MESOTHELIOMA–DEDICATED SUPPORT GROUPS
This page is intended as a quick reference to help you find Australian and International not-for-profit organisations that provide mesothelioma-dedicated support groups.
The organisations and sites listed are a mixture of Australian and International organisations that may offer, or contain information not relevant to where you live, you should therefore be mindful of this when looking at these sites. You should always verify that any information applies locally, before deciding to act on it.
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Legal Help & Compensation
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma asbestos cancer, or another asbestos related disease, It is often in your best interest to speak with a specialist litigator before seeking compensation or registering with a statutory authority such as the NSW Government icare Dust Diseases Authority, your state or territory’s Statutory Workcover Compensation Scheme or the the Australian Government’s Comcare, etc. To find out the dos, don’ts and whys of making a claim please go directly to the Compensation section by clicking [here].
Australian Organisations Providing Mesothelioma–Dedicated Support Groups
Perth, WA based not-for-profit organisation Reflections (Reflections Through Reality Limited) run an Australian-wide peer-based online Mesothelioma Support Group and an organisational run physical Mesothelioma Support Group for sufferers, carers and those bereaved living in Perth, WA. Reflections also provide a Toll Free National Helpline.
ADRI Mesothelioma Support Service
ADRI, a Sydney, NSW asbestos diseases research institute based at the Bernie Banton Centre, runs a Mesothelioma Support Service providing current evidence-based clinical information and support. They also run a number of physical Mesothelioma support group meetings in Sydney for sufferers, carers and those bereaved. Should Australian or New Zealand sufferers [and their carers and immediate family members] of mesothelioma asbestos cancer be seeking current evidence-based clinical information and support – including referral to medical specialists, we suggest they contact the Mesothelioma Support Service Support Co-ordinator Ms Jocelyn McLean MSM (Res).
International Mesothelioma-Dedicated Support Organisations
Both organisations listed below are the nationally recognised mesothelioma-dedicated support organisations in their respective countries. They are both excellent reference points concerning mesothelioma. When reading about clinical trials and experimental treatments, please be aware that often trials are only available in limited demographics. Please consult with your treating specialist about the availability of particular trials or experimental treatments.