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Indigenous people in Perth, Western Australia (WA), may be interested in a new cancer support group run by Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Inc. and the Cancer Council of WA.
The Our community, our cancer support group is a joint initiative of the two organisations, and aims to provide a culturally friendly environment for Indigenous people with cancer to meet other people going through a similar experience.
The inaugural group session was on March 12, 2012, and the group is now running twice a month - on the second and fourth Monday of every month - at Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service headquarters in East Perth, WA.
The group setting is suitable for Indigenous people currently undergoing treatment for their cancer diagnosis, as well as family members and carers. Activities and services provided as part of the group include:
The Our community, our cancer support group session runs from 10am to 1:30pm. The group is free of charge, and lunch and transport are provided. Further information can be found by contacting the Cancer Council of WA, or accessing the links below.
Source: Cancer Council of Western Australia
Cancer Council of Western Australia
Ph: 13 11 20 (Helpline)
Mobile: 043 999 0359
Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Inc.
156 Wittenoom Street
East Perth WA 6004
Ph: (08) 9421 3888
Fax: (08) 9421 3883