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.


Exercise and metastatic cancer: a practical approach (webinar)

Date: Wednesday, 12/02/2020
Time: 10.00am–11.00am

Location: Webinar

Join the webinar from home on a computer, tablet or phone. You can also come along and watch in a group in Melbourne's CBD. The benefits of exercise are most effective when it's tailored to individuals. For people living with metastatic disease it can be hard to know where to start. Our presenter will speak about

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Exercise and metastatic cancer: a practical approach (attend in Melbourne)

Date: Wednesday, 12/02/2020
Time: 10.00am–11.00am

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

The benefits of exercise are most effective when it's tailored to individuals. For people living with metastatic disease it can be hard to know where to start. Our presenter will speak about starting to exercise in a safe way, knowing your limits, getting good advice about what is appropriate for you to do, and, importantly, what you shouldn't be doing.    

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Sashiko

Date: Thursday, 13/02/2020
Time: 11.00am–12.30pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

Leanne O'Sullivan, owner of Japanese fabric and textile business Kimono House, will teach us the basics of Sashiko, a decorative form of Japanese embroidery. Come and learn this very relaxing technique of hand stitching and create a small piece to take home. All materials supplied and no sewing experience necessary.

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Managing menopause: a naturopathic response

Date: Monday, 17/02/2020
Time: 10.30am–11.30am

Location: webinar

Join the webinar from home on a computer, tablet or phone. You can also come along and watch in a group in Melbourne's CBD, Wonthaggi or Colac. Menopause can be a difficult side effect of cancer treatment for some women. Naturopathy is a safe and holistic approach to wellness and encompasses a variety of treatment

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Managing menopause: a naturopathic response (attend in Wonthaggi)

Date: Monday, 17/02/2020
Time: 10.00am–11.30am

Location: Wonthaggi Hospital, 235 Graham Street, Wonthaggi

Attend the screening of this webinar in Wonthaggi. You can also join the webinar from home, watch in a group in Melbourne CBD or watch in a group in Colac. Naturopathy is a safe and holistic approach to wellness and encompasses a variety of treatment methods including: nutritional medicine, dietary and lifestyle advice, herbal medicine

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Managing menopause: a naturopathic response (attend in Colac)

Date: Monday, 17/02/2020
Time: 10.00am–11.30am

Location: Colac Area Health, 2–28 Connor Street, Colac

Attend the screening of this webinar in Colac. You can also join the webinar from home, watch in a group in Melbourne CBD or watch in a group in Wonthaggi. Naturopathy is a safe and holistic approach to wellness and encompasses a variety of treatment methods including: nutritional medicine, dietary and lifestyle advice, herbal medicine

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Managing menopause: a naturopathic approach (attend in Melbourne)

Date: Monday, 17/02/2020
Time: 10.30am–11.30am

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

Attend the screening of this webinar at our Resource Centre in the Melbourne CBD. You can also join the webinar from home, watch in a group in Wonthaggi or watch in a group in Colac. Naturopathy is a safe and holistic approach to wellness and encompasses a variety of treatment methods including: nutritional medicine, dietary

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Radiotherapy for breast cancer

Date: Tuesday, 18/02/2020
Time: 11.30am–12.30pm

Location: Webinar

Some women with breast cancer will be recommended radiotherapy as part of their treatment. Radiotherapy involves the use of high energy radiation to destroy cancer cells that may be left in the breast and/or axilla (armpit) after your surgery. Our presenter will discuss the techniques used to deliver radiotherapy, the benefits and side effects of

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Cancer, fatigue and lack of sleep – Maryborough

Date: Monday, 24/02/2020
Time: 11.00 –12.00pm

Location: Maryborough District Health Service, 75 - 87 Clarendon Street, Maryborough

Join us to explore the topics of sleep and fatigue in relation to cancer and cancer treatment. These are two of the most common and the most challenging side effects experienced by many people who've had a cancer diagnosis. Find out what strategies and resources are recommended to deal with fatigue and sleep problems. After

