The MHF is focused on brain cancer research in the hope that we will find a cure for brain cancer in the future.
If you need personal or financial assistance, there are various organisations that can provide support for people living with cancer, their families and carers. If you would like more information, please visit the following websites for support:
Brain Tumour Alliance Australia
BTAA provides general information for brain cancer patients and their carers. For listings of specific brain cancer support groups in your local area and across Australia click www.btaa.org.au/page/26/support-organisations
The BTAA organisation publishes a quarterly newsletter. This months edition features a story about MHF and specifically the Brain Cancer Care Coordinator position that MHF is funding. To access the latest BTAA Newsletter featuring MHF click here
BTAA is the umbrella organisation providing a strong national consumer voice for brain tumour patients, carers and their families. BTAA’s focus is on support and advocacy. This issue focuses on planning for a big September including a free forum for Patients/Nurses/Allied Health Professionals on 13 September in association with COGNO, BTAA’s 4th National Summit on 14 September and BTAA grants to get people to these events.
Cancer Council Australia
Cancer Council Australia provides a peer-to-peer telephone support service called Cancer Connect, which is run by trained volunteers who have gone through a similar cancer experience. For more information call the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20, or for general support services at a local level visit http://www.cancer.org.au/
Brain Tumour Australia Information
BTAI provides the latest information on Brain Cancer and offers Tumour Support and Education forums to read and participate in. Visit http://www.btai.com.au
HealthDirect Australia is a non-commercial, government funded organisation providing trusted health information to all Australians. For medical information on brain tumours visit: http://www.healthdirect.gov.au/brain-cancer or alternatively visit Health Direct at http://www.healthdirect.gov.au
Brain Cancer Support Australia at the Centre for Community-Driven Research
Brain Cancer Support Australia at the Centre for Community-Driven Research offers a virtual clinic via telephone where patients and their families can set an appointment with a registered nurse to develop a care plan, ask questions about clinical trials, support services, talk about referrals to clinical and local services, or just to chat. Patients will be assigned a nurse who will follow-up with them and family members for as long as they need so that you are never alone. If patients just want to talk to a nurse and be pointed in the right direction without a full consultation, that's fine also. Family members are also very welcome to access the service if they need someone to talk to. CCDR also have the capacity to develop support groups (face-to-face or telephone) if there are no other groups within a patient's local area.