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 which are led by MIA’s Jay Allen. 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 - September 2020
|NSW - Sydney & Central Coast||
Wed 4 Nov 7pm
|Jay Allen (MIA Community Engagment Manager)|
NSW - Hunter Region
|Thurs 26 Nov 3pm||Lisa Hamilton|
|NSW - Wollongong||Phone 1300 88 44 50 to arrange individual phone call||Karen Ryan|
|VIC - Melbourne||Thurs 5 Nov 7pm||Alison Button-Sloan and Adrianna Zadro|
|QLD - Brisbane||Tues 3 Nov 7pm||Pip Stewart and Ingrid Kivikoski|
|QLD - Gold Coast||Wed 18 Nov 10am||Lyn Batchelor and Penny Tovey|
|QLD - Rockhampton / Central Queensland||Mon 30 Nov 7pm||Aaron Kelly and Leeann Lovegrove|
|QLD - Sunshine Coast||Fri 20 Nov 10am||Christine Bleijie|
|QLD - Mackay||Phone 1300 88 44 50 to arrange individual phone call||Nicole Johns|
|QLD - Townsville||Mon 2 Nov 6.30pm||Russell and Linda Lewis|
|QLD - Toowoomba||Phone 1300 88 44 50 to arrange individual phone call||Bruce Cameron|
|SA - Adelaide||Mon 28 Nov 10.30am||Karen van Gorp and Dianne Fisher|
|ACT - Canberra||Sun 8 Nov 11am||Ann Marie Weber|
|NT - Darwin||Phone 1300 88 44 50 to arrange individual phone call||Rose Baartz|
|TAS - Tasmania||Thurs 26 Nov 7pm||
Nita Murray (National Support Co- ordinator for MPA)
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.
Novmeber dates are: Wednesday 11 Nov and Wednesday 25 Nov at 12.30 pm (AEDT). For referral information please call MPA on 1300 884 450.