Carer Support
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Unpaid family carers can play a vital role in the lives of those with advanced melanoma. Your carer may be a family member – such as your spouse, partner, child, parent, grandparent or sibling – or you may have a friend who has stepped into this role.

Caring for someone who is unwell from treatment side effects or as a consequence of the disease can be both physically and emotionally challenging and there is often little “down time” for carers to have a break or to socialise in the same way as others. It is important that carers look after their own health and well-being and receive emotional support around the issues facing their loved ones.

There are support services to assist your carer in their caring role, including:-

Please contact our professional counsellor for emotional support by calling MPA’s Support Line 1300 88 44 50

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Wesley Research Institute
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Toowong BC QLD 4066

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Mail: info@melanomapatients.org.au

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