1. Further support
Head and neck cancers support
You can speak to specially trained staff at Cancer Council 13 11 20. They can answer your questions about the effects of cancer, explain what will happen during treatment and link you to support groups and other community resources.
If you need an interpreter, call TIS (the Translating and Interpreting Service) on 13 14 50.
For support and advice for carers, call the Carers Association on 1800 242 636.
More support options
Head and Neck Cancer Australia (formerly Beyond Five)
Head and Neck Cancer Australia is dedicated to providing education and support to people living with head and neck cancer. We provide comprehensive and easy to understand information from diagnosis, treatment to life after cancer helping people to navigate their cancer journey and have the best quality of life possible. We also lead the national effort to raise awareness of head and neck cancer among all Australians and healthcare professionals to increase early diagnosis and encourage prevention.
beyondblue: The national depression initiative
Information on depression, anxiety and related disorders, available treatment and support services
• Telephone: 1300 22 4636
• Website: www.beyondblue.org.au
National Health Services Directory
A directory providing information on local hospital and community services
• Website: www.nhsd.com.au
Information on cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care for Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers
• Telephone: 1800 624 973
• Website: www.canceraustralia.gov.au
Care Search: Palliative Care Knowledge network
Information for patients and carers on living with illness, practical advice on how to care, and finding services
• Telephone: (08) 7221 8233
• Website: www.caresearch.com.au
NEMICS A common path: Head and neck cancer
Videos offering support and advice from people who have been through cancer.
• Visit: www.youtube.com/c/ACommonPathCancersupportandadvice
Optimal care pathways have been developed for health professionals and health services. However, patients and carers may find useful information in this version to help understand the processes their treating health professionals are following.