Topic: Online mental health programs - Beyond treatment

Forum: Mental Health: Because Cancer Doesn't Just Affect Your Breasts — Meet and support others who are affected by these issues around anxiety, depression, and other emotional effects.

Posted on: May 8, 2020 04:37PM

Posted on: May 8, 2020 04:37PM

Isabelle_CanCope wrote:

Hi everyone,

I am part of a team of cancer researchers and psychologists at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) running free online mental health programs for those who have finished their primary cancer treatment (i.e., surgery, chemo, radiotherapy). Our programs focus on developing skills to cope more effectively with difficult emotions - which we know don't simply stop when treatment comes to an end!

We understand that it isn't always easy to reach out for mental health support (especially in the context of COVID-19), which is why our programs can be completed online and from your own home.

Our current 2-week online program ("Flexible Thinking") tackles thoughts around worry, rumination, and catastrophising. Our next 2-week program ("Doing Things Differently") will be running within the next month.

Feel free to Email our team at or private message me if you have any questions and if you would like to take part.

Thank you everyone :)

Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health | Monash University, Clayton, VIC
Ph: +61 404 353 956

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May 8, 2020 04:48PM laughinggull wrote:

Very interesting. Does one need to be in Australia to follow this?

ACx4, THPx4, HP (to complete 1y); Nerlynx (1y); AI (expected 10y), Surgery: BMX + ALND, Reconstruction, Oophorectomy. Radiation. Dx 10/26/2017, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 8, 2020 05:04PM - edited May 8, 2020 05:05PM by Isabelle_CanCope

Hi LaughingGull, no you absolutely don't need to be in Australia. However, some of our automated Emails might reach you at funny times (e.g., early in the morning or late at night).. so if you don't live in Aus, we suggest that you turn phone notifications off at night.

Also, our team will call you over the phone initially to introduce you to the program. If you live outside of Australia, we will call you over WhatsApp (a free smartphone app which allows international calls).

As I can't send links over the forum, please Email if you would like the sign-up link & for more information.

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Sep 27, 2020 05:02PM lovelau wrote:

would like to try this. is it in line now?

Dx 10/2016, LCIS/ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/24 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/1/2017 Lymph node removal (Left): Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right)
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Sep 27, 2020 05:58PM - edited Sep 27, 2020 06:17PM by Isabelle_CanCope

Hi LoveLau, this particular program has ended but we now have 8-week programs running. If you would like more information, I can send you a link to our new website and the sign-up link over E-mail. (it isn't possible to send links via this forum).
Our E-mail is

Take care,

Isabelle from The CanCope Study

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