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 July 7pm
Nita Murray (National Support Coordinator)
|NSW - Hunter Region||No meeting this month||Lisa Hamilton|
|NSW - Wollongong||Phone 1300 88 44 50 to arrange individual phone call||Karen Ryan|
|VIC - Melbourne||Thurs 1 July 7pm||Alison Button-Sloan|
|QLD - Brisbane||Tues 6 July 7pm||Ingrid Kivikoski and Brian Bailey|
|QLD - Gold Coast||Combined Meeting with the Brisbane Group||Lyn Batchelor|
|QLD - Rockhampton / Central Queensland||Mon 26 July 7pm||Aaron Kelly and Leeann Lovegrove|
|QLD - Sunshine Coast||Fri 16 July 10am||Christine Bleijie|
|QLD - Mackay||Phone 1300 88 44 50 to arrange individual phone call||Nicole Johns|
|QLD - Townsville||Mon 5 July 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 July 11am||Ann Marie Weber|
|NT - Darwin||Phone 1300 88 44 50 to arrange individual phone call||Rose Baartz|
|TAS - Tasmania||Thurs 29 July 7pm||
Nita Murray (National Support Coordinator for MPA)
Support in WA
Further 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 8 July and Thurs 22 July. For referral information please call MPA on 1300 884 450.