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.


Lymphoedema

Date: Tuesday, 02/03/2021
Time: 1.00pm–2.00pm

Location: Webinar

March is Lymphoedema Awareness Month After surgery and/or radiotherapy for the treatment of breast or gynaecological cancer, the lymphatic system may be damaged, and there is a risk of developing lymphoedema. Learn about what lymphoedema is, the early warning signs, how to minimise the risk of developing lymphoedema and what to do if it develops. 

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Chair yoga

Date: Thursday, 11/03/2021
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Online workshop

Join a small group for a gentle yoga session, done from a chair. The session, including warming up the body, movements to mobilise the spine, deep letting go and meditation is designed to leave you energised and relaxed.  You do not need to be a certain age, size, or shape to practise or benefit from

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Living with metastatic/advanced cancer: a handful of insights, options and support

Date: Tuesday, 16/03/2021
Time: 9.30am–2.40pm

Location: Online workshops and webinars

Join our first ever online day of sessions for women who are living with metastatic/advanced cancer. Our selection of information sessions and workshops provides information, practical support and ideas to sustain your spirit. Carers, friends and family are welcome to participate. Join all or any of these sessions. You will need to book each session

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Advance care planning

Date: Thursday, 25/03/2021
Time: 11.30am–12.30pm

Location: Webinar

Advance care planning helps to ensure that your loved ones and your doctors know your preferences for future health care. Doing this can provide peace of mind that your wishes will be respected if you become unwell and not able to communicate them.  In this session Volunteer Community Ambassadors from Advance Care Planning Australia will

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Introduction to mindful self-compassion

Date: Wednesday, 14/04/2021
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Online workshop

Mindful self-compassion is a compassion training program that teaches participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with understanding, care and kindness. It’s a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, or self-absorption. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to

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Bras and breast forms

Date: Tuesday, 20/04/2021
Time: 10.00am–11.00am

Location: Webinar

After breast surgery women need bras, and for some, a breast form (prosthesis), that are comfortable and promote confidence in their appearance. Professional fitters offer a service that helps women find bras and breast forms to suit each person’s unique needs. Learn about all the different options including wire free & front fastening bras, breast

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Qi gong

Date: Thursday, 29/04/2021
Time: 10.30am–11.30am

Location: Online workshop

Qi gong is a gentle self-care exercise technique which originated in China and is widely practised for health promotion and prevention of disease. Qi gong practice can help with balance, flexibility and strength. It also calms the mind, improves focus and reduces stress. Join us to learn a simple Qi gong routine that you can

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