Emotional Support Services

Emotional support for cancer patients

Being diagnosed with cancer or supporting a loved one with cancer is rarely easy. Cancer Council Queensland offers a range of emotional support services to support you along the way. Call Cancer Council 13 11 20 if you would like more information about any of these.

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…

Peer Support Volunteers

Cancer Council Queensland’s Peer Support Program brings trained volunteers into Cancer Council Queensland accommodation lodges and selected treatment facilities to provide support and information to cancer patients, their carers, and family members. The program involves collaboration between Cancer Council Queensland and participating treatment facilities. What will a Peer Support volunteer provide? All Peer Support volunteers…

Cancer Support Groups

Emotional support for cancer patients

Attending a support group If you have been affected by cancer, Cancer Council Queensland can provide you with information regarding a range of support groups operating across Queensland. There are groups for most types of cancer, including brain tumour, breast, prostate, colorectal, lung and head and neck cancers as well as non-specific cancer support groups.…

Mindfulness Programs

The Cancer Counselling Service provides a range of emotional support options, including our mindfulness programs. These programs are run by psychologists and nurse counsellors who are highly trained in the delivery of mindfulness based cognitive therapy.

Relaxation Workshops

Learning to Relax workshops The diagnosis and treatment of cancer is demanding not only on those diagnosed, but also for their family and friends. Routines are interrupted, and people often say they feel like they are on a roller coaster ride of appointments, tests and treatment schedules. Finding strategies which can help with relaxation and that do not require a lot of…