Upcoming Sessions

Counterpart conducts free information sessions on a regular basis. Coming to an information session is a great way to access information and connect with others in a similar situation.

Information sessions are coordinated by Counterpart staff and involve medical, allied health and other specialists, including creative therapists.

Book your place by clicking on any of the upcoming sessions below.

Cancellations Policy

If we do not have enough people enrolled one week before a session is scheduled we will cancel the session and inform anyone who has booked. This also allows the speaker sufficient time to make other plans. We hope that cancelling a session is never necessary but also realise that having only a small number of people attending a session is no longer workable.


Cancer-related fatigue

Date: Thursday, 24/09/2020
Time: 10.30am–11.30am

Location: Webinar

Managing fatigue is an important part of cancer care and there are things that can help. Our presenter, Elizabeth Pearson will outline practical strategies for managing fatigue, including the links to sleep problems.

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Scars, cording and swelling: recovery after breast cancer surgery

Date: Monday, 05/10/2020
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Webinar

In the first year after breast cancer surgery and radiotherapy women often have questions about their physical recovery. Three of the most common issues relate to scars, cording and breast swelling.  Physiotherapist and lymphoedema practitioner, Sachini (Sach) Ganhewa will share information and practical tips for managing these issues. She will also outline where and when to seek expert advice.

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Heart health: links to cancer treatment

Date: Wednesday, 14/10/2020
Time: 10.00am–11.00am

Location: Webinar

Cancer treatments including some chemotherapy and radiotherapy regimes may have long term impacts on heart health. Cardiologist, Prof. Liza Thomas will outline the links and discuss what you can do to lower your risk of heart related problems. 

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Mindful self-compassion

Date: Wednesday, 21/10/2020
Time: 1.00pm–2.00pm

Location: Online workshop

Mindful self-compassion is a practice that teaches participants to respond to difficult moments in life with kindness, care and understanding.

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Managing symptoms of metastatic cancer

Date: Tuesday, 27/10/2020
Time: 12.00pm–1.00pm

Location: Webinar

When living with metastatic cancer, it is important that symptoms are managed well in order to maintain the best possible quality of life.  Our presenter Dr Adrian Dabscheck will touch on the many different aspects of this topic including physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs.

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Online Cancer and Wellbeing Day

Date: Wednesday, 11/11/2020
Time: TBC

Location: Online workshop

Changes that can come with cancer treatment can challenge our physical and mental wellbeing. These changes include body image and weight; stress, anxiety and depression; short- and long-term side effects like fatigue and lymphoedema. All of these and more can have a negative impact on our quality of life. Emerging evidence shows cancer patients may

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Early menopause and cancer

Date: Monday, 16/11/2020
Time: 10.00am–11.00pm

Location: Webinar

Treatment for cancer can lead to menopause happening earlier in a woman’s life than would normally be expected. Early menopause may be associated with a complex mix of physical, emotional, psychological and social changes and challenges.

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Restorative yoga

Date: Wednesday, 25/11/2020
Time: 10.30am–11.30am

Location: Online workshop

This gentle class will offer slow flowing movement, breathing techniques and meditation.  The class is designed to explore mindful movement, assist with anxiety, and quieten the mind.  It is suitable for anyone at any stage of the cancer journey and can be done seated or standing.

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Counterpart end-of-year event

Date: Tuesday, 08/12/2020
Time: 10.30am–12.00pm

Location: TBC

We will be holding an event to mark the end of 2020. It has been a challenging year for everyone, but that is even more reason to come together (whether in person or over the internet) and celebrate. Join Counterpart staff, volunteers, special guests and other supporters.

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