Patient Support

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. 

Support Groups

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.

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Virtual Support Meetings - September 2020 

 LOCATION      DATE                    SUPPORT LEADER
 NSW - Sydney & Central   Coast 

 Wed 2 Sept 7pm 

 or 

 Wed 16 Sept 7pm

 Jay Allen (MIA Community Engagment   Manager)
 NSW - Wollongong    Phone 1300 88 44 50   to arrange individual   phone call.     Karen Ryan
 VIC - Melbourne  Thurs 3 Sept 7pm  Alison Button-Sloan and Adrianna   Zadro 
 QLD - Brisbane   Tues 1 Sept 7pm  Pip Stewart
 QLD - Gold Coast   Wed 16 Sept 7pm  Lyn Batchelor
 QLD - Rockhampton / Central   Queensland  Mon 28 Sept 7pm  Aaron Kelly and Leeann Lovegrove
 QLD - Sunshine Coast  Fri 18 Sept 10am  Christine Bleiji
 QLD - Mackay  Phone 1300 88 44 50   to arrange individual   phone call.     Nicole Johns
 QLD - Townsville  Mon 6th Sept 6.30pm  Russell and Linda Lewis 
 QLD - Toowoomba  Phone 1300 88 44 50   to arrange individual   phone call.     Bruce Cameron 
 SA - Adelaide  Sat 12 Sept 10.30am  Karen van Gorp and Diane Fisher
 ACT - Canberra  Sun 13 Sept 11am  Ann Marie Weber
 NT - Darwin  Phone 1300 88 44 50   to arrange individual   phone call.  Rose Baartz
 TAS - Tasmania  Thurs 24 Sept 7pm

 Nita Murray (National Support Co-   ordinator for MPA)

 

Further support in Tasmania

Contact Melanoma Tas by emailing info@melanomatas.org.au for one-on-one and peer-to-peer  support. 

 

Support in WA 

Contact melanomaWA (part of MIA) by emailing Donna  Matthews  donna.matthews@melanoma.org.au or Andrew  Kamphaug  andrew.kamphaug@melanoma.org.au for information on support groups. 

 

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.

September dates are: Wednesday 9 Sept and Wednesday 23 Sept at 1.30 pm (AEST). For referral  information please call MPA on 1300 884 450.