Lung Foundation Australia supports a network of support groups throughout Australia for patients and carers affected by a lung disease. These groups provide people in similar situations the opportunity to come together to support each other, share practical tips and help break down the sense of isolation that can often be experienced.
Lung Cancer Telephone Support Groups
Our Telephone Support Groups are held most weeks and are a great way for people living with lung cancer to connect with other people in a similar situation to them without leaving the comfort of their home. These free and confidential groups are facilitated by qualified Lung Foundation Australia staff. The calls are open to lung cancer patients at any stage of their illness. Whilst our staff facilitate the call, they are there to provide support when and if needed – members are encouraged to discuss all topics related to their lung cancer journey freely.
Hope and Light Lung Cancer Support Group
Lung Foundation Australia hosts a monthly lung cancer support group in Milton, Brisbane. The group provides an informal environment where people can share information, support one another and discuss ways to cope with the challenges of living with lung cancer. Facilitated by Lung Foundation Australia, with support from Marilyn Nelson who has been living with lung cancer for over three years, the group is held on the last Friday of each month from 10.30am-12.00pm.
Peer to Peer Connections
It can make all the difference to connect with someone else who has the same condition – someone who understands what you are going through, especially if you have a rare lung disease where there may be limited opportunities to connect with others.
To address this need, we offer a peer to peer matching service for people affected by Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) and for parents of children with rare lung disease. The service matches eligible people to other people in a similar situation, via phone or email.
For more information and to join Peer Connect, contact us.