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Lymphoedema

Date: Tuesday, 03/03/2020
Time: 12.30pm–1.30pm

Location: Webinar

March is Lymphoedema Awareness Month After surgery and/or radiotherapy for the treatment of breast or gynaecological cancer, the lymphatic system may be damaged and there is a risk of developing lymphoedema. Join in this webinar to learn about what lymphoedema is, early warning signs, how to minimise the risk of developing lymphoedema and what to

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Cancer and wellbeing day – Heidelberg

Date: Tuesday, 03/03/2020
Time: 9.45am–2.45pm

Location: 4th Floor, Mercy Hospital for Women, 163 Studley Road, Heidelberg

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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Sleeping soundly video screening – Berwick

Date: Wednesday, 18/03/2020
Time: 6.00pm–7.30pm

Location: St John of God Hospital, 75 Kangan Drive, Berwick

People with cancer face a range of significant physical and emotional stressors and the large majority will experience sleep problems at some point during their cancer experience. Justine Diggens, an experienced Clinical Psychologist from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, speaks about sleep problems, cancer specific factors that affect sleep loss, and strategies to improve your sleep.

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Radiotherapy for gynaecological cancers

Date: Thursday, 19/03/2020
Time: 11.30am–12.30pm

Location: Webinar

Join the webinar from home using a computer, tablet or phone. You can also come along and watch in a group in Melbourne's CBD. Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is often one part of treatment for gynaecological cancers such as cervical, vaginal and endometrial cancer. Radiation can be delivered in one of two ways: from the

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Radiotherapy for gynaecological cancers (attend in Melbourne)

Date: Thursday, 19/03/2020
Time: 11.30am–12.30pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre, level 5, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Attend the screening of this webinar at our Resource Centre in Melbourne. You can also join the webinar from home. Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is often one part of treatment for gynaecological cancers such as cervical, vaginal and endometrial cancer. Radiation can be delivered in one of two ways: from the outside, using external beam

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Bone metastases and breast cancer (webinar)

Date: Wednesday, 22/04/2020
Time: 12.00pm–1.00pm

Location: Webinar

Join the webinar from home on a computer, tablet or phone. Women with metastatic cancer breast cancer can also attend a screening in Ballarat or attend a screening at our Resource Centre in Melbourne. Bone metastases or 'bone mets' occur when cancer cells from the primary (breast) tumor relocate to the bone.  Bones are the most common site of recurrence

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Bone metastases and breast cancer (attend in Melbourne)

Date: Wednesday, 22/04/2020
Time: 12.00pm–1.00pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

Bone metastasis or 'bone mets' occur when cancer cells from the primary (breast) tumor relocate to the bone.  Bones are the most common site of recurrence for breast cancer.
In this session our presenter, Medical Oncologist, Dr Bianca Devitt will outline common symptoms, how bone metastasis is diagnosed, what treatment options are currently available and new treatments on the horizon.

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Bone metastases and breast cancer (attend in Ballarat)

Date: Wednesday, 22/04/2020
Time: 12.00pm–1.00pm

Location: Ballarat Central

This is a session for women with metastatic cancer breast cancer to attend a webinar screening in Ballarat. You can also join the webinar from home or attend a screening at our Resource Centre in Melbourne. Bone metastases or 'bone mets' occur when cancer cells from the primary tumor relocate to the bone. Bones are

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Transformation through doll making

Date: Monday, 27/04/2020
Time: 11.00am–1.00pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

In this creative and fun workshop we will explore the themes of shedding and surrendering to change in our lives, through doll making and creative art processes. You will make your own personal doll that symbolizes your wisdom and learning, what you are leaving behind and who you are becoming.

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Qi gong

Date: Thursday, 30/04/2020
Time: 11.00am–12.30pm

Location: Women's Health Victoria

Qi gong is a gentle self-care exercise technique which originated in China and is widely practised for health promotion and prevention of disease. Qi gong practice can help with balance, flexibility and strength. It also calms the mind, improves focus, and reduces stress. Come along and learn a simple qi gong routine that you can

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