 11am to 1pm.

Neuroendocrine Tumour (NET/Carcinoid) Support Group

Unicorn Foundation
Canberra Hospital
Yamba Drive
GARRAN  ACT  2605
Phone: (02) 6297 3548
Web: www.unicornfoundation.org.au

A support group for people affected by neuroendocrine tumours, carcinoid syndrome and related conditions.  Meets every second month.

OvCan (ACT and Region)

St John’s Parish Hall
Robertson Room
43 Constitution Avenue
REID  ACT  2612
Phone: (02) 6292 0987 or 0450 962 058

Ovarian cancer awareness raising activities and support group for women with ovarian cancer and their family and friends.  Meets the first Wednesday of each month (except January) from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Prostate Cancer Support Group – ACT Region

C/- SHOUT
Pearce Community Centre
7 Collet Place
PEARCE  ACT  2607
Phone: (02) 6235 0161 (group secretary)
Website: prostate-cancer-support-act.net

The group provides support to men diagnosed with or have had prostate cancer and their families.  This is done through contact. monthly meetings and a newsletter.  Full details about the group’s activities, meeting location and contact persons are online.

Solace ACT Inc.

PO Box 54
CURTIN  ACT  2605
Phone: (02) 6297 1052
Email: pamjack@ozemail.com.au
Website: www.solace.org.au

A self-help group for widows and widowers of all ages.  Assists bereaved people to adjust to their loss.  Meets the first and third Wednesday each month at Phillip, and first and third Monday at Hawker.

Young Hope Cancer Support Group

Phone: 0428 225 356

A group for young women with cancer (all types).  Call for details of the monthly meeting.  The Group also provides phone support.