Support groups

Support groups

Support groups are a place for you to meet other people with a blood cancer, share your story, exchange information and relax in a supportive environment. We run face-to-face support groups across Australia as well as private Facebook groups, so you can connect with other people affected by a blood cancer from the comfort of home.

Support groups service description

Support groups

Our informal support groups are mediated by one of our blood cancer support coordinators and are an opportunity to meet other people with blood cancer, exchange information and talk through any issues, questions or concerns you may have. We hold both general and disease-specific support groups.

Coffee, cake and chat

People living with blood cancer, their carers and family are invited to join us for a relaxed get-together over coffee and the opportunity to share your story, exchange information or talk through any issues, questions or concerns you may have. We hold both general and disease-specific coffee, cake and chat groups.

Private Facebook groups

These are a friendly, supportive environment where you can share your personal experiences with your specific blood cancer with others who have the same diagnosis. Members can express concerns, ask questions and offer tips, share information and feedback on living with blood cancer. Only other members of the group can see your posts – your other friends outside the group will not see anything you have written there.

Support group locations

Groups are run throughout Australia, including regional and metropolitan areas. For information on groups in your area, select your state in our Events calendar.

Our private Facebook groups are:









Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinaemia:

Support groups eligibility criteria

Our support groups are available to anyone living with blood cancer, their family and friends.

How to access support groups

You can find when your local Support or Coffee, cake and chat group is meeting next in our Events calendar.

To join one of our private Facebook groups, you will need to ask to join the group via the button on the page.

You can also contact us directly on 1800 620 420 or via email at

Support groups costs

No cost.

Last updated on July 17th, 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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