Resources for Additional Support

This section on Resources aims to assist all those who have been directly impacted by cancer – recently diagnosed cancer patients, those currently undergoing treatment, those in remission and survivors – their carers, family members, friends and community members who want to be of help and support cancer affected families.

Cancer Services and Support

Cancer Council  NSW

Australia’s leading cancer charity, working across every area of every cancer.

Call 13 11 20 to speak to a specialist cancer professional, or fill out a form on the above website. 

Cancer Council  NSW Helpline is a central point of contact for all cancer questions and services. This is staffed by oncology professionals and is available in many languages.

Can Refer

Can Refer is helps find cancer specialists and hospitals across NSW and ACt.

Liverpool Hospital – Wellness Centre

The Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre is a public cancer centre located in Liverpool. Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre has chemotherapy and radiation therapy, as well as providing haematological and cancer genetic services with cancer surgery services provided onsite at Liverpool Hospital.


Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre – Canrefer

Westmead Hospital – Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre

The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre Westmead is a purpose built state of the art facility which matches anything in the world.

Completed in December 2007 and built at a cost of $27 million, the Centre provides fully integrated research, prevention, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation programs for patients and families coping with cancer.

Our Centre has been a leader in establishing multidisciplinary teams for improving patient care.  These teams aim to discuss all new cancer cases that occur in our area.  This means that every patient has the benefit of the expertise of many different specialists – without having to physically see them all.

We are affiliated with the University of Sydney and the University of Western Sydney and place a high importance upon training the next generation of doctors and other health professionals.

Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre – WSLHD (

Mental health services and support contact list

Emergency 000

If you or someone you are with is in immediate danger, please call 000 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

Beyond Blue

Talk to a trained mental health professional any time of the day or night. Calls are confidential. They will listen, provide information and advice and point you in the right direction to seek further support.

1300 224 636 – Open 24/7

Kids Helpline

A telephone counselling support line for children and young people ages 5 to 25 and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1800 551 800


24-hour crisis support telephone service. Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.

13 11 14 – Open 24/7

NSW Mental Health Line

A mental health professional will answer your call about mental health concerns for you or someone you are concerned about, including children, teens, adults and older people.

1800 011 511

Suicide Call Back Service

National services that provide free 24/7 phone, video and online professional counselling to people who are affected by suicide.

1300 659 467 – Open 24/7

Other Services

Calvary Health Care,  99-111 Rocky Point Road, Kogarah 2217

 (02) 9553 3173

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse – 119-143 Missenden Road, Camperdown NSW 2050 (02) 8514 00

Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre, Therry Road, Campbelltown NSW 2560 (02) 4634 4300 

For wigs and headwear

NSW Wig Libraries Please note – all wig libraries require an appointment over the phone prior to visiting.

Wellness Centre – Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre, 1 Campbell Street, Liverpool NSW 2170

 (02) 8738 9816

Nepean Wig Library – Esteem Hair & Beauty Spa 

Shop 15, Tattersalls Centre, 510 – 536 High Street, Penrith NSW 2750 

(02) 4722 3250

Home-Delivered Confidence Kits

Cancer patients who are unable to attend a Look Good Feel Better workshop for health, travel or personal reasons, can avail of Home-Delivered Confidence Kit service.

 Link for registration.

Home-Delivered Confidence Kits contain a range of skincare and cosmetic products, an instructional booklet and links to practical video guides.The Kit provides everything needed to guide patients through the skincare, make-up and headwear techniques normally covered in a workshop, at their own pace, from the comfort of their own home, and pairs perfectly with our Skincare and Make-Up Virtual Workshops.

Video guides

A range of video guides is available for those who are not able to get to a workshop, or  have previously attended  but need a refresher.

 To access the service follow this link:

Clinical Trials

Cancer clinical trials are carefully designed research studies that investigate a new test or treatment for cancer in people. Trials may look at whether a treatment is safe, its side effects or how well a treatment or procedure works. Some trials look at how well treatments control symptoms or whether they improve quality of life.You can ask your doctor or your nurse if they know of any clinical trials that you may be eligible to join. 

