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.

Tea, nurturing and mindfulness

Date: Wednesday, 24/04/2019
Time: 10.30am–12.00pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

Join us as we remind each other about nurturing ourselves in a simple everyday sort of way. We will take the time to make and drink tea with mindfulness and to reflect on how we look after ourselves. We can also take away a personalized tea blend to enjoy at home. Sarah Cowell has spent

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Date: Monday, 29/04/2019
Time: 10.30pm–12.00pm

Location: Counterpart Resource Centre

Learn how to relax the body and calm the mind. This introduction to meditation will help you learn and practise a variety of meditation techniques. You will also learn tips on how to squeeze meditation into a busy life. Matt Young from the Melbourne Meditation Centre will present this session.

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Gippsland Cancer and Wellbeing Day

Date: Wednesday, 29/05/2019
Time: 10.00am–3.00pm

Location: Port of Sale, 70 Foster Street, Sale

Changes that can come with cancer treatment can challenge our physical and mental wellbeing. These changes include body image and weight; stress, anxiety and depression; short- and long-term side effects like fatigue and lymphoedema. All of these and more can have a negative impact on our quality of life. Emerging evidence shows cancer patients may

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Using music for energy, relaxation or creativity – for women living with advanced cancer

Date: Monday, 24/06/2019
Time: 12.30pm–2.00pm

Location: Women's Health Victoria, 8/255 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Music can be used to enhance mood, to manage stress, to energise or relax. By being mindfully aware of the effects of various types of music, we can influence our mind and emotions in positive ways. In this workshop you will be guided in what to listen for when choosing music for a specific purpose,

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Thinking positive: burden or benefit? – for women living with advanced cancer

Date: Thursday, 25/07/2019
Time: 1.00pm–2.30pm

Location: Women's Health Victoria, 8/255 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

‘Stay positive’ is a familiar message delivered by others to people living with cancer. Hearing these words from family and friends can be challenging if we are feeling worried or upset, and can leave us feeling worse not better. The not so-subtle suggestion is that our suffering can be minimised and we just need to

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