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Workers affected by cancer offered specialised support

Prof. Joanne Aitken

Queensland employees distressed by cancer now have greater access to specialised psychological support, thanks to a partnership raising awareness of cancer-related stress in the workplace. AccessEAP has joined forces with Cancer Council Queensland to offer specialised face-to-face or telephone counselling to their customer’s employees and families affected by cancer. CEO of AccessEAP, Sally Kirkright, said…

Live Well, Be Well Radio – 6 February

Live well be well

6 February: Friendships, retraining your brain to outsmart stress, the Everyday Health Survey and zucchini slice! Listen to the latest Live Well, Be Well radio podcast with Katie Clift here, and catch up on episodes you may have missed. Live Well, Be Well radio is broadcast across Queensland each Saturday morning on 96Five and 91.9…

Everyday Health Survey seeks keys to health and happiness

Take the survey online here, now! Public health experts are one step closer in their search for answers to Queensland’s obesity epidemic, following the launch of Queensland’s first population-wide Everyday Health Survey on World Cancer Day (4 February). The Cancer Council survey seeks to evaluate individual diet and lifestyle habits in order to improve community…

New cancer nurse counsellors on call to help

Queenslanders impacted by cancer can call a new nurse counselling service for support, following the launch of Queensland’s first telephone-based Nurse Counsellor Service by Cancer Council Queensland. The service was launched in response to evidence that distressed patients and carers could benefit significantly from a single phone counselling session with a nurse. Cancer Council Queensland…

Queensland benefits from local cancer support

Understanding cancer

Cancer Council Community Support Coordinators had a busy 2015 helping thousands of Queensland cancer patients seek vital support. More than 4500 Queenslanders received assistance through CCQ’s supportive care programs in 2015 alone. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the organisation’s supportive care programs were available statewide for metro and regional Queenslanders. “In 2015 we…

Life after cancer can be brighter

A large number of Queensland cancer survivors say their diagnosis has made them a better person and led to positive life changes, new research from Cancer Council’s 1000 Survivor Study shows. Cancer Council Queensland’s 1000 Survivor Study is an Australian-first project, assessing the physical, emotional and practical concerns of cancer survivors. Almost 44 per cent…

Fit, Happy, Healthy, and Festive

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift shares five easy tips to help Queenslanders enjoy the festive season, the healthy way. There’s nothing worse than seeing the New Year in, realising you’ve added on a few kilos with all the Christmas trimmings. It’s important to plan and prepare early to ensure you enjoy the healthiest and…

Qld seeks support on 13 11 20

More than 15,000 Queenslanders have reached out to Cancer Council’s 13 11 20 for information and support this year, new figures show. The latest data from Cancer Council’s information and support line 13 11 20, shows 34 per cent of local callers sought help with practical issues relating to cancer since January. Cancer Council Queensland…

Lights for Lucy Shine Brightly this Christmas

Cancer Council is calling on Queenslanders to help brighten the lives of children with cancer by taking part in the Cancer Council Christmas Appeal – Lights for Lucy. Lights for Lucy raises funds and awareness to support more than 140 Queensland children diagnosed with cancer each year. Around 20 Queensland children will die from the…

Bigger plates and portions drive Queenslanders to overeat and drink

New research shows larger cups and plates, oversized food portions and supersized deals are driving Queenslanders to overconsume, putting their health at risk. A new study* has found people consistently consume more food and drink when offered larger-sized portions, packages or tableware than when offered smaller-sized versions. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said poor…

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