Mental Health and Cancer
Updated: Apr 9, 2022
We held our first meeting for 2022 on the first Wednesday of February. It was great to see many familiar and new faces on the call. Recently retired PeterMac Psychiatrist Steve Ellen joined the group to speak about mental health and provided tips and tools for the group. Steve introduced the group to a wonderful resource recently developed by PeterMac and WCMICs called Cancer Mind Care. Cancer Mind Care is a self-help online platform, providing Australia’s first ‘one-stop-shop’ for tailored mental health support for people with cancer, their support people and clinicians. You can access Cancer Mind Care here.
We had two new members join us this month and it was amazing to hear their story and share thoughts on the collective experiences we have all had. Mental health is a common topic of conversation within the group. It was great to hear the ways members have sourced and used help. One member highlighted another great online psychology service called My Mirror. We agreed simply being aware of our mental health and self-monitoring was an important start for patients and carers alike.
Our next group meeting is scheduled for the 4th March. Please register your interest.