MESOTHELIOMA & ASBESTOS DISEASE SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS
This page is intended as a quick reference to help you find Australian mesothelioma asbestos cancer and other asbestos related disease support organisations.
The sites listed are a mixture of Australian state government, and Australian state and International not for profit organisation sites that may 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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Mesothelioma Dedicated Support Organisations
Sydney, NSW based ADRI (Asbestos Diseases Research Institute) at the Bernie Banton Centre, provide a Mesothelioma Support Helpline and also run physical mesothelioma dedicated physical support groups 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).
Jocelyn can be contacted by:
Phone: +61 2 9767 9854
Toll Free: 1300 237 400 (within Australia)
Perth, WA based Reflections 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.
International Mesothelioma Dedicated Support Organisations
Both organisations listed below are the nationally recognised mesothelioma 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.
Asbestos Related Disease Support Organisations
Most state based asbestos related disease support organisations offer information and support services to varying degrees, and also conduct or provide asbestos awareness – depending on the size, configuration and location of the organisation. It is best to contact your local region organisation to see exactly what they offer, and importantly where.
Note: *The organisations marked with a red asterisk* are dedicated mesothelioma support organisations and also are involved in asbestos awareness.
New South Wales
Queensland (& Northern NSW)
Asbestosis and Mesothelioma Association of Australia
(Tweed Heads, NSW – Gold Coast based)
Toll Free: 1800 017 758