Getting practical help

Gather my crew
Handy online rostering tool for coordinating tasks and offers of help. Note that you will need to register to use the site.
 (web tool)

Mummy's Wish
Mummy's Wish is a registered charity that provides practical support to women diagnosed with cancer who have children aged 12 years and under.

What can I do to help?
Deborah Hutton, Short Books (UK, 2010)
This book provides lots of ideas for ways in which family and friends can provide practical help to people who have had a cancer diagnosis. Available from Counterpart library, which provides resources to women who have had an experience of breast or a gynaecological cancer, in Victoria.

We're all in this together. Dealing with cancer: a guide for mums
Mummy's Wish (AUS, 2018)
This is a very practical and readable guide for mothers who have been diagnosed with cancer. It includes lots of ideas for managing a family, talking to children, dealing with school, making memories, getting financial advice and finding further support.
  (Book, 36 pages. PDF, ebook to view online)

Dealing with practical aspects of cancer
Cancer Australia (AUS)
This page provides links to practical information about getting treatment. Includes treatment planning, cost of treatment and questions to ask your treating team. It may be helpful to take a friend or family member to appointments with you.

Practical and financial assistance
Cancer Australia (AUS)
Explanation of assistance available from the Cancer Council. Includes a video of volunteer driver, Frank, who drives patients to hospital for treatment in Sydney, He and his wife Barbara have each had an experience of cancer. Scroll down to the map to find out what support is available in your area.
  (web page with video and map tool)

Last Updated: 10 June, 2021 12:45 pm