'Counterpart’s service expansion – lessons for peer support in a small cancer support organisation?' was a poster presentation included in the 6th national Cancer Survivorship Conference, held in Adelaide in March 2023.
In July 2022 after considering the cancer landscape and following requests from both women with other cancers and clinicians, the service opened to Victorian women with all cancers. In preparation for this service expansion, the Peer Support Volunteers (PSVs) completed a bridging training program to support their work with a new cohort of service users.
This poster presentation contains the methods, outcomes and lessons learnt of the expansion of peer support by a niche cancer support service to women with all cancers in Victoria.