Cancer Support Groups
Support groups provide a safe place for people affected by cancer to come together, develop friendships, share ideas and thoughts in a non-judgmental environment. People develop a sense of belonging and feel comfortable enough to share their feelings with others who have had similar experiences. Groups develop a sense of community.
Support groups create a caring and supportive environment where individuals feel accepted for themselves; participants feel safe to express their true feelings without protecting others; and receive acceptance and understanding.
Cancer Council Tasmania has many types of cancer support groups including:
- Women’s Cancers
- Men’s Cancers
- Colorectal Cancer
- Young women with cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- All cancers
- Head and Neck Cancers
For support groups in your local area please contact us on 1300 65 65 85
Who this service is for
Anyone affected by cancer
How this service is delivered
Our support groups are run from our offices
Call or visit us online
Call us or see our website for more information
More programs from Cancer Council
transport2treatment (t2t) is a free service for patients who otherwise could not get to cancer treatment provided by Cancer Council Tasmania.
Cancer Support Centres
Cancer Council trained staff and volunteers are available to assist members of the public with any enquiry or support need relating to cancer which can be made over the phone or by simply dropping in – no appointment is necessary.
Legal and Financial Assistance
Cancer Council Tasmania’s Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) aims to assist Tasmanians diagnosed with cancer when they are undergoing treatment or receiving palliative care who are experiencing financial hardship. Cancer Council also has free legal support programs currently available.