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For almost 20 years, we have provided connection, support and information to women with breast or a gynaecological cancer. We are looking forward to extending our services to other women with cancer. In July, Counterpart will be welcoming Victorian women with any type of cancer to talk with a Peer Support Volunteer or attend an event.

Get support

From 1 July, Peer Support Volunteers will be available to support you, listen and share. Women who have experienced the physical, emotional and social impacts of a cancer diagnosis and treatment can provide support that others cannot. Our current volunteers all have their own experience of cancer and are trained to support other women affected by cancer. Request a call from a Counterpart Peer Support Volunteer.

Come to an event

Our May to August program includes webinars and online workshops on a range of different topics. Some are information-based and others include activities to help you look after your own wellbeing. Our What's On program is open to all women with cancer. Our Making Connections program is specifically for women with advanced/metastatic cancer. See all upcoming Counterpart events.

Become a volunteer

Women with any type of cancer can apply to join our new intake of Peer Support Volunteers. It is an exciting opportunity to be part of the first intake open to all women with cancer. Applications close 12 August 2022.

Other ways to get involved

If you are a woman who has had a cancer diagnosis we would love to hear from you. Our service was created through the advocacy of women with cancer and consumer participation is essential to our ongoing development. We are looking for consumers to:

  • join the Expansion Project Advisory Group to guide our service expansion
  • assist with training our staff and volunteers by speaking about their experiences or joining a working group to review and revise the Peer Support Volunteer training program
  • share their feedback and ideas about how we can publicise our service through their networks
  • review our communication, marketing and other documents.

If you are interested in helping us extend our service to all women with cancer, please get in touch with our Expansion Project Coordinator Jan Savage ([email protected]).

Last Updated: 10 May, 2022 4:31 pm