Glad to see you've been looking around the Cancer Council NSW website and I do apologise currentley the Directory of Cancer Services / Cancer Support Groups is "under re construction".
As the Cancer Support Group Coordinator, I can share with you that local to you in Orange, there is the Orange and District Breast Cancer Support Group based in the community and led by two Volunteers who have undertaken the Cancer Council leadrer training. Their details to contact follow:
Leader Name: Libby Douglas Phone number: 0411 518 266 Or Donna Bennett P: 02 6366 8176 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a chat to Libby or Donna and they will be able to describe how their group works and the current group of ladies who attend. The group is also open to carers and supporters. They meet the f irst Wednesday of every month 4.00 pm (except January) at Home and Community Care Centre (HACC), 286 Lords Place Orange.
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I admire your ability to give such a succinct overview of the Forum and to share your experience. Particularly the take home message from the cancer support group leaders workshop with Petrea.
I'd like to also thank you for following through (by phone) with the suggestion that Cancer Council look at providing a letter of support for CSG's to give their GP's. The intent being that GP's will feel more confident to refer to CSG's.
Of course there are issues to clarify for Cancer Council to put their branding out there. Yet our (CC) position is to enhance the capacity of support groups and support the leaders.I have a meeting booked with my manager this afternoon to discuss how best this might look. I hope to have something to you after easter for your feedback.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.