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 1 Sept 7pm
Nita Murray (National Support Coordinator)
|NSW - Hunter Region||Bi monthly||Lisa Hamilton|
|NSW - Wollongong||Phone 1300 88 44 50 to arrange individual phone call||Karen Ryan|
|VIC - Melbourne||Thurs 2 Sept 7pm||Alison Button-Sloan|
|QLD - Brisbane / Gold Coast||Tues 7 Sept 7pm||Ingrid Kivikoski and Brian Bailey|
|QLD - Rockhampton / Central Queensland||Mon 27 Sept 7pm||Aaron Kelly and Leeann Lovegrove|
|QLD - Sunshine Coast||Fri 17 Sept 10am||Christine Bleijie|
|QLD - Mackay||Phone 1300 88 44 50 to arrange individual phone call||Nicole Johns|
|QLD - Townsville||Mon 6 Sept 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 12 Sept 11am||Ann Marie Weber|
|NT - Darwin||Phone 1300 88 44 50 to arrange individual phone call||Rose Baartz|
|TAS - Tasmania||Thurs 30 Sept 7pm||
Nita Murray (National Support Coordinator for MPA)
Support in WA
Perth Melanoma Support Group
Face-to-face meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of the month at 6pm at the Cottesloe Wellness Centre, 80 Railway Street, Cottesloe.
South West Melanoma Support Group
Face-to-face meetings are usually held the third Thursday of the month in Bunbury.
Please contact Tanya or Kirren - email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9322 1908 - for information on WA support groups.
Additional support in Tasmania
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 9 Sept and Thurs 23 Sept. For referral information please call MPA on 1300 884 450.