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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

09 May 2018

A Peer Support Volunteer shares her story

For the last 15 years, Rhonda has been turning her experience of breast cancer into something positive. She is one of the generous women who volunteer at Counterpart to provide peer support to women diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer. She has kindly shared her thoughts about volunteering for our service.

15 years ago I answered an ad for volunteers who had experienced breast…

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Researchers at The Royal Women's Hospital are still looking for parents diagnosed with cancer to trial a new resource. The video resource is designed to support parents to communicate with their children about their diagnosis.

If you are interested, please contact Michelle on michelle.sinclair@thewomens.org.au or 03 8345 3908. Posted: 4 days, 14 hours ago

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Our next Making Connections session for women living with metastatic cancer is looking at the challenges of decision-making. This will be a good opportunity to meet other women living with advanced/metastatic cancer as well as talk through this important issue.

The session will be facilitated by Belinda, a psychologist with many years experience working with women living with advanced cancer.

#advancedcancer Posted: 2 weeks, 2 days ago

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