A new education program for carers of people diagnosed with cancer is being offered in Broken Hill by the Far West LHD.
The diagnosis of cancer and the following treatment journey can be confusing and, at times, overwhelming for the person with cancer, their carers and family. This particular program aims to support carers of the person living with cancer.
“The emphasis of the sessions will be on providing information about available services; the need for carers to look after themselves; on the vital importance of communication; and on sharing experiences,” said Garry Halliday Psycho-Oncology Counsellor with Far West LHD Cancer Services.
“The aim is for people who find themselves in the caring role to be aware that they are not alone, and that services are available.”
The free Carers Program is based on one that has operated in the Northern Territory for many years. It is made up of four sessions of two hours each. They will commence on Wednesday 11th November and will operate weekly from 10am to 12 noon. The group will meet at Lifeline Connect, 78 Chloride Street.
Bookings for the Carers Program can be made by phoning Garry Halliday on 8080 1577 and leaving a message.