Emotional support services | Leukaemia Foundation

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 staff. Our staff have backgrounds in healthcare and are all experienced in offering emotional support.

Emotional support service description

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:

Emotional support

  • 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.

Find out more about our referral and assessment services.

Grief support

  • Counselling and support.
  • Referral to an external service where needed.

Find out more about our grief support services.

Carer support

  • Support adjusting to a carer role.
  • Caring for the carer program (currently only available in Queensland).

Emotional support services locations

Our emotional services are available in each state and territory. Please note that the Caring for the Carer program is currently only available in Queensland.

Interactive map

Use this interactive map to find the nearest support services to you.

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

Via referral and assessment from Blood Cancer Support Coordinators, treating facilities, social workers and welfare officers.

You can also contact us directly on 1800 620 420 or via email at info@leukaemia.org.au.

Emotional support services costs

No cost.

Last updated on August 28th, 2019

Developed by the Leukaemia Foundation in consultation with people living with a blood cancer, Leukaemia Foundation support staff, haematology nursing staff and/or Australian clinical haematologists. This content is provided for information purposes only and we urge you to always seek advice from a registered health care professional for diagnosis, treatment and answers to your medical questions, including the suitability of a particular therapy, service, product or treatment in your circumstances. The Leukaemia Foundation shall not bear any liability for any person relying on the materials contained on this website.

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