Counterpart Publications

Counterpart is committed to informing the public and stakeholders of the work and initiatives implemented each year. Key publications can be accessed here, including the Year in Review.

For specific information on breast cancer or gynaecological cancer, please visit the library.

Year in Review 2017–18

Published 30 October 2018

In 2017–18, Counterpart expanded our reach to more women affected by breast or a gynaecological cancer across Victoria. The Counterpart Year in Review 2017–18 celebrates our achievements over the last year and includes stories from some of the women who used our service, women who volunteer and health professionals. This Year in Review has been expanded to commemorate our 15th birthday, and includes photos and highlights from our history as BreaCan and then Counterpart.

Download: Year in Review 2017–18 - PDF (3MB)

Year in Review 2016–17

Published 30 October 2017

The Counterpart Year in Review 2016–17 includes stories from some of the women who contribute to the service — volunteers, women who use the service and health professionals. It is a celebration of the essence of the service and the highlights from the last financial year, providing an overview of how people affected by a gynaecological or breast cancer are supported through the Resource Centre, Bridge of Support programs, and various projects.

Download: Year in Review 2016–17 - PDF (7MB)

Year in Review 2015-16

Published 25 October 2016

The BreaCan Year in Review 2015-2016 celebrates the highlights and achievements of the last financial year. It includes information about services delivered to people affected by a gynaecological or breast cancer through the Resource Centre, Bridge of Support programs, and projects. It also features several stories from service users and a health professional.

Download: Year in Review 2015-16 - PDF (1.8MB)

The Connecting and Supporting Rural and Regional Women with Cancer Project Final Report

Published 3 June 2016

In 2015, Counterpart partnered with the Integrated Cancer Services of Barwon South West and Grampians regions to undertake a project to improve understanding of the support and information needs of women affected by cancer in rural and regional Victoria. The Connecting and Supporting Rural and Regional Women with Cancer project was funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Cancer Strategy Unit. The project report outlines the aims, methodology and findings of the project, and recommendations.

Download: The Connecting and Supporting Rural and Regional Women with Cancer Project Final Report - PDF (5 MB)

The Connecting and Supporting Rural and Regional Women with Cancer Project Summary

Published 3 December 2015

This plain English summary outlines the Connecting and Supporting Rural and Regional Women with Cancer project. The aim of this project was to improve understanding of the support and information needs of women affected by cancer in rural and regional Victoria. Counterpart undertook the project in partnership with Integrated Cancer Services of Barwon South West and Grampians.

Download: The Connecting and Supporting Rural and Regional Women with Cancer Project Summary - PDF (148kB)

Year in Review 2014-2015

Published 27 October 2015

The BreaCan Year in Review 2014-2015, documents the highlights and achievements of the service for the last financial year. It includes information about services delivered through the BreaCan Resource Centre, key service use data, major projects and strategic goals. It also features several stories from BreaCan service users.

Download: Year in Review 2014-2015 - PDF (1.2MB)

BreaCan Year in Review 2013-14

Published 5 November 2014

Highlights the achievements and work of the service for the financial year 2013 to 2014. Features articles on BreaCan's 10th birthday celebration, personal stories from our service users and key service use data.

Download: BreaCan Year in Review 2013-14 - PDF 3MB

Submission to the State Treasurer

Published 28 February 2014

With an ageing rural population, improved detection methods and advances in cancer treatments, the number of rural women living with a gynaecological cancer or breast cancer is increasing. Providing peer support options and a message of hope from diagnosis through treatment and beyond, has been highly valued by women who have used our service during our 10 years of operation.

In this submission to the Victorian State Treasurer, we map out our future plans to trial a pilot project to increase access to BreaCan by those isolated through distance.

Download: Submission to the State Treasurer - (PDF 1mb)

Breast & Gynaecological Cancer Resources for Vietnamese women and their families

Published 11 December 2013

A list of resources on breast and gynaecological cancers in Vietnamese and English. The PDF includes hyperlinks to these resources. This resource list was created as part of a project funded by Cancer Australia.

