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.


Integrative Medicine – Body, Mind and Spirit

Date: Monday, 31/07/2017
Time: 10.30AM - 12.00PM

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

Dr Trisha Boetto, is an experienced General Practitioner with a special interest in Integrative Medicine.  This is a holistic style of medicine that includes lifestyle changes, nutrition, herbs and acupuncture to complement (not replace) the traditional medical treatment. Trisha is passionate about nurturing wholeness and health in body, mind and spirit. She will talk about

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Managing Symptoms of Advanced Cancer

Date: Wednesday, 02/08/2017
Time: 11.00AM - 12.30PM

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

People can experience many different physical symptoms when they have advanced cancer. Some of these can be linked to the cancer itself and some can be side effects from treatment. Common symptoms include pain, nausea, a lack of appetite, breathlessness and tiredness.  It is important to speak up about any symptoms you have and changes

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Demystifying Chinese Medicine

Date: Wednesday, 09/08/2017
Time: 10.30AM - 12.00PM

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

Vlado Krstevski is an experienced Chinese Medicine Practitioner who specialises in working with people living with cancer. He will explain the principles of Chinese medicine and talk about the complementary role that both acupuncture and Chinese herbs can play in managing the side-effects of cancer and maintaining general wellbeing.

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Meditation

Date: Monday, 14/08/2017
Time: 11.30AM - 1.00PM

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

If you are interested in learning how to relax the body and calm the mind, this introduction to meditation may be what you are looking for. The benefits of meditation are well known: clearer thinking, reduced stress, better health, pain management and deep relaxation being some of them. Matthew Young from the Melbourne Meditation Centre

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When Cancer Challenges Your Budget

Date: Thursday, 24/08/2017
Time: 11.30AM - 1.00PM

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

A cancer diagnosis and treatment can come along with many extra costs, at the same time as a loss of income. The worry of dealing with financial challenges at this difficult time can impact on wellbeing and on relationships. Sara Bunnett manages the Practical Support Program at Cancer Council Victoria (CCV). Sara will talk about

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