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.


Poetry Workshop

Date: Thursday, 09/04/2015
Time: 11.00AM – 12.30PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

Poetry can be another way of exploring our experience, helping us say things that can’t be expressed in any other way. Poet and teacher, Cathy Altmann published Circumnavigation in 2014. Cathy will share some of her poems and talk about the role poetry played in her experience of breast cancer. There will also be the opportunity for participants to try some

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Coffee ‘n Cupcakes …and Reflexology too! For Women Living With Advanced Cancer

Date: Monday, 20/04/2015
Time: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

A special morning tea for women living with advanced cancer; brewed coffee, a range of teas, delicious cupcakes and to top it all off, some pampering with reflexology! Come along to BreaCan and chat with other women living with advanced cancer and our volunteers. We hope we will see you there. Please phone us if you are planning to

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What is Advance Care Planning?

Date: Wednesday, 22/04/2015
Time: 11.00AM – 12.30PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

Whatever our current state of health, any of us could become ill suddenly and be unable to tell doctors what type of medical care we do or don’t want. Whether it’s a sudden accident or the gradual worsening of an illness; it’s important for our family and friends to understand our perspective on the care we would want in the

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Bras, Boobs and Breast Forms

Date: Thursday, 30/04/2015
Time: 11.30AM – 1.00PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

An experienced Corsetry and Post-Mastectomy Bra Fitter will cover the finer points in finding that elusive, well-fitting bra. The session will cover traditional bras, bras for breast forms and bathers, as well as tips on looking after your bras and breast forms. A range of bras will be modelled by peer support volunteers, who have experienced breast cancer.

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Yoga

Date: Wednesday, 06/05/2015
Time: 10.30AM – 12.00PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

Swami Karunananda is a classical yoga teacher from Doncaster Meditation and Yoga. In this session Swamiji will talk about the benefits of yoga in improving health and wellbeing. She will also lead practical exercises for deep relaxation, mindfulness, meditation and conscious breathing. Please this session will be conducted sitting in chairs or standing.

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Sex, Sensuality and Cancer

Date: Monday, 11/05/2015
Time: 11.00AM – 12.30PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

Many women experience changes to their sexual self after a cancer diagnosis. If you are looking for ideas and advice on how to manage and embrace these changes come along to this fun, frank and practical workshop run by a Sexual Health Educator. Victoria Cullen from the women friendly sensuality shop Passionfruit, will facilitate this session exploring the tools, mindset and

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Demystifying Chinese Medicine

Date: Thursday, 21/05/2015
Time: 12.30PM – 2.00PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

This session will be presented by an experienced Chinese Medicine Practitioner who specialises in working with people living with cancer. He will explain the principles of Chinese medicine and talk about the complementary role that both acupuncture and Chinese herbs can play in managing the side-effects of cancer and maintaining general wellbeing.

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