Resources and Emergency Contacts
Hi there. We recognise how important it is for you to receive support at this time.
During normal business hours* Cancer Council’s Cancer Information and Support (Helpline)- 13 11 20 - can help and support you and can recommend a range of other support services and programs that may also be of assistance.
*Please note: opening hours vary across different states and territories.
If you are in Australia and need to speak to someone urgently, do not hesitate to contact a Lifeline Counsellor immediately on 13 11 14.
This personal telephone-based support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
Lifeline's Crisis Support Chat is also available between 8pm and Midnight each night: www.lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/Online-Services/crisis-chat
State & Territory Cancer Council Support Services & Resources.
For more information about Support Services and Resources in your area, please contact Cancer Council’s Cancer Information and Support/Helpline on 13 11 20 in your home state OR click on your State & Territory Cancer Council link below for additional information, contacts and resources:
Your local GP
Emergency – 000 (24 hours
Family Relationship Advice Line – 1800 050 321
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Helpline 1800 200 526 (24 hours)
Men’s Line – 1300 78 99 78 (24 hours)
Services for Children and Young People:
Kids Helpline (5 – 25 years) 1800 551 800 (24 hours)
Are you aged between 12-24? Canteen can help.
CanTeen offer a range of support options for young people aged 12-24 affected by cancer: face-to-face, telephone-based, online & email and group sessions - www.canteen.org.au
The Now What website has lots of information, blog topics and stories of interest and benefit to young people affected by cancer - www.nowwhat.org.au
The Canteen Counselling Service is a free service especially for young people who have a parent with cancer or whose parent has died from cancer Phone 1800 226 833 or visit www.canteen.org.au