Events

Due to COVID-19, all events in the current program will be run online, via Zoom. Check out our upcoming events below and click the ‘BOOK SESSION’ button to book your place.

What’s On sessions are open to all women who have had cancer.

Making Connections sessions are only open to women with advanced/metastatic cancer.

All our events are free. If an online event fills up, priority will be given to Victorian women.


Creative activity – exploring where to from here

Date: Thursday, 19/05/2022
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Online workshop

Program: What's On

What is my next step? Where would I like to be? Explore the possibilities with Sandra Buchanan, an experienced, registered Counsellor and Expressive Arts Therapist. Sandra will guide us through a useful relaxation exercise that will help each of us identify what is important in our world and if there are things we may like

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Dru yoga (May workshop)

Date: Monday, 30/05/2022
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Online workshop

Program: What's On

Dru yoga uses graceful flowing movement, breathing and visualisation exercises to rejuvenate our whole being: mind, body and spirit. It is designed to be practised by people of any age, ability or fitness level.  Yoga can help to improve strength and flexibility, increase core stability, build a heightened feeling of positivity, and bring deep states of relaxation. The class

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Writing workshop

Date: Thursday, 02/06/2022
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Online workshop

Program: What's On

Have you ever wanted to write a journal, delve into prose or poetry, or tell your story for posterity? This workshop will provide opportunities to try different creative writing exercises sure to spark your ideas and help to get your writing flowing. No previous writing experience is necessary. The workshop will be facilitated by Adele

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Community palliative care

Date: Tuesday, 07/06/2022
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Webinar

Program: What's On

Learn about the range of services provided by community palliative care service Melbourne City Mission Palliative Care. We will also hear from a woman about her experience of using a palliative care service when her partner was dying. Community palliative care services provide holistic care to people who’re affected by a life-limiting illness, their families

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Bollywood dance for wellbeing

Date: Wednesday, 15/06/2022
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Online workshop

Program: What's On

Bollywood dance is not just a style of dance – it is a multilayered experience where music, dance, drama, storytelling and performance come together to create a magical world where anything is possible! It is a playful, expressive and energetic dance style that is a great reminder to not take things too seriously and to

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Creative visualisation

Date: Monday, 20/06/2022
Time: 10.30am–11.30am

Location: Online workshop

Program: What's On

Creative visualisation meditation encourages us to create space for healing within ourselves. We practise learning to move into a quiet internal space for opening up discovery and new possibilities. Nadia Addabbo is a Holistic Counsellor, energy practitioner and meditation teacher. Her practice is based around one-to-one work or groups and aims to support everyone to

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How to live well with metastatic cancer

Date: Wednesday, 22/06/2022
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Online workshop

Program: Making Connections

Answer: There is no right way! The right approach is the one that works for you. However, sometimes it can be helpful to consciously reflect on what it is that best supports us and how we draw upon our strengths, so that we can find ways to bring more support and power into our lives.

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Dru yoga (July workshop)

Date: Monday, 04/07/2022
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Online workshop

Program: What's On

Dru yoga uses graceful flowing movement, breathing and visualisation exercises to rejuvenate our whole being: mind, body and spirit. It is designed to be practised by people of any age, ability or fitness level.  Yoga can help to improve strength and flexibility, increase core stability, build a heightened feeling of positivity, and bring deep states of relaxation. The class

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Qi gong

Date: Thursday, 14/07/2022
Time: 10.30am–11.30am

Location: Online workshop

Program: What's On

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. Join us to learn a simple Qi gong routine that you can

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Fear of cancer recurrence

Date: Tuesday, 19/07/2022
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Online workshop

Program: What's On

Cancer can potentially be a life limiting disease. It is common and understandable for people diagnosed with cancer to feel anxious about the possibility of the cancer coming back. In this session we will look at: factors which can heighten this fear strategies to lessen it so it does not become overwhelming where you can

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Supporting the support people

Date: Tuesday, 26/07/2022
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Webinar

Program: What's On

A cancer diagnosis has a ripple effect on the whole family and on our wider systems of support and connection, like friends and work. In this session we will look at the issues relevant for those friends and family members who’re supporting a woman with a cancer diagnosis, to also receive support for themselves. We

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Dance flow

Date: Wednesday, 03/08/2022
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Online workshop

Program: What's On

Sally Low is excited to offer an experience of her work from years of running creative expressive dance classes called ‘Women Who Flow With the Sea’. Sally invites you to gently find support and connection with your body. From this place, she guides you into moving into flow. Be that flowing movements or being in

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Art therapy – what values are important to you?

Date: Monday, 08/08/2022
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Online workshop

Program: What's On

Art therapy is a way to explore and express feelings and ideas in a non-verbal way. This session offers an invitation to focus on the values that are most important to you. By responding to this invitation visually it is possible to uncover insights that have specific meaning for you. By creating or seeking out

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Mindful self-compassion

Date: Wednesday, 31/08/2022
Time: 1.00pm–2.00pm

Location: Online workshop

Program: What's On

Mindful self-compassion is a practice that teaches participants to respond to difficult moments in life with kindness, care and understanding. This skill can help to soothe and comfort ourselves when we’re hurting, to forgive ourselves, admit our shortcomings, and relate with authenticity and wholeheartedness to ourselves and others. The three key components of self-compassion are: self-kindness a

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