National phone based support for women newly diagnosed or for women with recurrence
Ovarian Cancer Australia holds monthly national Tele-Support phone groups for two different groups each month, one for women who have more recently experienced initial diagnosis and treatment for ovarian cancer, and the other for women dealing with a recurrence.
- The Diagnosis, Treatment and Beyond tele-support group is held on the third Monday of each month at 2pm (AEST).
- The tele-support group for women with a recurrence of ovarian cancer is held on the second Tuesday of each month at 2.30pm (AEST).
Our facilitated tele-support group meetings provide an opportunity for women to connect with other women experiencing a similar situation, gain information about diagnosis and treatment, and learn about other support options.
OCA provides this service to help reduce the isolation and distress felt by women diagnosed with ovarian cancer across Australia; as statistics show that women living in rural, remote and very remote areas find it far more difficult to access support and information.
The tele conference uses a toll free number which enables equity of access, regardless of where you live in Australia and the groups are facilitated by OCA Support team members and other health professionals.
To register please call 1300 660 334 or email us at [email protected]
“Thank you for referring me through to your telesupport service, it has connected me to women who have walked a similar path to me and these sessions give me great comfort.” (Tele-support Group Member)