Support groups provide a safe place for people affected by cancer to come together, develop friendships, share ideas and thoughts in a non-judgemental 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 a range of support groups available throughout Tasmania.
Who this service is for
People affected by cancer.
How this service is delivered
We have a wide range of support groups at different locations in the south, north and northwest, refer to each area's website for further details.
Call or visit us online
Call us or see our website for more information.
Southern Cancer Support Groups
Northern Support Groups
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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.