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.


Treatment options for metastatic breast cancer

Date: Tuesday, 22/06/2021
Time: 10.30am–11.30am

Location: Webinar

Please note: This event is for women who have been affected by advanced/metastatic breast or gynaecological cancer only. Treatment for metastatic breast cancer aims to stop the cancer from growing or spreading, and to control pain, discomfort and other symptoms. Most women will be treated with some type of drug therapy, and new drugs and

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Restorative yoga

Date: Tuesday, 29/06/2021
Time: 10.30am–11.30am

Location: Online workshop

This gentle class will offer slow flowing movement, breathing techniques and meditation. The class is designed to explore mindful movement, assist with anxiety, and quieten the mind. It is suitable for anyone at any stage of the cancer journey and can be done seated or standing. Our teacher, Loretta, used yoga to aid her own

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Sleep and cancer

Date: Thursday, 15/07/2021
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Webinar

Many people with cancer have sleep problems, such as: difficulty falling asleep difficulty staying asleep waking very early sleep that doesn’t feel refreshing. Not sleeping well can lead to problems with fatigue, low mood, poor concentration, difficulty thinking clearly and generally feeling unwell. The good news is that there are many things we can do

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Belly dance

Date: Tuesday, 20/07/2021
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Online workshop

Belly dance is a joyous dance style that celebrates the female form in all its shapes, curves and wobbles. Join a small group of women to learn some basic belly dance techniques in a fun and supportive environment. Our presenter, Charni, will pace the workshop to suit everyone’s needs. No particular level of fitness or

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Toxic chemicals in everyday products

Date: Wednesday, 28/07/2021
Time: 12.00pm–1.00pm

Location: Webinar

This session is about what we know about the toxic chemicals in our environment and how they may affect our bodies. Our presenters, Dr Sarah Lantz and Carolyn Russo, discuss the research available about chemicals in our domestic environment, as well as the things that we still do not know. We talk about the regulations

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It's in the genes: how genetics can influence cancer and its treatment

Date: Wednesday, 04/08/2021
Time: 11.30am–12.30pm

Location: Webinar

Learn about genetics and how they can influence cancer and help in determining treatment options. This session will cover: how changes to genes cause cancer what are familial cancers, and how are they treated and managed? what is tumour profiling? what do terms like oncogenes and gene expression mean? Dr Yoland Antill is a Medical

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Qi gong

Date: Thursday, 12/08/2021
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

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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Managing metastatic cancer pain

Date: Tuesday, 17/08/2021
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location: Webinar

Please note: This event is for women who have been affected by advanced/metastatic breast or gynaecological cancer only. Pain is a common and much-feared symptom among people being treated for cancer. Cancer pain can be caused by the disease itself, its treatments, or a combination of the two. Controlling your pain is part of cancer

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Creative activity exploring resilience

Date: Monday, 23/08/2021
Time: 10.30am–11.30am

Location: Online workshop

Resilience is what helps you to cope and to get through difficult times. We all have resilience to some degree. It can be helpful to identify when and how we have been resilient in the past to give us confidence about managing difficulties in the present or future. Join this creative workshop to think about

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