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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

22 Aug 2018

New What's On out now

Our final What's On program for 2018 is out now.

As always, we have included a range of informative, creative and wellbeing-related sessions. If you have experienced breast or a gynaecological cancer, we hope you will find something of interest.

This program includes three webinars so you can participate online, even if you can't travel into the city.

Have a look and see what is on…

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Last nights book launch for Lives interrupted: women with gynaecological cancer was a huge success and we are fortunate enough to have a copy available for loan in our library.

In this book Melbourne gynaecological oncologist David Allen and Oncology social worker Genevieve Green describe the medical and human stories of gynaecological cancer. They explain the different types of gynaecological cancer (cervical; endometrial or uterine; ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal; vulval, vaginal and gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD)), as well as current treatments and research in the field. Throughout the text, they include case studies or personal stories of women living with gynaecological cancers.

This is just one of the many books we have available in our library. Our extensive range includes titles that cover cancer management, relationships, research, health and well being as well as grief and loss. For a full list and to borrow please visit:

(Lives Interrupted is also available for purchase from Vivid publishing: or via amazon for kindle and apple bookstore.) Posted: 2 days, 2 hours ago

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Did you know the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) is breast cancer?

Getting support during and after a diagnosis is crucial to living well. Counterpart offers free peer support as well as activities and info sessions for women who have had breast (or a gynaecological) cancer diagnosis. For more information please visit:

#bcsm #breastcancer Posted: 2 days, 22 hours ago

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