Upcoming Sessions

Counterpart conducts free information sessions on a regular basis. Coming to an information session is a great way to access information and connect with others in a similar situation.

Information sessions are coordinated by Counterpart staff and involve medical, allied health and other specialists, including creative therapists.

Book your place by clicking on any of the upcoming sessions below.

Cancellations policy

If we do not have enough people enrolled one week before a session is scheduled we will cancel the session and inform anyone who has booked. This also allows the speaker sufficient time to make other plans. We hope that cancelling a session is never necessary but also realise that having only a small number of people attending a session is no longer workable.

Counterpart makes it:

Creative sessions have been a part of our What's On program since our service began. As part of our 15th birthday celebrations in 2018, we will be displaying women's creative works at our end of year morning tea, and on our website. Please visit the Counterpart Makes It page for more information.


Meditation and yoga in the east

Date: Wednesday, 21/11/2018
Time: 1.00pm–4.00pm

Location: Yarra Ranges Health, 25 Market Street, Lilydale

In our busy worlds, it can be difficult for women to find time to look after themselves. Take some time to relax, replenish and learn some new skills from a very experienced yoga and meditation practitioner. We welcome all women with a gynaecological or breast cancer to come and meet each other, learn about the

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Date: Thursday, 29/11/2018
Time: 12.30pm–2.00pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

Come along to learn about the benefits of yoga for women affected by cancer. Try out some gentle sitting and standing postures, as well as techniques for deep relaxation, meditation and conscious breathing.  Sarasvati is a classical yoga teacher and Founder and past Principal of the Waverley Yoga Studio. Wear loose comfortable clothes. This session

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African drumming

Date: Wednesday, 05/12/2018
Time: 12.00pm–1.00pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

See out the year with something new, energising and fun. This will be an interactive session giving participants a chance to drum together. Research shows that drumming may have many positive effects on your health, including promoting happy feelings, stress relief and boosting the immune system.   Be in quick, this session will fill quickly. Drums

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End of year morning tea

Date: Tuesday, 11/12/2018
Time: 10.30am–12.00pm

Location: Victoria Room, Queen Victoria Women's Centre

Counterpart makes it: 15 years of supporting women's creativity Celebrate with us at a special end of year morning tea that will include a display of creative works (art, craft and writing) by women who have experienced breast or a gynaecological cancer. Find out how to display your own creation as part of Counterpart makes

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