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Breast Cancer Care WA

Contact

Name: Zoe McAlpine

Position: CEO

Email: zoe@breastcancer.org.au

Address

PO Box 905

Cottesloe

Perth 6011

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Our Mission / Objective

Our vision is to ensure all Western Australians have access to the best breast cancer support and education.

Our support services are offered free of charge and whilst we have grown and evolved over the years, our core values and purpose remain unchanged.

What makes us unique is the ability for our trained professionals to visit clients in hospital and the home and we pride ourselves on providing support that is personalised to the needs of each individual.

We aim to make lives better for people affected by breast cancer by providing personalised support services;

  • Emotional support: breast care nurses, counsellors, support groups, peer support
  • Practical support: transport to appointments, cleaning, friendship
  • Financial support: general household bills, transport and accommodation costs for country patients, medical gaps

We also educate women to be breast aware so that breast cancer is found earlier which leads to better treatment outcomes

Our Services

Working in a multidisciplinary environment – both internally and externally with professionals from a range of organisations, helps us to deliver comprehensive care that addresses as many of our client’s needs as possible.

Although our services are tailored to a broad range of specific client needs, our core support services are best defined through three categories – emotional, practical and financial support.

 

Emotional support

Specialist Breast Care Nurses: Our breast care nurses (BCNs) are experienced registered nurses who have undertaken specialist university level education and training and are professionally accredited. Support is provided over the phone or by email, as well as home and hospital visits within the metropolitan area as often our clients are too ill to come in to our office. Our BCNs play a vital role in providing emotional support and information at various phases across the continuum of care including diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, follow-up and palliative care.

Counselling: Our counselling service is provided by Tertiary qualified counsellors and is accessed by clients and their loved ones when they feel that they need additional emotional support and coping strategies. Our counsellors provide one on one counselling in our office as well as home visits and phone counselling. They cover the metropolitan area including Mandurah and provide phone counselling to country clients. The work that our counsellors do is extremely varied. They provide one on one therapy sessions to help women deal with the issues that arise as a direct result of being diagnosed with breast cancer. This often brings about issues of change and work in this area is very helpful long term for the client. Anxiety and living with uncertainty is also a significant component of their work. We also offer couples counselling and family therapy to help families cope as a system during this often stressful time. Our counsellors also are heavily involved in supporting clients and their families who are dealing with secondary breast cancer and this also entails anxiety work and acceptance work, along with end of life issues.

Support Groups: Breast Cancer Care WA runs 10 support groups throughout the metropolitan area and also in Mandurah and York.

 

Practical support

Practical Assistance: We provide help with basic living needs following surgery and during treatment including transport to and from appointments, help with looking after children, shopping, cleaning, and gardening.

Information: We also operate as an information service for people with questions relating to breast cancer. This could be from helping clients to understand their pathology results to providing phones numbers for prosthesis fitters.

Referrals: We also appropriate recommendations and referrals to other agencies for financial counselling, wigs, prosthesis, lymphedema treatment etc

Wellness Programs

Financial Support

A diagnosis of breast cancer can have a serious financial impact. Breast cancer patients are often left with large medical gaps not covered by medical benefits and for regional patients there are additional travel and accommodation expenses. Those struggling to make ends meet need assistance with general household bills, rent or mortgage payments and money to put food on the table and fuel in their cars.

Projects in Progress

Our People

CEO

Zoe McAlpine, Chief Executive Officer

Number of Employees

13

Number of Volunteers

300

Registration Information

ABN

77 221 238 430

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

General Donations

As a non-government funded charity, Breast Cancer Care WA relies on the support of the WA community, who in conjunction with our own fundraising efforts, enable us to provide all of our services free of charge to those in need.

Financial support comes from our various fundraising programs, events, individual donations, corporate partnerships and grants.

Visit www.breastcancer.org.au for more details

Other support

Thanks to the generosity of the Western Australian community, all services are free of charge and tailored to meet the needs of each individual. There are many ways you can help. To find out how, click here.

