Emotional support services
To support you and your loved ones through the roller coaster of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship, we offer emotional support and assistance with our highly trained support services team.
Our staff have backgrounds in healthcare and are all experienced in offering emotional support.
About our Emotional support services
When you are diagnosed with a blood cancer, it is only natural to feel a range of emotions: grief, anger, fear and sadness, to name a few. As you go through treatment and try to adjust to the changes this brings to your life, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. Our Blood Cancer Support Coordinators are here to help you and your loved ones at every stage of your cancer journey.
Everyone has different emotional responses at different stages, so whether you just need to talk to someone about how you are feeling today, need some support adjusting or are feeling completely overwhelmed by your emotions, we are here to listen, provide support and connect you with other services who can help.
We also know that the people around you can be experiencing some of their own emotional challenges, so we are also here for them.
Our range of emotional support services include:
- adjusting to your diagnosis.
- adjusting to changes in your life.
- the impact on your family and friends.
Referrals to external services
- Psychologist or counsellor.
- Allied health professionals, such as occupational therapist, exercise physiologist, nutritionist.
Grief and bereavement support
- Counselling and support.
- Referral to an external service where needed.
- Support adjusting to a carer role
- Online Caring for the carer program.
Emotional support services eligibility criteria
Our emotional support services are available to anyone living with blood cancer, their family and friends.
How to access emotional support services
Telehealth services, by phone or video, are available for you to speak with one of our Blood Cancer Support Coordinators. These services provides a safe way to meet from the comfort of your own home, especially during the ongoing pandemic.
Emotional support services costs