1. Further support

High-grade glioma support

For information about brain cancer or where to go for support call Cancer Council 13 11 20.

Specially trained staff can answer your questions about the effects of cancer, explain what will happen during treatment or 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

American Brain Tumor Association
Provide support and resources for brain tumour patients and caregivers
• Website: www.abta.org/

Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre
Has general and tumour-specific information, primarily focussed on the post-treatment survivorship phase
• Telephone: +61 3 9656 5207
• Website: www.petermac.org/cancersurvivorship

National Health Services Directory
A directory providing information on local hospital and community services
• Website: www.nhsd.com.au

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

The Brain Foundation
A charity funding world-class research Australia-wide into neurological disorders, brain disease and brain injuries
• Website: www.brainfoundation.org.au

Cancer Voices Australia
Cancer Voices Australia is an alliance of cancer consumer organisations which works together on national issues for people affected by cancer
• Website: www.cancervoicesaustralia.org

NEMICS A common path: High-grade glioma
Videos offering support and advice from people who have been through cancer.
• Visit: www.youtube.com/c/ACommonPathCancersupportandadvice

The Brain Tumour Alliance Australia
Information resources and support for newly diagnosed patients and their families.
• Telephone: 1800 857 221 (free call number for peer support)
• Website: www.btaa.org.au

Cancer Australia
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

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.