 

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Without our volunteers we could not offer practical support to our clients or present our many fun and successful fundraising events that help fund our organisation. To become a volunteer visit www.breastcancer.org.au

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Our vision is to ensure all Western Australians have access to the best breast cancer support and education.

Our support services are offered free of charge and whilst we have grown and evolved over the years, our core values and purpose remain unchanged.

What makes us unique is the ability for our trained professionals to visit clients in hospital and the home and we pride ourselves on providing support that is personalised to the needs of each individual.

We aim to make lives better for people affected by breast cancer by providing personalised support services;

  • Emotional support: breast care nurses, counsellors, support groups, peer support
  • Practical support: transport to appointments, cleaning, friendship
  • Financial support: general household bills, transport and accommodation costs for country patients, medical gaps

We also educate women to be breast aware so that breast cancer is found earlier which leads to better treatment outcomes

Our Services

Working in a multidisciplinary environment – both internally and externally with professionals from a range of organisations, helps us to deliver comprehensive care that addresses as many of our client’s needs as possible.

Although our services are tailored to a broad range of specific client needs, our core support services are best defined through three categories – emotional, practical and financial support.

 

Emotional support

Specialist Breast Care Nurses: Our breast care nurses (BCNs) are experienced registered nurses who have undertaken specialist university level education and training and are professionally accredited. Support is provided over the phone or by email, as well as home and hospital visits within the metropolitan area as often our clients are too ill to come in to our office. Our BCNs play a vital role in providing emotional support and information at various phases across the continuum of care including diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, follow-up and palliative care.

Counselling: Our counselling service is provided by Tertiary qualified counsellors and is accessed by clients and their loved ones when they feel that they need additional emotional support and coping strategies. Our counsellors provide one on one counselling in our office as well as home visits and phone counselling. They cover the metropolitan area including Mandurah and provide phone counselling to country clients. The work that our counsellors do is extremely varied. They provide one on one therapy sessions to help women deal with the issues that arise as a direct result of being diagnosed with breast cancer. This often brings about issues of change and work in this area is very helpful long term for the client. Anxiety and living with uncertainty is also a significant component of their work. We also offer couples counselling and family therapy to help families cope as a system during this often stressful time. Our counsellors also are heavily involved in supporting clients and their families who are dealing with secondary breast cancer and this also entails anxiety work and acceptance work, along with end of life issues.

Support Groups: Breast Cancer Care WA runs 10 support groups throughout the metropolitan area and also in Mandurah and York.

 

Practical support

Practical Assistance: We provide help with basic living needs following surgery and during treatment including transport to and from appointments, help with looking after children, shopping, cleaning, and gardening.

Information: We also operate as an information service for people with questions relating to breast cancer. This could be from helping clients to understand their pathology results to providing phones numbers for prosthesis fitters.

Referrals: We also appropriate recommendations and referrals to other agencies for financial counselling, wigs, prosthesis, lymphedema treatment etc

Wellness Programs

Financial Support

A diagnosis of breast cancer can have a serious financial impact. Breast cancer patients are often left with large medical gaps not covered by medical benefits and for regional patients there are additional travel and accommodation expenses. Those struggling to make ends meet need assistance with general household bills, rent or mortgage payments and money to put food on the table and fuel in their cars.

Projects in Progress

Our People

CEO

Zoe McAlpine, Chief Executive Officer

Number of Employees

13

Number of Volunteers

300

Registration Information

ABN

77 221 238 430

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

General Donations

As a non-government funded charity, Breast Cancer Care WA relies on the support of the WA community, who in conjunction with our own fundraising efforts, enable us to provide all of our services free of charge to those in need.

Financial support comes from our various fundraising programs, events, individual donations, corporate partnerships and grants.

Visit www.breastcancer.org.au for more details

Other support

Thanks to the generosity of the Western Australian community, all services are free of charge and tailored to meet the needs of each individual. There are many ways you can help. To find out how, click here.

 

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Without our volunteers we could not offer practical support to our clients or present our many fun and successful fundraising events that help fund our organisation. To become a volunteer visit www.breastcancer.org.au

Our Annual Reports

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