Upcoming Sessions

BreaCan conducts free information sessions on a regular basis. Coming to an information session is a great way to access information and connect with others in a similar situation.

Information sessions are coordinated by BreaCan staff and involve medical, allied health and other specialists, including creative therapists.

Book your place by clicking on any of the upcoming sessions below.

Cancellations Policy

If we do not have enough people enrolled one week before a session is scheduled we will cancel the session and inform anyone who has booked. This also allows the speaker sufficient time to make other plans. We hope that cancelling a session is never necessary but also realise that having only a small number of people attending a session is no longer workable.


When There Are Long Term Side Effects

Date: Wednesday, 12/11/2014
Time: 6.00PM - 7.30PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

This session will focus on the psychological aspects of managing unexpected long term side effects which arise as a consequence of cancer treatment. These issues include, but are not limited to, lymphoedema, peripheral neuropathy, bone and joint problems, fatigue, and menopausal symptoms. They can have a significant impact on adjusting to life after treatment. Jane

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Exercise After Gynaecological Cancer Treatment

Date: Wednesday, 19/11/2014
Time: 10.30AM - 12.00PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

Helen Eason is an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist who leads the Multidisciplinary Lymphoedema Unit at Monash Cancer Centre, Moorabbin Hospital. Helen will discuss practical issues to do with physical activity after gynaecological cancer treatment including: why exercise is important, what kind of exercise might be appropriate, what limitations might women experience, and where to get advice.

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Creative Ways to Acknowledge Grief

Date: Wednesday, 26/11/2014
Time: 11.00AM - 1.00PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

Please note this session is part of our Making Connections program for women living with advanced breast or an advanced gynaecological cancer. “Grief and loss are ongoing in my life not just related to cancer … this was a hopeful reminder about the power of acknowledging grief” Participant in previous session Coming to terms with loss is one

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Bringing Death to Life

Date: Thursday, 27/11/2014
Time: 10.30AM - 12.30PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

“From the hour you’re born you begin to die. But between birth and death there is life” Simone de Beauvoir As a society, we can find it difficult or uncomfortable to talk about death. Dying to Know: Bringing Death to Life (Hardie Grant Books, 2007) is an accessible, visual, quirky and insightful book which gives

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Art Therapy

Date: Monday, 01/12/2014
Time: 10.30AM - 12.30PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

If you would like to explore something that is important to you through using a sensory and creative approach, this may be the session for you. This Art Therapy session offers a combined relaxation, meditation and art experience that will assist you to express thoughts and feelings,  and nurture the whole self. Jenny Bendistinto, an

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BreaCan End of Year Celebration

Date: Thursday, 11/12/2014
Time: 10.30AM - 12.30PM

Location: Victoria Room, Level Four

BreaCan invites you to help us celebrate the festive season with friends, fun and some yummy food!  We can look back on the wonderful achievements of 2014 and enjoy catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.  This is always a popular event so to help us cater for all please RSVP by Thursday

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