A support group is a collective of people sharing common interests and experiences, in this case, people with a lung cancer and their carers/families. It provides an environment to share information, support one another and discuss ways to cope with the challenges of living with lung cancer.
What do Support Groups do?
Support groups offer a welcoming, informal environment and the opportunity to participate in many different types of activities, which may include:
- regular meetings
- possible guest speakers providing information on a range of topics
- education and information days
- member to member support (through telephone calls, emails, on line forums and hospital and home visits)
- group newsletters
There are many benefits to being part of a support group including:
- An opportunity to connect with other people living with lung cancer
- An opportunity to be supported and to help others
- Professional advice and support from skilled facilitators
- A chance to talk about your concerns, share experiences and information
- Develop new skills for looking after yourself and coping with day-to-day life
- Feeling less isolated by being connected with a group
Lung Cancer Support Groups
Sydney Adventist Hospital Lung cancer Support Group
This lung cancer support group of patients, carers and family members meets fortnightly every alternate Thursday from 10am – 12noon in the Cancer Support Centre at Jacaranda Lodge.
For further information or bookings please contact the Cancer Support Centre on 02 9487 9061 or 02 9487 9062 or email email@example.com.
Facilitator – Rosemary Taylor
Sydney Mesothelioma Support Group
Facilitator: Jocelyn McLean
When: As needed
Place: This varies
Contact: Please call Kim Hadley on Phone, 02 9767 9800 or Jocelyn 02 9767 9854 or
Canberra Cancer of the Lung and Mesothelioma Support Group
This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 10am to 12pm at the Canberra Region Cancer Centre at Canberra Hospital.
The group is co-facilitated by the Lung cancer and mesothelioma specialist nurse, a social worker and Cancer Council ACT. Best contacts are the Lung cancer and mesothelioma specialist nurse on Mobile 0466 169 952 or Email Cancer Council ACT firstname.lastname@example.org
Patients, Carers and family members welcome.
Love and Light Lung Cancer Support Group – Melbourne VIC
The Love and Light Lung cancer support group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 10.30 am in Room 3A at The Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre, 145 Studley Rd, Heidelberg. All patients, carers and family members are welcome. For more information, please contact Group Leader, Ken Bottrell via email – email@example.com or mobile 0408 761 207 or Margaret phone 9436 4959
Love and Light Chat meetings are a new initiative of the group, and aims to provide patients and their carers with the opportunity to enjoy an informal chat away from the hospital at the local Cafe Georgia, 167 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe on the second Thursday of each month.
Coordinators are:- Margaret – phone 9436 4959 or Bruno – mobile 0412 252 531
Click here for Chat meeting dates.
PATIENTS,FAMILY MEMBERS & CARERS ARE ALL WELCOME