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From BreaCan to Counterpart.

We changed our name but not our service.


What is Peer Support?

How Peer Support can help.

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Counterpart: Connecting, Supporting, and Informing

Counterpart’s unique model connects, supports, and informs women living with breast or a gynaecological cancer to live well, whatever that means to them. Trained Peer Support Volunteers with a lived experience of cancer provide understanding and a listening ear, as well as emotional and practical support. Our peer support is supplemented by a range of information resources and well being sessions with qualified health professionals that complement the medical system and other cancer support services. Read more about our services

Counterpart News

30 Jan 2018

Open evening for health professionals

Counterpart is inviting health professionals to visit our new Resource Centre and find out how our community-based service complements their care. Hear first-hand how peer support can help women cope with cancer — at diagnosis, during treatment and beyond.
Open evening for health professionals
Tuesday 27 February 2018
Counterpart Resource Centre
Level 5, Queen Victoria Women’s…

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In 2013, a bunch of our supporters – including volunteers, women who have accessed the service and health professionals – contributed squares to the BreaCan 10th Anniversary Quilt.

The quilt has been on display at important events (like the unveiling of our new name and brand Counterpart last year), but it never had a permanent home… until now!

If you are in Melbourne, you can pop in to level 2 of the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre to have a look. Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

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2018 food trends (with healthy ideas to try) from the American Institute for Cancer Research. Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

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