Why join a support group?
A prostate cancer diagnosis can lead to shock, anger, fear, depression and the need to make daunting decisions.
Studies have shown the psychological stress associated with any cancer diagnosis can be reduced with peer support. Evidence suggests that support groups can improve quality of life for people with cancer, their partners and carers.
Benefits of being part of a support group
- Learn that you are not alone
- Share diagnosis and treatment experiences
- Hear guest speakers on key subjects
- Learn about the latest developments in prostate cancer research and treatment
- Have access to a library of DVD's and printed information to assist in your decision making and knowledge
- Gain greater confidence in making your treatment decisions
There are so many treatment options and men often fear the risks of possible temporary or permanent incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
Men and their families who have been affected by prostate cancer can feel reassured by sharing experiences and being able to talk about their situation in a relaxed, confidential environment.
Peninsula Prostate Cancer Support Group Inc.
The group was formed 2010 and is affiliated with Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Cancer Council Victoria.
The group name was changed in 2017 to better reflect the geographic area we cover.
We meet at: Bentons Square Community Centre, 145 Bentons Road, Mornington
When: On the second Wednesday of each month (except January)
Cost: Participation is free to all
Contact us by:
Telephone: 0422 608 345
What we do
We provide support, educational material and awareness, in a confidential, caring environment to prostate cancer patients, their partners and carers.
Our meetings are held once each month with professional guest speakers who cover subjects relevant to prostate cancer and the effects and side effects of different treatments.
The Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse for the Mornington Peninsula attends our meetings and is available for discussions with all our participants.
We encourage partners and carers to come along. They are very much part of the journey and are affected by what happens to the men in their lives.
They play a very important role in helping men get through the physical and psychological impact of the disease.
Our meetings are followed by a friendly ‘cuppa’ where you can make contacts and chat with others on the journey.