We offer peer-based support, information, referral and advocating services to those who have been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma cancer or another asbestos related disease, and to their carers and immediate family members, as well as those bereaved via our Mesothelioma and Asbestos Related Support Network and our Social Media Support, News and Information Services.
Our Freecall peer-based Support Helpline 1800 031 731 is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
When a person contacts the Bernie Banton Foundation about support or information, they will be dealing with somebody who has walked the walk. No two journeys are exactly the same, but we have walked a similar path. Having walked this road makes all the difference in being able to help answer the multitude of questions a person may have, and navigate the journey ahead.
We assist sufferers of asbestos related disease to find legal help via specialist asbestos litigators.
We advocate on behalf of sufferers and their loved ones on asbestos disease related Supportive Care Option issues, and also advocate the Australian Government on related issues. Within Australia we work with like-minded stakeholders to advocate for better enforcement and strengthening of existing legislation regarding asbestos. Internationally, we work with the Australian Government, the union movement and like-minded organisations and individuals to make the world a safer place by advocating for a total ban on the use of asbestos and asbestos containing products and materials. The Bernie Banton Foundation truly is:
‘The voice of reason for Australian asbestos disease sufferers and the wider community.’
The unit has comprehensive information resources providing asbestos disease related and asbestos related information:
Online via: Our comprehensive website – Social media news, information & support sites – e-Newsletter & Newspapers.
In Person: The unit conducts symposiums, seminars and information sessions; and attends and exhibits at conferences, home shows, community events etc. with its Mobile Resource Centre – Stan’s Van; when funding permits.
The breath beneath your wings®
If you, or a loved one has been diagnosed
with an ASBESTOS RELATED DISEASE and you would like to talk to somebody who knows what it feels like to be in similar circumstances to what you are in, whether you are a sufferer or carer, please phone the Foundation’s 24/7 Support Helpline Freecall® number: 1800 031 731
Note: The Bernie Banton Foundation is not accredited to provide advice. The information and/or advice provided is for assistance only. The advice of a qualified specialist should always be sought before making legal or medical decisions.