During the last financial year, Counterpart connected, supported and informed well over a thousand women affected by breast or a gynaecological cancer across Victoria. The Counterpart Year in Review 2018–2019 highlights our work, shares stories from women who have used the service, volunteers and a health professional working in regional Victoria. We also share the

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Women supporting other women affected by cancer at the heart of Counterpart's service. Thanks to the support of LUCRF Super, we are using technology to connect, support and inform more women affected by breast or a gynaecological cancer across Victoria. In August 2018, Counterpart began our Telehealth Project with funding from LUCRF Super Community Program.

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The lift in our building (Queen Victoria Women's Centre at 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne) is being replaced, and there will be no lift from May to August. While this is happening the Counterpart Resource Centre will move from the 5th floor to a temporary space on the ground floor.    During the lift closure our City

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Counterpart staff and volunteers with a meditation instructor at the Maroondah Breast and Cancer Centre

Our first program of events for 2019 included six sessions held in different locations around metropolitan Melbourne. These have been a huge success with events filling up quickly and getting lots of positive feedback from women who attend. Increasing access Many women tell us that distance is the biggest barrier to attending events. Thanks to

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Four Counterpart volunteers smiling for the camera at a morning tea in the Resource Centre.

Are you a good listener? Volunteer with Counterpart Counterpart has been providing peer support and information to Victorian women with breast or a gynaecological cancer for more than 15 years. We are looking for women who have been diagnosed with one of these cancers to join our Peer Support Volunteer team. Working alongside Counterpart staff

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