Download: Breast & Gynaecological Cancer Resources for Vietnamese women and their families - PDF (75KB)

Các câu hỏi để hỏi bác sĩ (Questions to ask your doctor)

Published 7 November 2013

This PowerPoint presentation was developed from a Cancer Australia document and was translated and interpreted into Vietnamese.  It also includes a recording of a Vietnamese interpreter reading out the  information in Vietnamese. It was created as part of a project funded by Cancer Australia.

Please note: to play this file you will need Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, or similar program, and a computer with speakers.

Download: Các câu hỏi để hỏi bác sĩ (Questions to ask your doctor) - Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation (12MB)

BreaCan Decade in Review 2003-2013

Published 28 October 2013

Highlights the achievements and work of the service for the financial year 2012 to 2013, and also celebrates highlights from the first decade of operation from 2003 to 2013.  Featured are articles on the history of the service, personal stories from our service users and volunteers and key service use data.

Download: BreaCan Decade in Review 2003-2013 - PDF (5MB)

Factsheet For Women Living In Victoria With A Gynaecological Cancer

Published 22 March 2013

This factsheet was produced as part of a collaborative project between BreaCan and Ovarian Cancer Australia that was funded by the Victorian Department of Health.

Download: Factsheet For Women Living In Victoria With A Gynaecological Cancer - PDF (828KB)

BreaCan Year in Review 2011-2012

Published 18 October 2012

Highlights the achievements and work of the service for the financial year 2011 to 2012. This year’s publication reflects on what is the ‘fabric of BreaCan’ – the things that make the service special and unique, alongside the many achievements reached in the past financial year. Of note are the four personal stories of women who have used the service, their words describe the many elements which make up BreaCan’s fabric.

Download: BreaCan Year in Review 2011-2012 - PDF (1.2MB)

BreaCan Year in Review 2010-2011

Published 17 October 2011

Highlights the achievements and work of the service for the financial year 2010 to 2011. Featured are articles on the National Volunteer Week Celebration, personal stories from our peer support volunteers and key service use data.

Download: BreaCan Year in Review 2010-2011 - PDF (1.5MB)

BreaCan Year In Review 2009-2010

Published 16 November 2010

Highlights the achievements and work of the service for the financial year 2009 to 2010. Featured are articles on the innovative ‘Bridge of Support’ project being run in collaboration with the Royal Melbourne Hospital and key service use data.

Download: BreaCan Year In Review 2009-2010 - PDF (1.5MB)

BreaCan Year in Review 2008-2009

Published 19 October 2009

Highlights the achievements and work of the service for the financial year 2008 to 2009. Featured are articles on consumer participation through evaluation and new partnership programs.

Download: BreaCan Year in Review 2008-2009 - PDF (1.8MB)

BreaCan Strategic Plan 2009-2012

Published 4 May 2009

Provides a concise overview of the goals and objectives of the service, endorsed by the WHV Council.

Download: BreaCan Strategic Plan 2009-2012 - PDF (897kb)

BreaCan Year in Review 2007-2008

Published 19 October 2008

Highlights the achievements and work of the service for the financial year 2007 to 2008. BreaCan's 2007 Victorian Public Healthcare Award for Innovation in Models of Care is featured.

Download: BreaCan Year in Review 2007-2008 - PDF (1.1MB)

BreaCan Year in Review 2006-2007

Published 1 October 2007

Highlights the significant transition of the service to providing women affected by gynaecological cancer with support and information.

Download: BreaCan Year in Review 2006-2007 - PDF (1.2MB)

BreaCan Year in Review 2005-2006

Published 2 October 2006

Focuses on the transition of the service from pilot project to recurrent funded service and the relocation of the service to the Queen Victoria Women's Centre.

 

Download: BreaCan Year in Review 2005-2006 - PDF (1.7MB)

Young Women Talking

Published 1 May 2006

A multimedia booklet and DVD which explores the issues affecting young women with breast cancer, as told by a group of young women, in their own words. The DVD and booklet is available for women living in Victoria and can be sent out by contacting the Resource Centre. You can also download the booklet and watch the DVD online at For Young Women.

Download: Young Women Talking - PDF (2.4MB)