Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Calvary Mater Newcastle’s Head and Neck Cancer Support Group was established in July 2010 as a means of providing further support to head and neck cancer patients in the Newcastle and Hunter area.

The group meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month and is facilitated by Allied Health Professionals working within this area, and provides both education and peer support.

Next Support Group

The staff at Calvary Mater Newcastle invite you to attend the Head and Neck Cancer Support Group.

This month we are very fortunate to have Dr Yuvnik Trada, a Radiation Oncologist working with head and neck cancer at Calvary Mater Newcastle.  Dr Trada will present on radiotherapy in head and neck cancer including radiotherapy planning and late toxicities of radiotherapy. There will be time for questions.

The second hour will then provide an opportunity for you to talk to other people with similar experiences.

Please remember if you have a partner, friend or relative who would like to come they are most welcome.

If you are unable to attend the talk but would like to dial in virtually, please let us know and we can send you a link.


Group Details:

When:             Wednesday 27 March 2024

Where:            Room 2064 Level 2, Calvary Mater Newcastle – the room is opposite the Auxiliary lolly stand.

Time:               2:00 – 4:00pm

RSVP:             Laurie-Anne Minslow (Speech Pathologist) 4014 3136

[email protected]

Tiffani Jones (Dietitian) 4014 3136

Janelle Brown (Social Work) 4014 3136


The group runs for two hours every month. The first hour focuses on an invited speaker with relevant education/information, while the second hour is for more informal group socialising and facilitated group sharing.

The group is an ‘open’ group that allows a person to move in and out of it depending on their needs at the time. This ‘open’ group also allows for a cross section of experience across a person’s cancer journey – from diagnosis, treatment, recovery and long term survivorship.

To date, the group has heard from a variety of different speakers including: Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Dentists, Audiologists, Psychologists, Dietitians, Physiotherapists, Speech Pathologists and Social Workers. The group has also participated in a variety of events, such as ‘Relay for Life’, and members have undertaken Head and Neck Cancer Awareness activities including the selling of head and neck badges, wrist bands and magnets.

The group is open to any person with a diagnosis of head and neck cancer and their carers/family.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

For any enquiries regarding the Calvary Mater Newcastle Head and Neck Cancer Support Group, please complete the form below and one of our facilitators will be in contact shortly.

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