Cancer Council’s Legal & Financial Pro bono support services.
Provide Small Business Financial Counselling and Primary Producers and Small Business Financial Counselling.
ASIC Resource on budgeting & simple money manager.
There can be many costs associated with cancer and its treatment. Concern, anxiety or worry about how to manage the financial impact of cancer is common and understandable. Knowing where to get support and the type of questions to ask can help survivors and their carers find a better quality of life. As Australia’s healthcare system is unique, this guide includes Australian resources only.
Free initial consult (over a cup of coffee) to explore and discuss any alternative avenues to assist with your financial situation – such as superannuation insurance policies, partner’s superannuation, Centrelink payments. Appointments can be over the phone, at Bloomhill or at Stream office in Buderim.
Find evidence based cancer information on prevention, research, treatment and support provided by Australia’s peak independent cancer authority.
PTSS is a Queensland Health subsidy to approved patients and carers (escorts) to assist in the cost of travel to the nearest specialist medical service that is more than 50km from the patients nearest hospital.
QLD health offers local hospital services through the PTSS. The Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS). provides financial assistance for eligible patients to access specialist medical services not available locally.
Nambour General Hospital:
Sunshine Coast University Hospital:
A ‘one-stop-shop’ for tailored mental health support for people with cancer, their support persons, clinicians and First Nations peoples. This is a collaboration from Peter Mac, and the information is written by oncology psychologists. Via the website clients can create a personalised mental health care plan based on their personal information that tailors resources to their needs.
Website offers a range of resources for people with cancer that cover following topics: Anxiety, Body image, depression, fatigue, fear of recurrence, grief, pain, sleep problems, stress management, scanxiety, wellbeing, Carer relationships and tips, Changes in sexuality and intimacy, Common feelings and emotions
The Federal Government’s resource to find digital mental health resources from trusted service providers.
Provide a range of hard copy and downloadable resources about specific cancers, treatments, side effects, emotional and practical issues and work, financial and legal issues. Also provide a range of podcasts and audio files on a variety of topics as well as meditations.
A free resource of evidence-based, consensus driven cancer treatment protocols and information for use at the point of care. eviQ is developed for the Australian context and supports health professionals in the delivery of cancer treatments. Provides treatment protocols, clinical information and side-effects and for medical oncology, radiation oncology, haematology.
Contains/provides information that displays the latest clinical trials in cancer care, including trials that are currently recruiting new participants.
Extensive catalogue of resources and fact sheets on range of topics including clinical trials, immunotherapy, coping with treatment – emotions and side-effects, genetics and family cancers, diet and lifestyle, sexual and reproductive health and so much more.
Lung Foundation Australia funds life-changing research and delivers support services that give hope to people living with lung disease or lung cancer.
Myeloma Australia is the only Australian myeloma specific not-for-profit organisation. We exist to support, educate, inform, empower and bring hope to people who are living with myeloma, and their loved ones. We also raise community awareness and understanding of myeloma; educate health professionals involved in the care and treatment of those living with myeloma; advocate for improved patient access to the latest treatments at affordable prices; and facilitate myeloma research in Australia.
Ovarian Cancer Australia is an independent national not-for-profit organisation, supporting women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Our focus is to provide care and support for those affected by ovarian cancer; and represent them by leading change. Our vision is to save lives and ensure no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone.
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is a broad-based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia.
The mission of the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance (PCA) is to support you in your fight against pancreatic cancer. We are a local organization, leading the way in Central Massachusetts, to support patients diagnosed with this devastating illness and families affected by pancreatic cancer.
We believe that no Australian should have to go through their cancer journey alone. Over the last 10 years, the team at Rare Cancers Australia has worked to improve the lives and health outcomes of Australians living with rare, less common and complex cancers – today and into the future.
Practical support and information for Mum’s with cancer. Provides great resources and information about how to talk with children about cancer, as well as help provide practical support such as house cleaning, arranging meals to be delivered, and gardening – whatever will help you during treatment and recovery. Patients can self-refer (with documentation re diagnosis), or can be referred by GP, nurse or health professional.
Provides a range of information, tools, videos and articles for carers on a range of topics including death and dying, diseases, home care tips, finances and legal, health and wellbeing, grief and loss, relationships. Provides 5 distinct carer pathways for caring for someone approaching end of life with information and resources relevant to each stage.
If you need a small amount of help to keep or regain your independence, the Queensland Community Support Scheme (QCSS) can help you to continue living safely in your home and actively participate in your community.
WeCan is an Australian supportive care website which helps people affected by cancer find the information, resources and support services they may need following a diagnosis of cancer. The site provides easy access to the many excellent resources, services and information developed by other organisations who specialise in cancer and community support. Collates resources and information based on cancer type, common concerns, and needs.
We’re an Australian charity and emerging movement that exist to help people to help each other. We know that human connection, and providing, or receiving, the right help at the right time can make all the difference.
Extensive archive of videos put out by Solaris Cancer care for people living with cancer, and carers – including meditations, mindfulness activities, guided imagery, yoga, cooking, exercises, breathing techniques, self-reflexology, financial matters, expressive art activities, make-up tutorials, etc.