Seminars and support groups
After recovering from the initial shock of diagnosis, many people will want to gather information about their disease, its treatment and how their lives might be affected. While your medical specialist will provide valuable information and answer many of your questions, you may be looking for additional information or support.
In addition to our 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.
Our free education seminars include sessions on the following diseases:
- Childhood leukaemia
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
Our events calendar lists seminars as they are scheduled.
Coffee, cake and chat
These informal support groups are a chance to meet other people with a blood cancer, share your story, and relax in a supportive environment. We run Coffee, cake and chat groups for myeloma, amyloidosis, lymphoma, Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinaemia, chronic myeloid leukaemia, and MPN. Check our calendar for upcoming groups.
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