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Facilitated by experienced Blood Cancer Support Coordinators, our online Blood Cancer Support Groups offer a place for you to chat to others with a blood cancer, share your story, exchange information and learn healthy coping strategies. All groups are 100% confidential and free of charge.

You can register for our upcoming Online Support Groups below:

Support – 24 September, 2021 10.30am-12.00pm AEST

Blood Cancer Support Group: Managing Fatigue

Online via Webex link

During this session, we explore expectations & understanding of fatigue, management strategies and where to seek professional support.  Together, we will share our personal experience, knowledge and resources to assist one another in managing fatigue.  

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Siobhan Hoy and Campos the dog
Support – 29 September, 2021 10.30am-12.30pm AEST

Exploring real life with blood cancer: a mind & body experience

Online

With advances in the management of blood cancer, people are living much longer.  For many, this also means living with the long-term effects of the disease &/or it’s treatments.  Whether you were diagnosed with acute or chronic leukaemia, myeloma, MDS, MPN, amyloidosis or lymphoma, the long-term effects may be impacting on your quality of life. 

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Siobhan Hoy and Campos the dog
Support – 30 September, 2021 1.00-2.30pm AEST

Parent’s Blood Cancer Support Group: Topic – Managing Fatigue

Online via Webex link

Cancer-related fatigue is a common experience for people living with blood cancer. It’s important to understand what causes it and how it differs from general fatigue. Apart from the obvious physical impact on everyday life, it can also affect mental health and functioning. During this session, we explore expectations & understanding of fatigue, management strategies and where to seek professional support. Together, we will share our personal experience, knowledge and resources to assist one another in managing fatigue.

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Support – 5 October, 2021 1.00-2.30pm AEST

Blood Cancer Support Group: Coping with Covid

Online via Webex link

The pandemic has seen much change in our world and has required flexibility and adaptation to cope with the circumstances that Covid-19 has placed upon us. In this group, we will talk about the big challenges and lifestyle changes, in particular the added considerations for people living with blood cancer. We will discuss how each other has coped (the good and the bad) & share strategies for living as well as possible during these times.

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Covid Vaccine
Support – 12 October, 2021 11.00am – 12.30pm AEST

Connecting Carers Support Group: Coping with Covid

Online via Webex link

The pandemic has seen much change in our world and has required flexibility and adaptation to cope with the circumstances that Covid-19 has placed upon us. In this group, we will talk about the big challenges and lifestyle changes, in particular the added considerations for people living with blood cancer. We will discuss how each other has coped (the good and the bad) & share strategies for living as well as possible during these times.

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Fundraising – 16 October, 2021 Support – 16 October, 2021

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Support – 20 October, 2021 7.00 – 8.30pm AEST

Blood Cancer Support Group: Coping with Covid

Online via Webex link

The pandemic has seen much change in our world and has required flexibility and adaptation to cope with the circumstances that Covid-19 has placed upon us. In this group, we will talk about the big challenges and lifestyle changes, in particular the added considerations for people living with blood cancer. We will discuss how each other has coped (the good and the bad) & share strategies for living as well as possible during these times.

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Covid Vaccine
Support – 26 October, 2021 2.30-4.00pm AEST

Men’s Blood Cancer Support Group – Coping with Covid

Online via Webex link

Sharing the news of a blood cancer diagnosis can be challenging & confronting. This initial news will be one of many tricky conversations you & those around you will be faced with after a diagnosis. Despite the challenges, there are ways to manage these conversations. Together, we will discuss the group’s experiences, share strategies to ease the discomfort & build confidence in having these conversations.

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