The website below gives you information about clinical trials.

SWSLHD – Clinical Trials Support Unit Ingham Institute:

Other sites for information on clinical trials:


If you care for or know a child, aged 18 and under, who either has cancer or has been treated for cancer, Redkite can help with practical, financial and mental health support.

National & NSW office

3/418a Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW, Australia

PO Box 904, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012

(02) 9219 4000


Support Line is open every weekday from 9am-7pm (AEDT). Call on 1800 592 410  or email

Talk to someone

  • Help paying for bills, groceries, and petrol
  • Practical stuff
  • Family resources and tools
  • Services for families facing childhood cancer

Support Line is open every weekday from 9am-7pm (AEDT). Call on 1800 592 410  or email


Canteen is the only organisation in Australia dedicated to providing tailored support for young people impacted by cancer. Canteen supports 12-25 year-olds dealing with their own diagnosis, a close family member’s cancer or the death of a loved one. Their services also now extend to parents, because when they cope better with cancer and communicate openly, their children are likely to experience less distress and anxiety.

Talk to a health professional

1800 835 932

All other enquiries

1800 226 833

Canteen division offices & hubs

ACT & Southern NSW


Street address:

7 Barry Drive, Turner, ACT 2612

Hunter & Northern NSW


Street address:

Unit D, 10 Bradford Close, Kotara, NSW 2289

Cancer Hub

1800 431 312

Cancer Hub is a collaboration between Canteen, Camp Quality and Redkite to help families impacted by cancer more easily access the different practical and emotional support services they need.

If you want to refer someone you need to fill out the form available at

and someone from the Cancer Hub team will be in touch within 48 hours to discuss support options.

CALD Cancer Resource Directory

a searchable online library with over 600 publications, videos and websites, provides a wide range of translated cancer information including prevention, treatment and support: 

The National Cancer Institute

National Cervical Screening Program

The National Cervical Screening Program aims to prevent cervical cancer with regular testing. The Cervical Screening Test looks for human papillomavirus (HPV). The program targets women and people with a cervix from 25 to 74 years of age.

The above website gives all the information about the screening process, how and with whom to make a screening appointment, the National Cancer Screening Register, and getting your results.

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

This program aims to reduce deaths from bowel cancer by detecting early signs of the disease. If found early, more than 90% of cases can be successfully treated. Eligible Australians aged 50 to 74 are mailed a free test done at home every 2 years. Learn about the program and how to do the test.

You are eligible to do the screening test every 2 years if you:

  • are between 50 and 74
  • have a Medicare card and entitlement type of either Australian citizen, permanent migrant or register as a Department of Veteran Affairs customer
  • have an Australian mailing address.

The Leukaemia Foundation 

Australia’s only dedicated blood cancer support service. Their experienced team will help navigate the emotional, physical, and psychosocial challenges of a blood cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.

  • To relieve the stress and financial burden of attending important medical appointments, they offer subsidised or free (where possible) accommodation to regional and rural patients and their families. 
  • Their newly tailored transport service gives you complete control over their own journey to treatment, with easily accessible services, saving money and worry. Call  1800 555 021 and speak to one of their Access & Navigation team members
  • Practical support services, health and wellbeing support services education and information services, emotional support services, assessment and referral services

Speak with their Blood Cancer Support Coordinators via 

1800 620 420. Join their Facebook groups

Express concerns, ask questions and share information on living with blood cancer.

Translation Services

Translation, hearing and speech services

Call Speak and Listen (speech-to-speech relay) on 1800 555 727 and ask for 1300 22 4636.

Pink Sari Inc. acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work and live and pay our respects to their Ancestors and Elders past and present and emerging. This land was, is and will always be Aboriginal land.

Pink Sari Inc. acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work and live and pay our respects to their Ancestors and Elders past and present and emerging. This land was, is and will always be Aboriginal land.