Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, we are able to continue providing critical support services to those affected by cancer in WA.
As we all continue to adjust to life during the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to highlight two of our services that may be particularly helpful during this time.
A cancer diagnosis can be an extremely stressful and emotional time for cancer patients, as well as their carers and families. This was the case prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and now with many changes to our daily lives, it’s understandable that the impact of a cancer diagnosis has been intensified and felt by more people.
Here at Cancer Council WA, our counsellors are still available to provide emotional support to those who need it. They are currently delivering a safe and secure service via Telehealth and telephone.
How can a counsellor help?
Counselling can help you learn how to cope with emotions such as fear and anxiety, and challenges such as communication issues, isolation and adjusting to changes in family dynamics.
By sharing your thoughts and feelings with a professional counsellor, you can explore what is happening in your life. By addressing the issues that have arisen, you can discover possible solutions and help develop skills that can be incorporated into your daily life. This will in turn produce benefits such as reducing distress and anxiety, improving coping abilities and your overall wellbeing.
Counselling support is available thanks to our generous donors and supporters.