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Supporting people affected by cancer
Cancer Council Helpline
Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20 is a free*, confidential telephone information and support service.
Anyone can call Cancer Council Helpline - cancer patients, people living with cancer, their families, carers and friends, teachers, students, healthcare professionals and people who have questions about cancer. Talking about cancer will help beat cancer, so please call.
Specially trained staff are available to answer your questions about cancer and offer emotional or practical support.
Cancer survivor Katherine describes how calling 13 11 20 made a difference to her:
How I survived cancer
Cancer Connect is our free and confidential telephone peer support service that connects someone who has cancer with a specially trained volunteer who has had a similar cancer experience.
A Connect volunteer can listen with understanding and share their experiences and ways of coping. They can provide practical information, emotional support and hope.
For more information on Cancer Connect call Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20.
Paul describes how talking to other men in a similar situation to himself helped him face his diagnosis:
Daffodil Day Volunteer
What will you do today to help beat cancer?
Cancer Connections is our online community where patients, survivors, young adults with cancer, partners, family, friends and carers can participate in discussion forums, find support groups and keep personal pages and blogs.
Support groups provide a safe place for people affected by cancer to come together to develop friendships, share ideas and thoughts and learn coping skills in a non-judgmental environment.
People develop a sense of belonging and feel comfortable enough to share their feelings with others who have had similar experiences. Groups develop a sense of community.
We can connect people affected by cancer with face to face or telephone support groups.
Call Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20 for more information.
Cancer Council support services can vary between states. To find out what support is available in your area, call Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20 or click on your state or territory in the map below
This page was last updated on: Monday, August 27, 2012