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CanCope - an online program to help those with Cancer, cope both emotionally and physically

Woohoo!!  Are you feeling down and depressed with your 'post BC body & mind'?  Would you like to access a Psychologist but not able to?

Monash University is running 2 programs over 12 months - for people with cancer, to help cope both mentally & physically with a cancer diagnosis & treatments.  

This program gives EVERYONE access to quality psychological help.  Tell your friends who have had other cancers too, not only those of us with BC.

There are 2 modules - Mind and Physical - and both are FREE!!  Matter of fact you will even be sent some $$ for taking part!  The CanCope team are a group of researchers ​and mental health professionals with an interest in cancer.


The two CanCope programs

The two programs are CanCope Mind and CanCope Lifestyle. If you take part, you will allocated to one of the two programs (however, by the end, you will gain access to the content from both programs!)

FAQ here:

You can read reviews on the programs here:

Or you can just contact the chief psychologist directly (see email address on the 'flyer' or the 'explanation sheet', Page 1)

I think this will be invaluable for many of our members who normally can't access a psychologist ...... so don't be shy - give it a go!  ANYONE can do the programs, so long as their 'active treatment' has been completed.

Even after this program has finished, chances are they will be replaced by other similar programs.  


  • arpiearpie Member Posts: 6,371
    Just confirming that if you are still awaiting surgery or have chemo/rads planned, you won't be able to take part just yet ... but I reckon this will be an ongoing thing, so keep a note of the website & documents .... 
  • FLCloverFLClover Member Posts: 1,458
    Wow @arpie, this is just awesome!!! 😃😃😃. Thanks for sharing this! I’d say many of us would benefit greatly from taking part in this type of program 👌🏻👏🏻❤️
  • LeiaLeia Member Posts: 39
    Thanks Arpie!
  • Dory65Dory65 Member Posts: 323
    Damn! I wanted to join the programme and get the help. Just filled in the questionnaire and got rejected by the computer! Probably because I answered 'Yes' to the questions about already seeing a counsellor. Grumble :/
  • FLCloverFLClover Member Posts: 1,458
    @Dory65 I’m also not a suitable candidate 😕
  • arpiearpie Member Posts: 6,371
    Bugger - maybe try emailing them direct?  
  • FLCloverFLClover Member Posts: 1,458
    Will do 👌🏻
  • arpiearpie Member Posts: 6,371
    How did everyone go who did this program?  I’ve heard that quite a few from BCNA took part! 

    I’ve asked if it is ‘ongoing’ and will let you know if it is!
  • arpiearpie Member Posts: 6,371
    @Dory65 @FLClover ... can you message me as to why you weren't a suitable candidate?

  • FLCloverFLClover Member Posts: 1,458
    No problem @arpie 👌🏻. I just have to recheck it cos it was a while ago and I’ve forgotten 
  • PV123PV123 Member Posts: 202
    Hi @arpiet
    I have done the program and found it very useful.  I was allocated the CanCope mind.  The material is very useful, the questionnaire that needs to be completed every time you do the activities is a bit tedious.  I also asked for the material for the CanCope lifestyle and was told that this would be emailed to me 3 months after completion.  I would definitely recommend this for anyone with cancer.

  • PV123PV123 Member Posts: 202
    @arpie, I got the username wrong sorry.
  • arpiearpie Member Posts: 6,371
    Terrific, @PV123 - good to get some feed back!

     I was going to sign up but in Nov, it coincided with when I was trying to get hubby diagnosed (driving all over the countryside to find specialists he could see ...) and since his diagnosis we’ve been on the chemo treadmill ever since ..... so just haven’t gotten around to it!   :( 

    I would love to hear what others think of it, who did it .... I fully understand the time factor being a pain, in the questionnaires ... but if it helps formulate a plan for future cancer survivors  - all the better

    take care xx
  • arpiearpie Member Posts: 6,371
    Here's a 'meter' that you can 'check' your own Stress Levels ....... if Yellow or Red - chat with your GP, Psych or whoever - just get assistance! xxx

  • arpiearpie Member Posts: 6,371
    You can also contact Isabelle direct with any queries that you may have ..... she was a big part of the team that formulated the program. 

    [email protected] 
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