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Many women affected by cancer say they don't want to burden their loved ones with their thoughts or worries about their cancer. With so many people understandably concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic and its ongoing impact, you might be feeling even more pressure to put on a brave face. This can leave you feeling even

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Guided meditation

If you are stuck at home because of the coronavirus precautions, it may be a good time to give guided meditation a try. During stressful times, following a guided meditation can be helpful. Meditation is a practice that can help you clear your mind. It can also calm your emotions and improve your wellbeing. Many

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Women's Health Victoria recognises we are in unprecedented times and now more than ever it is important that we continue our work supporting women and advocating for gender equality. Like everyone, we are watching the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) carefully. You can read the latest recommendations from the Victorian Department of Health and Human

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In 2019, community support organisations met to discuss work around cancer survivorship. One of the key recommendations from these forums was to produce a consensus statement. This was facilitated by the Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre (ACSC). Counterpart, as a service of Women's Health Victoria, is proud to be one of the 19 community support organisations

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  We are closing over the holiday season to give our Peer Support Volunteers a break from their important work and an opportunity to recharge. The Counterpart Resource Centre is closed from Friday 13 December 2019 and will reopen on Monday 13 January 2020. If you need to talk to someone, Counterpart Peer Support Volunteers will provide limited

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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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