Woman joining an online workshop from home

We have been running some of our information sessions as webinars since 2014, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our events are being moved online. Although many miss face to face connections, joining an online event can be a great way to stay connected or to try something new. Susan has attended a number

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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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Counterpart is for women affected by any stage of breast or a gynaecological cancer. We understand if you are living with cancer that has spread to another part of the body, your experience will be different to women affected by early stage disease. Pam is one of Counterpart’s Peer Support volunteers. She has been living

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isolation and cancer - photo of a telephone

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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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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