You are not alone.
If you have been diagnosed with Melanoma, we at Melanoma Tasmania believe the biggest gift we can give is to provide you with a link to others who have been affected by this disease, and who:
- Understand how you are feeling;
- Are trained to offer confidential and sensitive support; and
- Understand the particular challenges that living on this wonderful island brings in these circumstances.
The support we can offer is:
- One on one sessions, either by telephone, email or in person;
- Group sessions; and
- Participation in community forums.
The support we offer is for all Tasmanians, regardless of where you are on the island.
Skin Cancer Tasmania has the use of meeting rooms at the Royal Hobart Hospital & Cancer Support Centre in Launceston in order to assist us to support you.
For more information about the support we can offer, click here firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to be part of our volunteer support team, please click here email@example.com.
Other Support Networks
External Support Service Providers
Rockhaven Relaxation Garden Devonport 0419 242 428
Board Member, support person for melanomatas and metastatic melanoma survivor
National Lymphedema Network
For all information relating to signs and symptoms of Lymphedema
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
Lifeline 131 114 (24 hours, Australia wide)
Carers Australia 1800 242 636
Carers Associations offer information and services to unpaid family carers.
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres 1800 052 222
Assists carers with information about respite.
Centrelink 132 717
Contact to determine eligibility for Carer Payment and/or Carer Allowance.
Allows a person requiring the support of a carer to obtain free entry to events and organisations for their carer on the purchase of a full priced ticket.
National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicines
Office of Dietary Supplements
National Prescribing Service Medicines Information (NPS)
1300 MEDICINE (1300 633 424)
Poisons Information Centre 131 126
Palliative Care Australia (PCA)
PCA website shows the National Service Directory - an online searchable directory of palliative and end of life care services across Australia. Practical links to state and territory palliative care organisations who can provide you with information about local support and services.
Cancer Council 13 11 20
Cancer Connections 1300 65 65 85
An online community for patients, survivors, young adults with cancer, and connect or keep personal pages and blogs.
Melanoma Patients Australia
Melanoma Awareness Foundation
Melanoma Institute of Australia
Emily Tapp Foundation