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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Season's greetings from the team at Counterpart. White stylised Christmas baubles against an orange background.

While Counterpart celebrated our 15th birthday in 2018, we were also busy continuing to connect, support and inform women with breast or a gynaecological cancer to live well. We close 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

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Year in Review 2017-18, open on a desk showing infographic highlights

In 2017-18, we expanded our reach to more women affected by breast or a gynaecological cancer across Victoria. Our Counterpart Year in Review 2017–18 shows the many ways we have supported women to live well after a cancer diagnosis. Our Year in Review also includes stories from some of the women who use our service, women who volunteer and

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What's On trifold brochures showing upcoming events for women with cancer

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

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Photo of Peer Support Volunteer Rhonda speaking at Counterpart's 15 year celebration. 9 May 2018

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

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Ms Gabrielle Williams, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Parliamentary Secretary for Volunteers and Carers launches the Counterpart Navigator on an iPad at Counterpart's 15th birthday celebration, 19 April 2018.

Celebrating 15 years Counterpart connects, supports and informs women with breast or a gynaecological cancer to live well. Proudly celebrating our 15th birthday, we have supported women affected by breast or a gynaecological cancer 30,000 times since 2003 and developed a range of programs to help women get the information they need. Ms Gabrielle Williams, Parliamentary

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