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Face-to-face support groups

Face-to-face support groups

Evidence shows that people who join a group suffer less anxiety, feel less isolated and are better able to cope with cancer and its side effects.

We provide face to face support groups in four capital cities as a way to connect people living with ovarian cancer across the country with each other. Support groups are open and are facilitated by staff and volunteers. All current support groups are in metropolitan locations and open to partners of those living with ovarian cancer.

Many people find meeting with others in a similar situation helps them realise their responses are ‘normal’ and that other women are going through similar experiences.

Support groups can increase your feeling of control and make you feel less alone.

-Support group participant

Attending support groups can also be a good opportunity to learn more about your own situation and strategies for dealing with the challenging times, but to also socially share the support of other women.  We are always extending the invitation for newly diagnosed women to join us, however the group is open to people at any stage of their cancer journey.

Face-to-face locations

Melbourne

Meets monthly in Melbourne CBD

Sydney

Meets monthly in Sydney CBD

Perth

Meets monthly in Shenton Park

Brisbane

Meets monthly at Brisbane Library

How do I join?

In order to join one of our face-to-face support groups, or to find out more information, please contact our helpline on 1300 660 334 (Monday-Friday during business hours AET) to speak with one of our support nurses. You can also fill out the form below and one of our nurses will be in touch with you to discuss further.

This call is an opportunity for us to answer any questions that you may have, or talk about any fears that you may have about joining a group. We will provide you with more information on the location and time of the support groups, as well as direct you to one of our online support groups if you are unable to attend one of our face-to-face locations.

Acknowledgement flags

Ovarian Cancer Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land where our office is located, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation and we pay our respects to Elders past and present.