Support over Christmas & New Year 2020

Giovanna_BCNA Member Posts: 1,839
edited January 2021 in Community news and events


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

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

Beyondblue also have a list of national helplines and websites

Life line Australia

Call 13 11 14
24 hours 7 days a

Telephone crisis support

warm regards

Giovanna & the mod team