Inverloch wellbeing day for women with cancer

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Location:  Inverloch Community Hub

Program: Online

Address: Inverloch Community House Inc., 16 Abeckett Street, Inverloch VIC 3996, Australia

Audience: Any woman who has had (recently or in the past) a cancer diagnosis. Family/ partners/ support people of women with a cancer diagnosis are also welcome to attend.

You are welcome to attend for all or part of the day.

Program for the day includes:

10am Registration and welcome. Introduction to Counterpart and other cancer services

10.30am–11.15am      Qigong – gentle meditative movement practice

11.15am–11.30pm      Morning tea

11.30am–12.30pm     Cancer fatigue – info session

12.30pm–1.15pm        Lunch

1.15pm–2.30pm          Creative inspiration – art therapy

2.30pm–2.40pm        Feedback and close

Organised in partnership with Taryn Robinson, McGrath Breast Care Nurse, Bass Coast Regional Health.

McGrath Foundation logo with Community Friend in pink text to the left of the logo


Register for this event via Eventbrite here: Inverloch wellbeing day for women with cancer

Registrations close 5pm on Wednesday 24 August.

 More detail on the sessions and presenters:

Qigong  10.30am – 11.15am

Qigong is many things — movement therapy, self-care, energy skill, gentle exercise. It’s a soothing body, mind and spirit therapy. Qigong brings together acupressure, slow stretches, gentle flowing movement and stillness. This magic potion releases tension and calms your heart and mind.

Nicole Lee is an internationally certified qigong teacher, teaching both classical and modern styles of qigong for the past 10 years. She is passionate sharing this ancient healing art in a way that’s accessible for our often-busy modern lifestyles. Nicole lives and teaches from the quiet spaciousness and rolling hills of South Gippsland, Victoria. Her business is Nicole Lee Qigong.

Cancer fatigue 11.30am – 12.30pm

Fatigue is a common symptom experienced by those with cancer. Many people say cancer fatigue is different to normal tiredness because it doesn’t always go away after rest. It can be difficult and distressing, especially if it continues for some time. This session will focus on managing fatigue, including sharing your experience and tips that have worked for you.
Carolyn McCaughan, Occupational Therapist from Bass Coast Health will present this session, including a summary sheet of information to take away. Bring along your questions on the topic.

Creative inspiration – art therapy 1.15pm – 2.30pm

In this session we will be guided in an activity using driftwood and other found objects. We will adorn our chosen objects with fabric, yarn, feathers and other materials. In the process of winding yarn and other materials around our chosen objects we take time to reflect on what is important to us and what are our values and strengths. We may discover ways to acknowledge and celebrate our strengths and move forward feeling confidence in ourselves and affirming our connections with others.
Sharyn Latham is a registered arts therapist, living and working on Bunurong Country in Bass Coast Victoria. She is also a registered nurse and counsellor. Sharyn has witnessed firsthand the benefits of art therapy upon mind, body and soul. She has her own private practice and also works in the public sector as a nurse counsellor. Her website is

Last Updated: 12 July, 2023 12:19 pm