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.


Immune therapies and cancer

Date: Monday, 25/03/2019
Time: 2pm -3.15pm

Location: Seminar Rooms 5 A and 5 B, Level 5, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre, 145 Studley Road, Heidelberg

Immunotherapy is a treatment that uses certain parts of a person's immune system to fight cancer. Immunotherapies are thought to work by slowing the growth and spread of cancer cells, and by helping the immune system destroy existing cancer cells. There have been a few changes to the Immune Therapies and Cancer session at Olivia

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Cancer and Wellbeing Day – Altona

Date: Friday, 29/03/2019
Time: 9.45am–2.30pm

Location: Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre, 5 Sargood Street, Altona

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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Medical cannabis

Date: Wednesday, 03/04/2019
Time: 12.00pm–1.00pm

Location: Women's Health Victoria, 8/255 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Over the past few years, there has been much interest in the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. It is suggested that it may be useful for some symptoms associated with cancer and cancer treatment, such as nausea, pain, and loss of appetite. To date the evidence is limited, however there are some trials currently

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Cancer and Wellbeing Day – Ringwood East

Date: Thursday, 04/04/2019
Time: 9.45am–2.30pm

Location: Ringwood East Community Hall, Knaith Road, Ringwood East

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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Tea, nurturing and mindfulness – for women living with metastatic cancer

Date: Wednesday, 24/04/2019
Time: 10.30am–12.00pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

Join us as we remind each other about nurturing ourselves in a simple everyday sort of way. We will take the time to make and drink tea with mindfulness and to reflect on how we look after ourselves. We can also take away a personalized tea blend to enjoy at home. Sarah Cowell has spent

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Meditation

Date: Monday, 29/04/2019
Time: 10.30pm–12.00pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

Learn how to relax the body and calm the mind. This introduction to meditation will help you learn and practise a variety of meditation techniques. You will also learn tips on how to squeeze meditation into a busy life. Matt Young from the Melbourne Meditation Centre will present this session.

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