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Where to find support for partners

Where to find support for men whose partners have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Cancer Council Helpline – 13 11 20

The Cancer Council Helpline is a free, confidential telephone information and support service run by Cancer Councils in each state and territory. Specially trained staff can answer questions about all aspects of cancer, including prevention, early detection, and treatment. They can also assist with practical and emotional support and advise callers about specific services appropriate to their needs and location. Call The Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20 (cost of a local call from anywhere in Australia) between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Some states have extended hours, some have health professionals on staff, and some have multilingual services.

Men's Line Australia – 1300 78 99 78


Provides telephone counselling, information and referral for men to help manage the challenges encountered when they face disruptions to their family life or primary relationships. Helpline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Lifeline – 13 11 14


24-hour telephone helpline staffed by trained volunteer telephone counsellors

Beyond Blue


Community awareness campaign designed to reduce the stigma associated with depression and to promote help-seeking behaviour.



Information resource on death-related grief for the community and health professionals. Based in South Australia but includes some national information.