Ballarat Prostate Cancer Support Group

PARENT ORGANISATION:

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

WEBSITE:

http://www.prostate.org.au

MISSION/PURPOSE:

The group began in 2002 with about four men and their partners attending a meeting in a building of Ballarat Community Health in Sebastopol. Since then the number attending meetings has fluctuated. Now about en come to the first Tuesday of the month meeting held from 7 till 9pm at BRICC (Ballarat Redional Integrated Cancer Centre).

The group's activities have predominantly concentrated on support. However meetings often include guest speakers from medical practitioners who deal with prostate cancer sufferers and allied fields such as nursing, naturopathy and staff of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Through PCFA affiliation we have access to up to date written and computer friendly information about prostate cancer. The books, CD's and DVDs may be borrowed from the group at any time.

The group consists mainly of men and their partners, families and carers who are encouraged to attend to share with others how they cope with loving and living with someone who has prostate cancer. Anyone with an interest is invited to attend.

RESPITE AVAILABLE DURING MEETING?

Please contact Support Group Co-ordinator to confirm availability of respite during the meeting.

OPERATING HOURS:

We meet between 7pm-9pm on the first Tuesday of every month at the following venue:

'The Wellness Centre'

BRICC (Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre)

Corner of Sturt and Drummond Streets

Ballarat (enter via the first door closest to Drummond Street)

Please Contact Support Group Co-ordinator to confirm meeting dates, locations and times as these can change from time to time.

Frequently asked questions

Can the person I'm looking after attend the carer support group meetings with me?

No

Is there care available for the person I am looking after while I attend the meeting?

No

Is the organisation accessible for people with disabilities?

No

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