Information and education services

Information and education services

After recovering from the initial shock of diagnosis, you may want to gather trusted information about your disease, its treatment and how your life might be affected. While your medical specialist and treating team will provide valuable information and answer many of your questions, you may be looking for additional information or support.

Access to trusted, relevant and easily understood information can help you better understand your experience, manage your disease and feel empowered to make the medical and treatment decisions that are right for you.

We provide a range of resources from booklets and fact sheets, to information on our website, to seminars and educations sessions. We will also point you to other trusted sources for information and support.

All of our disease and medical information is reviewed by external experts and regularly updated to make sure it is accurate and trustworthy. We also collaborate with and invite contributions by experts in the living well with cancer field.

This has enabled us to earn the internationally recognised HONCode certification for trusted health information on the internet and be accepted as a partner organisation by the Australian Government’s Healthdirect site.

Information and education services description

In addition to our blood cancer information, newsletters, and booklets and factsheets, we hold regular educational seminars across the country. These disease-specific seminars cover a range of topics including treatment; management of side effects; research and trials; diet and nutrition; stress management; physical activity; and adapting to change. They also provide an opportunity to hear from specialist doctors and allied health professionals, while meeting people in a similar situation.

Disease-related information

  • Diagnosis, symptoms, treatments and side effects.
  • Patient stories.
  • Glossary of terms.
  • Links to other credible information.
  • Online, videos, booklets, fact sheets, newsletters, seminars and workshops.

Seminars and workshops

  • Living well.
  • Disease-specific.
  • Delivered face-to-face and in video and/or audio format (where possible).

Find a seminar or workshop near you on our events page

Health and wellbeing information

  • Practical matters (Super, travel insurance, financial assistance, work/study, etc.).
  • Wills, Power of Attorney.
  • Mental health, relationships, diet, exercise.
  • Carers, family and friends.
  • Online, videos, brochures, newsletters, seminars and workshops.

Accessing and navigating the health system

  • Information regarding health services and navigating the health system.

Information and education locations

Our resource hub houses all of our online resources including web pages, videos, booklets, newsletters, patient stories and links to other trusted websites.

Booklets, fact sheets and newsletters are available from either your treating doctor or hospital, online, or by contacting us for a copy.

Seminars and workshops are run throughout Australia, including regional and metropolitan areas. For information on upcoming events in your area, select your state in our Events calendar.

Information and education services eligibility criteria

Our information and education services are available to anyone living with blood cancer, their family and friends.

How to access information and education services

Online, or via your Blood Cancer Support Coordinator, health facility or treating doctor or allied health professional.

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

Information and education services costs

No cost.

Read the latest newsletters

Visit our blood cancer resource hub

Find a seminar near you

 
Last updated on May 13th, 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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