The ONJCWC at Austin Hospital is using funds towards a psychological and emotional support counselling pilot program.
Psychological support for patients with cancer and their carers may be needed at any point in the patient care pathway.
The psychological and emotional counselling support program will provide expertise in diagnosing and treating conditions including anxiety and stress associated with the shock of a cancer diagnosis. It will mean patients and carers can get the right help at the right time. The program will result in reduced distress and promote adjustment in patients and carers, enabling them to enjoy a better quality of life.