Support Services

McGrath Breast Care Nurses

http://www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au

McGrath-Foundation-new-logo

 

We are so lucky to have two breast care nurses in Bunbury. They are based in the Comprehensive Cancer Centre at St John of God Hopsital.  They provide physical, emotional and psychological support to anyone one experiencing any stage of breast cancer. This support is available for free whether you are in the public or private system.

Tel: 0897296235 or 0897296236

Mob: 0409411057

Email: bu-breastcare.nurse@sjog.org.au    http://www.sjog.org.au

 

Dot’s Place, Bunbury. The Cancer Council.

https://www.cancerwa.asn.au/patients/living-in-the-country/south-west-support-centre/

Dot’s Place in Bunbury is run by the Cancer Council. They provide many services including transport to treatments, a wig service, support groups, financial and legal assistance and complementary therapies. In addition they offer Tai Chi/ Meditation classes.

Dot’s place also hosts the Look Good, Feel Better Workshop. This session helps with the appearance related side effects of cancer. Men, women and teens can learn about skincare, make-up and head wear in a safe and supportive environment. You do need a referral from a health professional.

Dots Place. 62 Forrest Avenue, Bunbury. WA 6230

Tel: 08 9382 9368 Or 0427724401. Email: cpaine@cancerwa.asn.au

Cancer Council Busselton: Suite 3/16 Prince Street, Busselton WA 6280
Tel: 08 9382 9361 or 0427990134

 

Look Good Feel Better Workshophttps://lgfb.org.au/workshop/

Tel: 1800650 960

 Life Now Exercise Classes:

 https://www.cancerwa.asn.au/patients/support-and-services/life-now/lifenow-form/

or phone the Cancer Council on 13 11 20

 

Breast Cancer Care WA

www.breastcancer.org.au

See the source image

Breast Cancer Care WA is a Perth based charity but you might well access their specialist breast care nurses if you have surgery in Perth. They do provide Counselling, Support Groups, Therapy Groups, Workshops and Peer Support but these are mainly based in Perth and Mandurah.

BCCWA can provide financial support to those in WA experiencing financial crisis during breast cancer treatment. They can help with medical gaps, travel, accommodation if you live outside Perth as well as household bills, rent or mortgage assistance.

Tel: 08 9324 3703

Email: info@breastcancer.org.au

 

South West Women’s Health and Information Centre

https://swwhic.com.au/

 

This amazing centre’s vision is to assist women in becoming healthy, confident and empowered. You do not need a diagnosis of breast cancer- any women of any age can access their services.

A well women’s clinic is run by a qualified nurse and includes PAP Smears, Breast Exams and Health Education (which includes menopause issues).

Counselling is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

SWWHIC offers Life Coaching which can be used in conjunction with counselling. Life coaching encourages you to reflect on your life and work out what you would like to change.

In addition, you can access Yoga, various hobby type workshops and an Active Women’s Program.

19 Fielder Street, Bunbury. WA 8230 Tel: 08 97913350. Email admin@swwhic.com.au 

 

Breast Cancer Clinical Psychology

http://www.rph.wa.gov.au/Our-services/Service-Directory/Breast-Cancer-Clinical-Psychology-Service

The Breast Cancer Psychology Service was set up to help with the emotional impact of a breast cancer diagnosis, during and after treatment. It is a free service to help those that have noticed changes in mood, relationship difficulties and and increase in anxiety/worry. Telehealth appointments are available to those in regional areas who are under the governance of Royal Perth Hospital.

Patients can access this service with a referral from a health care professional.         Phone 08 92242723 to find out more.

Contact us:

Location:
Breast Clinic, Level 3, North Block
Wellington Street

Reception: 08 9224 2723

Postal address:

Breast Cancer Clinical Psychology Service
c/o Breast Clinic
GPO Box X2213
Perth WA 6847