Patient Support Groups
A melanoma diagnosis can be a confusing and traumatic time. That’s why we have a number of important services for patients and their families to support them on their melanoma journey.
In these unusual times of COVID19 and social distancing MIA is pleased to partner with Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA) to support melanoma patients and their carers around Australia.
Although face-to-face support group meetings are not possible, user-friendly monthly online Zoom meetings allow us to stay connected. In addition, Support Leaders are keeping in contact with patients and carers individually.
MPA Online Support Meetings are held monthly around Australia, including support meetings for Sydney and the NSW Central Coast. There is also patient support available in WA and Tasmania.
Note: We update the meeting details at the start of each month.
Please contact MPA by clicking on the button below to register your interest in joining one of the online Virtual Support Groups listed below. The team will respond to your request. Alternatively, you can call 1300 884 450.
Virtual Support Meetings this month
|NSW - Sydney & Central Coast||
Wed 7 Apr 7pm
Nita Murray (National Support Coordinator) -Jay Allen on leave
|NSW - Hunter Region||Thurs 29 Apr 3pm||Lisa Hamilton|
|NSW - Wollongong||Phone 1300 88 44 50 to arrange individual phone call||Karen Ryan|
|VIC - Melbourne||Thurs 1 Apr 7pm||Alison Button-Sloan and Adrianna Zadro|
|QLD - Brisbane||Tues 6 Apr 7pm||Ingrid Kivikoski and Brian Bailey|
|QLD - Gold Coast||Wed 21 Apr 10am||Lyn Batchelor|
|QLD - Rockhampton / Central Queensland||Mon 26 Apr 7pm||Aaron Kelly and Leeann Lovegrove|
|QLD - Sunshine Coast||Fri 16 Apr 10am||Christine Bleijie|
|QLD - Mackay||Phone 1300 88 44 50 to arrange individual phone call||Nicole Johns|
|QLD - Townsville||Mon 19 Apr 6.30pm||Russell and Linda Lewis|
|QLD - Toowoomba||Phone 1300 88 44 50 to arrange individual phone call||Nita Murray (National Support Coordinator for MPA)|
|SA - Adelaide||Phone 1300 88 44 50 to arrange individual phone call||Karen van Gorp and Dianne Fisher|
|ACT - Canberra||Sun 11 Apr 11am||Ann Marie Weber|
|NT - Darwin||Phone 1300 88 44 50 to arrange individual phone call||Rose Baartz|
|TAS - Tasmania||Thurs 29 Apr 7pm||
Nita Murray (National Support Coordinator for MPA)
|Ocular Melanoma Support Group - NEW||Wed 31 Mar 7pm. Phone 1300 88 44 50 for referral information, or to arrange individual phone call.||Susan Vine|
Further support in Tasmania
Contact Melanoma Tas by emailing email@example.com for one-on-one and peer-to-peer support.
Support in WA
Metastatic Melanoma Telephone Support Group
MPA also run a support group in partnership with Cancer Council NSW twice a month for patients with Metastatic Melanoma. Thurs 8 Apr and Thurs 22 Apr at 1.30pm (NSW time). For referral information please call MPA on 1300 884 450.