hey everyone! i think it'd be great if ppl from the melb area could start a group and meet up for a coffee and a chat? it'd be great to talk to people face to face rather than just online... what does everyone think? let me know if ur interested!
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Hello maddie86, My name is Felix and I the Coordinator of the Cancer Connections website. In order to protect individual privacy and personal safety the Administration Team strongly recommend that users of the website site do not share personal contact details via the threads and blogs and also exercise caution when considering sharing them with other users via private message or email. By way of explanation, I have included the relevant section of the 'How to use this Site' document available via the links at the bottom of each page on the wbsite: 1. What you should do to protect your identity and those of others •Don't post your personal contact details. Your username and homepage should protect your identity. •Don't contact others by direct email (use our messaging system). •Never give out information you know about other people - particularly contact details. •Think carefully before meeting up with another user. This is an online community - if you choose to meet another user, you do so at your own risk. Please feel free to contact us at should you require any further information. Kind regards, Felix
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Hi Maddie86 One of the advantages of this site is that we are anonymous and some of us value that very highly. We can be honest and admit t having issues without anyone knowing who we are. However, if you do want to meet people who are experiencing similar issues to yourself, then the Cancer Council coordinates a great range of support groups and you can link up with them. Give 13 11 20 a phone call and they will give you the information about support groups in your area. If you do come across someone whom you think may be on this site, do not under any circumstances reveal that information. Cheers Sailor An incorrectly identified mark is a hazard, not an aid, to navigation. Alton B. Moody
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Hello Maddie86, I understand you would like to meet up with ppl from Melbourne. I too feel strong about this. However, after reading Felix blog, I understand it is not a good idea. All I can say to you is that I have this need too, to meet others in similar situations. I did what Felix suggestion 3 mths ago and I have found there are meetings first Thursday of every month, in the SE Suburb (I won't say where unless I have permission to). Great bunch of ppl and last month they had a guest speaker who spoke about Mental Health and it was so interesting and enjoyable, we have coffee there and leave. However, I also find that once a month isn't enough for me. As I like to fill my diary daily, even if it is just coffee and chat, as this inspires me to get up in the mornings. I find myself going to the shopping center alone, sit and read the newspaper and have a coffee, as there is no one else that I know that has the time to do this with me. I feel if we could establish a safe meeting place would be great. But I cannot instigate this at this time. Best regards DaphneRose
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