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.


Shrinking the worries

Date: Wednesday, 23/10/2019
Time: 11.00am — 12.30pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

We all worry about things occasionally. But sometimes, especially after a major event in our lives, such as a cancer diagnosis, we can find ourselves worrying more, about all manner of things.  This affects sleep, stress levels and general well-being. This session will look at a variety of ways to help you worry less, so

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WEBINAR – Cancer and bone health

Date: Tuesday, 29/10/2019
Time: 11.00am — 12.00pm

Location: Webinar only

**webinar only** Bone loss is associated with various cancer treatments, particularly hormonal therapy. Loss of bone mineral density increases the risk of fractures and can have a serious effect on quality of life. In this session we will look at how cancer treatment impacts on bone health, and what treatment options, both medicinal and lifestyle,

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Group session: Cancer and bone health live webinar screening – Geelong

Date: Tuesday, 29/10/2019
Time: 10.30 – 12pm

Location: Andrew Love Cancer Centre, Wellness Lounge, 70 Swanston St, Geelong

This session is to join a group of women at the Andrew Love Centre to watch a live stream of the webinar being filmed in Melbourne. 10.30 Registration and morning tea 11am – 12pm webinar viewing Bone loss is associated with various cancer treatments, particularly hormonal therapy. Loss of bone mineral density increases the risk

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Group session: Cancer and bone health live webinar screening – Wonthaggi

Date: Tuesday, 29/10/2019
Time: 10.30am — 12.00pm

Location: Bass Coast Health – Wonthaggi Education Rooms 1 and 2 Graham Wing 235 Graham St Wonthaggi

This session is to join a group of women at Bass Coast Health  to watch a live stream of the webinar being filmed in Melbourne. 10.30 Registration and morning tea 11am – 12pm webinar viewing Bone loss is associated with various cancer treatments, particularly hormonal therapy. Loss of bone mineral density increases the risk of

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Belly dance – Berwick

Date: Wednesday, 30/10/2019
Time: 6.00pm — 7.30pm

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

Belly dance is a joyous dance style that celebrates the female form in all its shapes, curves and wobbles.  Join women from your area to learn some basic belly dance techniques in a fun and supportive environment. Our presenter will pace the workshop to suit everyone's needs. No particular level of fitness or experience is

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Feldenkrais

Date: Wednesday, 13/11/2019
Time: 10.30am — 12.00pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

This session will provide an introduction to the Feldenkrais Method which involves very gentle but unusual movements, designed to discover more comfortable and efficient ways to move.

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Cancer and Wellbeing Day – Brighton

Date: Wednesday, 13/11/2019
Time: 9.30am—2.30pm

Location: St Andrews Parish Hall, 19-21 St Andrews St, Brighton

Emerging evidence shows cancer patients may benefit from a range of mind-body therapies and lifestyle choices. Activities such as meditation and exercise can be helpful. They are used alongside standard medical treatment to reduce side effects and improve emotional health and wellbeing. It is always important to speak with your medical team about the therapies

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Meditation and yoga in the east

Date: Wednesday, 20/11/2019
Time: 1.00pm—4.00pm

Location: Yarra Ranges Community Health Service, 25 Market Street, Lilydale

In our busy worlds, it can be difficult to find time to look after ourselves. Take some time to relax, replenish and learn some new skills to take care of yourself. We welcome all women with a gynaecological or breast cancer to join us.  

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City street photography

Date: Thursday, 21/11/2019
Time: 10.30am – 12pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

Join Marion Vincent and other passionate photographers on a short walk to Flagstaff gardens to capture the sights, shapes and skyline of the city like never before. Bring along your camera, mobile phone or iPad. We will meet at Counterpart's Resource Centre to start.

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Cognitive effects associated with cancer treatments

Date: Monday, 25/11/2019
Time: 11.00am — 12.00pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

Some women diagnosed with cancer complain that their ability to think clearly has been reduced since treatment began. Research into this topic is growing and there is now stronger evidence that subtle changes in thinking do occur in some women.

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WEBINAR ONLY – Cognitive effects associated with cancer treatments

Date: Monday, 25/11/2019
Time: 11.00am — 12.00pm

Location: Webinar

THIS IS REGISTRATION FOR WEBINAR – If you would like to attend in Melbourne visit this site: Cognitive effects – Resource Centre Some women diagnosed with cancer complain that their ability to think clearly has been reduced since treatment began. Research into this topic is growing and there is now stronger evidence that subtle changes

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Group session: Cognitive effects associated with cancer treatments – Geelong

Date: Monday, 25/11/2019
Time: 10.30am — 12.00pm

Location: Andrew Love Cancer Centre, Wellness Lounge, 70 Swanston St, Geelong

This session is to join a group of women at the Andrew Love Centre to watch a live stream of the webinar being filmed in Melbourne. 10.30 Registration and morning tea 11am – 12pm webinar viewing Some women diagnosed with cancer complain that their ability to think clearly has been reduced since treatment began. Research

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Group session: Cognitive effects associated with cancer treatments – Wonthaggi

Date: Monday, 25/11/2019
Time: 10.30am — 12.00pm

Location: Bass Coast Health – Wonthaggi Education Rooms 1 and 2, Graham Wing, 235 Graham St Wonthaggi

This session is to join a group of women at Bass Coast Health Wonthaggi to watch a live stream of the webinar being filmed in Melbourne. 10.30 Registration and morning tea 11am – 12pm webinar viewing Some women diagnosed with cancer complain that their ability to think clearly has been reduced since treatment began. Research

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Meet the Researcher

Date: Wednesday, 27/11/2019
Time: 11.00am — 12.00pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

Dr Sophie Lewis from The University of NSW is doing qualitative research into the experiences of women living with metastatic breast cancer. She has been interviewing women to learn about what supportive care is most important to them as they live with this disease over time. Come along to meet Sophie and hear about the

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Styling headwear with confidence

Date: Wednesday, 04/12/2019
Time: 10.30 — 12.00pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

With summer on the way lots of social events are happening. If you're going through cancer treatment or you've recently finished, you want to look and feel your best despite the bald head, the fuzz, the short short cut, or the new curls. Come along for a fun session with ideas and encouragement to style

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End of Year Morning Tea

Date: Tuesday, 10/12/2019
Time: 10.30am —12.00pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

Join us to celebrate the festive season and the end of another year with morning tea at Counterpart's Resource Centre. If you've never visited our 5th floor space with stunning city views this may be just the occasion. Come for the beautiful gifts we will raffle, delicious scones and cakes, and the very good company.

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