Welcome New Members - 22nd December 2022

Mez_BCNA Administrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 827
edited February 2023 in Community news and events

A very warm welcome to our newest members:

@Wannah @NickyL @Bb2022 @Teagen @melfur @dharmacat @irisg @Nafeesa @Cazba @Vida_May22 @kjm53 @PAM_ELA @Theresa12 @Heidicat @MeganD123 @Pamela K @SallyJ @Southcoastgirl @Jani62 @RobinRB

You have found your way to Breast Cancer Network Australia’s (BCNA’s) Online Network. This is a forum where you are not alone and can engage with generous members who provide meaningful support to each other. You can share as much or as little as you feel comfortable with to other members. Please explore our various Groups for members who are looking for greater peer-to-peer support.  

The following links may also be helpful in getting you started:  

Our long-time members (newbies too!) are a wealth of information regarding the useful discussion topics and information available through BCNA’s Online Network, therefore please do not hesitate to post your questions.  You have the option to add details about yourself to your ‘profile’ and if you would like more targeted member responses, you may like to add where you live ( eg. Sydney, Melbourne, regional Victoria etc.).

If you need help navigating the Online Network please message myself @Mez_BCNA or one of our other moderators @Jenny_BCNA @Carissa_BCNA @Pat_BCNA @Kate_BCNA . 

Important Note  - Office Closure over Christmas
As happens every year,
BCNA’s Helpline will be closed for a few days during the Christmas and New Year
break (Closed between 24 December 2022 and 2 January 2023).
You can also call Cancer Council on 13 11 20 during this
time if you are seeking support about your breast cancer diagnosis. Please be
aware that they are working reduced hours during this time. 
If you need to speak to someone Lifeline is available 24
hours a day 7 days a week by calling 13 11 14.  For counselling support
from a mental health professional, you can call Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636,
also available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. If you would like to talk
with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter, 13YARN is
available 24 hours a day 7 days a week on 13 92 76.