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 are excited to invite you to attend the Head and Neck Cancer Support Group after a long pause due to COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 has had a major impact on our lives over the past two years, especially those affected by cancer. We would like to take the first hour to discuss the impacts that COVID-19 has had on head and neck cancer diagnosis, treatment, and the social and emotional impacts of adjusting to life after treatment in the middle of a pandemic.

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

Our meeting room capacity continues to be set at 24 attendees. Please remember to RSVP if wanting to attend as we expect to reach capacity and may need to turn people away if we go over numbers.

 

Group Details:

When:             Wednesday 25 May 2022

Where:            Room 2064 Level 2, Calvary Mater Newcastle

Time:               2:00 – 4:00pm

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

Laurie-Anne.Minslow@calvarymater.org.au

Tiffani Jones (Dietitian) 4014 3136

Lisa Crouch (Occupational Therapist) 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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