Upcoming Sessions

Counterpart conducts free information sessions on a regular basis. Coming to an information session is a great way to access information and connect with others in a similar situation.

Information sessions are coordinated by Counterpart staff and involve medical, allied health and other specialists, including creative therapists.

Book your place by clicking on any of the upcoming sessions below.

Cancellations Policy

If we do not have enough people enrolled one week before a session is scheduled we will cancel the session and inform anyone who has booked. This also allows the speaker sufficient time to make other plans. We hope that cancelling a session is never necessary but also realise that having only a small number of people attending a session is no longer workable.


Scalp cooling

Date: Monday, 27/11/2017
Time: 11.00am–12.30pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

Hair loss is a common side effect of certain types of chemotherapy. For some women this is distressing emotionally, as well as being a constant and public sign that they have cancer. In the past few years a new scalp cooling technology has started to be used to prevent or minimise hair loss.  A refrigeration

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Chemobrain

Date: Thursday, 30/11/2017
Time: 11.30am-1.00pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

Some women who receive chemotherapy for cancer complain that their ability to think clearly has been reduced since treatment began. Research into this topic is growing and there is now stronger evidence that subtle changes in thinking do occur in some women. However the reason for this is still not clear. Adrian Schembri, Director Clinical

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African drumming

Date: Thursday, 07/12/2017
Time: 11.30am–12.30pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

See out 2017 with something new, energising and fun. Join Djulz from African Drumming in St Kilda as she shares with us what lies at the heart of African drumming:  its spirit, traditions and wonderful energy.  This will be a fun and very interactive session giving participants a chance to experience the stress relief and

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Counterpart morning tea

Date: Wednesday, 13/12/2017
Time: 10.30am–12.00pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

The coffee is brewing, the teapot is ready to go, and our Resource Centre doors are open ready to welcome you. Take some time out to celebrate the end of the year. You can connect with other women over a cuppa and enjoy some morning tea. All welcome.

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