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Support over Christmas & New Year 2020

Giovanna_BCNAGiovanna_BCNA Member Posts: 1,848

Hello everyone,

This year BCNA will close at 5 pm on Wednesday 23 December and will reopen on Wednesday 6 January 2021.

The online network will be moderated at reduced hours by the BCNA team during this time.  We understand that Christmas can be a particularly tough time. The online network has proven to be a fabulous place of support.

It’s also a good idea to see what services will be available to you over the Christmas and New Year period.  These can include family/friends, your general practitioner, treating hospital and medical team such as breast care nurse, breast surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, chemotherapy day unit or medical ward.  If your specialist is not available, there will be a registrar on call that can be contacted via your treating hospital (in a public hospital).

If anyone needs additional help during this time, the following services will be available nationally:


Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20

Hours of operation over Christmas and New Year

https://www.cancer.org.au/about-us/state-and-territory-councils/


Beyond Blue

Call 1300 2244 36   24 hours, 7 days a week

Trained mental health professionals are available 24/7 either via phone or their website

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

Beyondblue also have a list of national helplines and websites

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/national-help-lines-and-websites


Life line Australia

Call 13 11 14 24 hours 7 days a week

Telephone crisis support

https://www.lifeline.org.au/


warm regards

Giovanna & the mod team

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