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Support groups

Support groups bring people together and provide a safe forum for exchanging perspectives, sharing concerns, and gaining confidence to face the future. Support groups are typically led by a trained health care professional. “Peer support” is a term we use to refer to advice and help received from fellow patients or people without medical training. 

Benefits of support groups

The common experience among members of a support group often means they have similar feelings, worries, everyday problems, treatment decisions or treatment side effects. Participating in a group provides you with an opportunity to be with people who are likely to have a common purpose and likely to understand one another.

Benefits of participating in a support group may include:

  • Feeling less lonely, isolated or judged
  • Reducing distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue
  • Talking openly and honestly about your feelings
  • Improving skills to cope with challenges
  • Staying motivated to manage chronic conditions or stick to treatment plans
  • Gaining a sense of empowerment, control or hope
  • Improving understanding of a disease and your own experience with it
  • Learning about health, economic or social resources

We currently offer the following support groups:

Please register your interest before attending any of our support groups by sending an email to or call 9384 3544. 

Monthly Support Group

This group provides an opportunity for people affected by cancer, carers and significant others to connect share, reflect and explore how other people going through similar experiences are coping.

Sharing your experience with others can lessen feelings of isolation and provide a space to develop skills to manage stress and navigate your experience.

In-person at Solaris Cottesloe on:
Upcoming dates: Tuesday 16th January, 20th February and 19th March
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Venue: Solaris Cottesloe

Younger Peoples Support Group (26 - 49 years)

Younger people affected by cancer can experience complex issues beyond the treatment phase. These can include social and relationship issues, workplace re-evaluation, body image, sexuality, and long-term effects from treatment.

This group offers a safe space to normalise and discuss these challenges as well as explore resources and strategies that can help you feel less isolated.

Younger people in treatment, post-treatment, and caring for someone with cancer are welcome to attend.

Upcoming dates: Last Thursday evening of each month – 25th January, 29th February and 28th March
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Solaris Cottesloe