Emotional Support Services

Emotional support for cancer patients

“The care and support I received when I called 13 11 20 not only assisted me on that day, it provided a referral to CCQ’s free counselling service that has made a huge difference in me dealing with my diagnosis.”  Caller to Cancer Council 13 11 20.

Cancer Counselling Service

Our cancer-specific psychology service can support you at any stage of your cancer journey.

Cancer Connect

Sometimes it helps to talk to someone who has been there and knows what you are going through. Cancer Connect aims to connect you, your carer or your loved ones over the phone with a trained volunteer who has had a similar experience. Where a match is not available, this service will direct you to…

Brain Tumour Support and Information

If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with a benign or malignant brain tumour, coping with changes to your life can be stressful and challenging. Our Brain Tumour Support Service provides resources, information sessions with health professionals, and opportunities to meet others dealing with a brain tumour. We can also assist with…

Hospital Volunteers

The Hospital-based Volunteer Program brings trained volunteers into the hospital setting to provide support and information to cancer patients and their families. Hospital-based volunteers complement the care provided by the treating oncology team. The program involves collaboration between Cancer Council Queensland and participating hospitals. What will a Hospital-based volunteer provide? Hospital Based volunteers have a…

c-vivor Active Cancer Support

The C-vivor fitness group help you reap the benefits of physical activity whilst connecting with peers impacted by cancer.

Connect with others impacted by cancer in our active support groups Around 27,000 Queenslanders are diagnosed with cancer each year, and of those diagnosed, 66 per cent will survive five or more years. As people diagnosed with cancer are living longer, the need to address quality of life, psychosocial and survivorship issues has become ever more…

Cancer Support Groups

If you have been affected by cancer, Cancer Council Queensland can refer you to a range of support groups operating across Queensland. There are groups for most types of cancer, including: breast, prostate, colorectal, lung and head and neck cancers as well as non-specific cancer support groups. A support group can occur face to face,…