Breacan

Free services

We specialise in supporting women with breast, uterine, ovarian, cervical and other types of gynaecological cancer. If you are a women living in Victoria and affected by breast or a gynaecological cancer, we have a range of support and information services for you. We can make a difference to you, your friends and family.
At BreaCan you’ll receive support from people who know, because they’ve been there.

We offer face-to-face support through our city based Resource Centre; no appointments are necessary
Women, friends and family can simply visit the Resource Centre and talk about their experience confidentially to staff and trained peer support volunteers
Telephone support is available via the 1300 781 500 number. People can also email or contact us via the website
Skype us on your computer, tablet or iPad. If you have an account Launch Skype
We run a Feel Good Gentle Exercise Program, helping you get back in touch with your body post surgery
Free Reflexology sessions helping you to alleviate some of your stress and anxiety
Referral to local support and community organisations BreaCan’s Making Connections program for women with advanced breast cancer or gynaecological cancer is unique. We inform and support women, their families and friends who are faced with specific challenges.
We offer people living with advanced cancer:
An understanding, informed and quality service that recognises the challenges and isolation that may affect you as a result of this diagnosis.
An opportunity to keep up to date with events and resources related to living with advanced cancer through our Making Connections mailing list.
A program of information sessions and events specific to your needs.
Connection to our peer support volunteers, some of whom themselves live with advanced cancer.
Regular ‘coffee & cupcakes’ morning teas.
Library with a range of resources for women with advanced cancer. If you are unable to come into the city, you can request titles by phone or email and they can be sent out to you by post.
Previous information sessions can be heard via podcast recordings available in our library catalogue or join in a session being broadcast as a webinar.
We have a dedicated staff member who understands the challenges faced by women living with advanced disease
Information and support is also available to carers and families of those with Cancer.

NDIS registered?

No

Frequently asked questions

Who is this group for?

We are a statewide service dedicated to helping women, their families, friends and carers during and beyond a cancer treatment.

Is there a cost?

Free

Translation services available?

Translation Services Available

Is the organisation accessible for people with disabilities?

Yes

Ground Floor, QVWC 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Opening hours

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-2pm