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Support and advice

Counselling and Emotional SupportOne of the cornerstones of our services is practical and emotional support – whether you need advice on finances or accommodation, help with the special needs of children, or even if you just need to talk to someone.

Emotional support

To support patients and their 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 nursing or social work, and are all experienced in counselling and offering support.

Emotional support can take place face-to-face at home or in hospital, over the telephone, or at one of our accommodation centres. Our staff can provide initial support as well as refer you to a health professional or associated specialist should further counselling be required.

We also offer:

» Support for carers
» Grief support

Practical support

Everyday life – including bills, childcare, and household matters – continues despite a diagnosis of blood cancer.

Families facing long and demanding treatment often have the added stress of managing the everyday pressure of practical and/or financial matters. We are with you for every step of the journey: from diagnosis, throughout treatment and during recovery.

» Children’s special needs
» General practical matters – including accommodation and transport
» Supporting survivors
» Sexuality and intimacy information

Last updated on February 28th, 2018

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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