It is common for people affected by cancer to experience a range of thoughts and feelings including the fear of cancer returning. The links below will take you to reputable services and supports.
The Cancer Council Victoria 13 11 20 information and Support Line is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and is staffed by experienced cancer nurses. They can provide emotional support and link with a wide range of supports.
Health Direct provides information about what a mental health care plan is and how you can work with your GP to access a mental health care plan.
Cancer Council Victoria provides information and support for people affected by a cancer diagnosis. As you navigate this challenging time, it may be reassuring to know that your reactions are natural, there are different ways to manage the emotional impact and support is available.
Cancer Council Victoria can connect you to one-to-one phone support with someone who understands what you’re going through and knows what it’s like to have cancer affect their life and their loved ones.
Support information and services
Beyond Blue can help connect you to a range of individuals and organisations that provide support for people experiencing depression and/or anxiety condition.
Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to online, phone and face-to-face crisis support and suicide prevention services.
GriefLine listens, cares and supports people experiencing loss and grief, at any stage in life. They are Australia’s only dedicated loss and grief national telephone counselling service. GriefLine provide anonymous support and specialist counselling services to individuals and families. All calls are confidential and free.