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.


Mindfulness and emotions

Date: Wednesday, 27/10/2021
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Online workshop

Mindfulness can be a deep self-care practice. In this session Kathy will introduce: • a simple map for understanding what emotions drain us and what emotions energize us • how to use mindful awareness and breathing practices to create an inner sense of ease and calm • understanding the science – how mindful techniques work

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Courage and hope – art therapy session

Date: Thursday, 04/11/2021
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Online workshop

In this session, we will engage in a creative activity to express and explore the themes of hope and courage. We will start by sending you a range of quotes about hope and courage. You can consider these and choose one that most resonates for you. Or you can choose your own saying or quote

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Medicinal cannabis

Date: Monday, 08/11/2021
Time: 12.00pm–1.00pm

Location: Online workshop

These days we are hearing more about medical cannabis and its potential use for a range of medical conditions. Dr Shu Ng is a doctor who is currently focusing her practice in this area. She treats patients who have a range of medical issues for which medicinal cannabis may have benefit. These include chronic pain,

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Endometrial cancer

Date: Thursday, 18/11/2021
Time: 1.30pm–2.30pm

Location: Webinar

Endometrial cancer, sometimes called uterine cancer, is the most diagnosed gynaecological cancer in Australia. 95% of cases occur in the lining of the uterus (endometrium). A rarer form of uterine cancer, uterine sarcomas, occur in the muscle tissue (myometrium). Danielle Carpenter and Nicole Kinnane, specialist gynaecological nurse consultants at the Gynae-oncology Service at Peter MacCallum

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Happy body, calm mind

Date: Tuesday, 23/11/2021
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Online workshop

We want to feel good in our body – balanced, content, confident and engaged with life. Changes in our body due to ageing, illness, cancer treatment and side effects can mean that we lose trust and ease in our body. This in turn can disturb our mind, and lead to a cycle of discomfort in

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End of year celebration

Date: Tuesday, 07/12/2021
Time: 10.30am–11.30am

Location: Online workshop

It’s a Counterpart tradition to come together at the end of the year to celebrate and affirm our relationships and networks of support. More information to be announced. Save the date. Complete registration for this event via our Eventbrite listing via the link below: Register for the Counterpart end of year event This event is

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