Geelong wellbeing day for women with cancer

Date: Thursday, 05/09/2024
Time: 10:00AM–2:45PM

Location:  Auditorium B, Northern Aquatic & Community Hub

Program: In person

Address: 1-9 Cox Road, Norlane VIC, Australia

Join us for a day of wellbeing sessions and connecting with others who’ve had a similar experience.

All events are free, morning tea, a light lunch and tea/coffee will be provided. You are welcome to stay for all or part of the day.

Program for the day we (to be finalised, more details to come soon):

  Registration and welcome
10.30am  A creative activity led by a local artist
11.20am  Morning tea
11.30am  An information session presented by two local Physiotherapists
12.30pm  Lunch
1.30pm  Gentle movement guided by local instructor
2.30pm Thank you and closing remarks

Audience: Women at any stage of their cancer experience. Family/ partners/ support people of women with a cancer diagnosis are also welcome to attend.

Counterpart is happy to be partnering with  Barwon South Western Regional Integrated Cancer Service (BSWRICS) for this special event.

Registrations close at 12 noon on Wednesday 28 August.

Click here to register for the Geelong wellbeing day for women with cancer.

or call us on 1300 781 500

More information about the presenters and sessions:

Creative activity – Trish Woodward
Trish Woodward originally trained and worked as a graphic designer in the television industry and pursued many creative projects once home with kids from costume making to children's book illustration.

When returning to the workforce she trained in healthcare as a career then in administration and finally to a life time dream of opening her own art studio. She facilitating art and craft session for many community groups, adults and children with disabilities and kids parties.

During Covid Trish returned to the healthcare sector in administration at the Andrew Love Cancer Centre where, for the past year, she has also held a weekly art and craft workshop in the wellness centre.

Trish understands the importance of creativity, in any form, as part of an holistic healthcare approach so is very pleased to be part of Counterpart’s Wellbeing Day in Geelong.


Information session – Erika Kotowicz and Sarah Huntly, Oncology Rehabilitation/ Clinician Physiotherapist.

Exercise has become a focus of cancer treatment in recent years, with its practice being imbedded as a part of standard care.  In this session we will talk about the benefits of exercise with a diagnosis of cancer, and how it can help manage the challenging side effects of the treatments offered.  The presenters are physiotherapists from the Oncology Rehabilitation Service at Barwon Health.  Erika, is the program coordinator and has over 10 years’ experience working in oncology at The Alfred, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and now Barwon Health.  Sarah, is an incredibly experience clinician, working across a number of areas in her career, finding her passion in oncology.  She works both at Barwon Health and has her own practice where she specialises in helping those with a diagnosis of cancer.  Both Erika and Sarah look forward to spending the afternoon with you.


Gentle movement guided by local instructor 

Further details coming soon.

Last Updated: 17 June, 2024 12:58 pm