New: Counterpart Year in Review 2020-2021

The Counterpart Year in Review 2020–2021 was launched at the Women's Health Victoria Annual General Meeting on 25 October 2021. The Year in Review shares our achievements over the past year. We have continued to connect, support and inform women affected by breast or a gynaecological cancer across Victoria. Due to the ongoing impact of

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Free online events for women with breast or a gynaecological cancer. Our latest What’s On and Making Connections event programs are available now. Due to ongoing social distancing and COVID-19 restrictions our events will remain online. We have a range of interesting topics in this program from webinars such as Endometrial cancer and Healthy eating

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Recognise, reconnect, reimagine – This year’s theme for National Volunteer Week. We feel very fortunate to have held an in-person morning tea at Mr Tulk Café at the State Library on Tuesday 18 May to celebrate the work of our volunteers over the past year.   Recognise. We heard some inspiring words from Dianne Hill,

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Our previous post Five reasons to call a Peer Support Volunteer  highlighted the importance and benefits of talking to someone who understands your diagnosis but there are also a number of reasons to become a Peer Support Volunteer too! Places for our 2021 volunteer intake are open now.  Read below for insights into volunteering and

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It can be daunting to pick up the phone and talk to a stranger, but if you have experienced breast or a gynaecological cancer, calling Counterpart can be rewarding.   1. Sometimes you need someone who understands Everyone’s experience is different but talking to someone else who has been through a cancer diagnosis can help.

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March 8 is International Women’s Day. The theme for this year is Choose to Challenge. There are still many male dominated industries/places of work and science is no exception. As an organisation that supports women through their cancer experience, Counterpart would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to women in

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February ovarian cancer awareness month

What is ovarian cancer? Ovarian cancer is type of gynaecological cancer that develops when abnormal cells multiply forming malignant tumour/s in one or both ovaries. It is the eight most common cancer among Australian women. For an overview of what ovarian cancer is from symptoms to diagnosis and treatment visit this overview from Cancer Council.

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Our first What’s On and Making Connections programs for 2021 are now live.  The Making Connections program includes a special day of info sessions and workshops for women living with a metastatic/advanced breast or gynaecological cancer. Other sessions include a Dance flow workshop, Introduction to self-compassion session, Advance care planning info session and a Lymphoedema

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