Cancer Care Services Link

Emotional Wellbeing

Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service

Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service is a community controlled organisation offering a wide range of services including mental health support and support groups.

Phone: 1800 421 640      

beyondblue

beyondblue is working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.

Phone: 1300 22 4636      

Camp Quality

Child Life Therapists work in hospitals and teach children strategies that help them manage their illness inside and outside hospital. During a child's cancer treatment cycle, a Child Life Therapist encourages coping skills through play, education and distraction, helping to minimise stress and anxiety.

Phone: 1300 662 267      

Cancer Australia

Managing emotional changes due to cancer.

Toll Free: 1800 624 973

Cancer Council

Phone based counselling for patients and/or families. Phone based peer support and online forums.

Phone: 13 11 20      

Cancer Council - Support groups

Search for local support groups, telephone cancer support groups and online cancer support groups.

Phone: 13 11 20      

CanTeen

Provides a nation-wide peer support network for 12-24 year olds for patients with cancer and their siblings.

Toll Free: 1800 226 833

Carers NSW

Counselling is about talking to a trained professional who can help you address the challenges in your life. You may wish to explore ways of coping with the responsibilites of caring or help balance caring with other aspects of your life.

Toll Free: 1800 242 636

Carers NSW

Practical, financial and emotional support for carers.

Toll Free: 1800 242 636

Carers Victoria

Sometimes the stresses and demands of caring bring up difficult emotions. Our counselling porgram can help you explore ways to deal with difficult situations and to balance caring with the rest of your life.

Toll Free: 1800 242 636

Carers Victoria

Practical, financial and emotional support for carers.

Toll Free: 1800 242 636

Country Hope

Country Hope provides practical, emotional and financial assistance to families caring for a child with cancer of other life threatening illness.

Toll Free: 1800 007 880

Department of Health & Human Services

Advice, information and referral for general and mental health issues.

Department of Veteran's Affairs

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service.

Toll Free: 1800 011 046

Grief Line

GriefLine is Australia's only dedicated grief helpline service that provides counselling support services free of charge to individuals and families. These include: telephone support; online counselling; in-house one on one counselling; education and training and health support programs.

Phone: 1300 845 745      

Headspace

Headspace is the national youth mental health foundation. Headspace help young people who are going through a tough time.

Kids Help Line

Kids Helpline is Australia's only national 24/7 telephone and online counselling and support service for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.

Toll Free: 1800 551 800

Leukaemia Foundation

A diagnosis of leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related disorder can have a dramatic impact on a person's life. At times it can be difficult to cope with the emotional stress involved. The Leukaemia Foundation's support services team can provide you and your family with much needed support during this time. We may refer you or a loved one to a specialist health professional, for example a Psychologist if required.

Toll Free: 1800 620 420

Lifeline

Crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health counselling.

Phone: 13 11 14      

Mensline

Information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns.

Phone: 1300 789 978      

Mental Health Association NSW

Directory of mental health services in NSW.

Phone: 1300 794 991      

Mental Health Line

The Mental Health Line is a 24-hour telephone service operating seven days a week across NSW.

Toll Free: 1800 011 511

Mental Health Plan

Your GP can assist you to access counselling from a private psychologist or mental health worker with some costs funded under Medicare.

Peter Mac OnTrac

ONTrac at Peter Mac has a broad range of psychosocial support staff accessible to young people, their parents, partners and peers. There are psychologists, social workers and family counsellors, music & art therapists.

Phone: (03) 9656 1744      

Reach Out (adolosent)

ReachOut.com is Australia's leading online youth mental health service, where you can get the help you need, where and when you need it.

redkite

Talking to a Redkite Social Worker can help you build on your strengths, stay resilient through challenges and work through your concerns. Our professional social workers have years of experience talking to young people with cancer, along with their parents, family members and friends.

Toll Free: 1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548)

Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia provides relationship support services for individuals, couples, families and communities.

Phone: 1300 364 277      

Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd

The Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd provides a variety of services including social and emotional wellbeing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Shepparton, Victoria.

Phone: (03)5820 0000      

Salvation Army

Salvos Counselling is committed to giving the highest quality of care and maintaining strict confidentiality.

Phone: 13 72 58      

SANE Australia

Helping all Australians affected by mental illness lead a better life.

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Psycho-oncology services at St Vincent?s (including Caritas Christi) are provided to oncology, haematology, surgical oncology and palliative care units by two sessional psychiatrists and a psychologist who provides sessional service to palliative care patients only. Inpatient and outpatient consultations for family members of inpatients, staff support and educational sessions can be provided.

Phone: (03)9288 2057      

Starlight Children's Foundation

A secure network where every member is validated by our Membership Services Team before gaining access to the chat room, livewire.org.au is available 24/7 Australia and New Zealand-wide to teenagers living with serious or chronic illness or injury.

Phone: 1300 727 827      

The Albury Wodonga Cancer Foundation Inc.

The Albury Wodonga Cancer Foundation Inc. welcomes patients diagnosed with cancer and their families to this web site which has been designed to provide knowledge and information about cancer in general, and also specific services and support organizations available in Albury Wodonga and surrounding communities.

Phone: 0438 431 362      

The Warwick Cancer Foundation

Our programs are based on the concept of well being and are about the whole person; not just the treatment of cancer. Our work is underpinned by a social model of health where we believe in not just the absence of cancer but a return to wellness for young adults that takes into account their physical, social and mental well being.

Phone: 1300 705 280      

Very Special Kids House

Very Special Kids family support services provided are unique to each family according to their personal needs. Our care is available from the point of diagnosis all the way through to recovery or bereavement.

Toll Free: 1800 888 875

Victoria's Mental Health Service

Directory of mental health services in VIC.

For information and support, call a cancer nurse on 13 11 20. To use an interpreter call 13 14 50. You can also email askanurse@cancervic.org.au or visit www.cancervic.org.au.
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