Who We Are

Sisters’ Cancer Support Group (SCSG) is a community based, not-for-profit, registered charity organisation that provides support for women from multicultural backgrounds who are affected by cancer.  We understand a cancer diagnosis affects not just the patient but the whole family and community. We work to support the cancer patients, their friends and families. 

SCSG is the first multicultural specific cancer support group registered with Cancer Council NSW and Breast Cancer Network Australia.

SCSG was established in October 2014 by a group of Muslim women who’ve been affected by cancer. The group was formed in response to one sister’s experience on her cancer journey. They identified some of the great challenges faced by many multicultural and Muslim women.  These challenges left them invisible and voiceless in their cancer journey.

SCSG works to promote Survivorship, Awareness, Healthy lifestyle and Access to health services and ensures that all women affected by cancer receive the best care, treatment, information, and support based on their individual needs.

Our Vision

To improve the quality of life of women from multicultural and Muslim communities affected by cancer.

Our Mission

“Supporting each other in our cancer journey”


SCSG works to promote Survivorship, Awareness, Healthy lifestyle and Access to health services (SAHA) and ensures that all women affected by cancer receive the best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs.

Our Values

Commitment: SCSG’s executive committee members are committed to advocate and empower the women in the Multicultural community who are affected by Cancer.

Connection: SCSG recognises the importance of connecting people and organisations, encouraging collaborative relationships to deliver effective outcomes for individuals and communities. We connect closely with the multicultural community, their needs as well as with cancer service providers.

Caring: SCSG works from the premise of mutual respect, understanding and responsiveness to individual needs and cultural differences. CARE and trust are the core values to how we work.

Sharing: Sharing is the fundamentals of all the activities we provide in our support group. Working closely with women affected by cancer, health professionals and organisations; we work collaboratively in our mission to help each other in our cancer journey.

What We Do

Monthly Cancer Support Groups

The monthly support group are held over morning tea. The purpose of the support group is to provide a safe, sensitive and culturally appropriate environment where participants can:

· SHARE their thoughts and their personal experiences of their cancer journey

· GIVE and RECEIVE social, emotional and spiritual support

· LEARN about cancer prevention, treatment and management.

Promote Cultural Awareness

SCSG works closely with cancer service providers and in promoting cultural awareness in their service development and delivery.

Our Strategic Direction


Our strategic direction is:

  • To be the voice for the multicultural community in the cancer arena
    • To reach out to all the diverse multicultural communities in Australia
    • To help set up and mentor new support groups
    • To maintain and expand our cancer support programs

For all our activities we utilises the “ESSENCE of Health” model of holistic care. This model focuses on a wellness approach to living with cancer. It promotes an educational, supportive and therapeutic approach to healing and empowerment for our ladies. The elements of the ESSENCE model, (advocated by Dr Craig Hassed, Monash University), is adapted for the ‘Sisters Cancer Support Group’. The ESSENCE model is an acronym which stands for:


 -  Education
S -  Support
S -  Spirituality
E -  Exercise
N - Nutrition
C - Connectedness
E – Environment


We would like to stress that Sisters’ Cancer Support groups’ mission is “Supporting each other in our cancer journey”.

We are here to help you in your journey. You are not alone!

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Phone : 0415 238 990
PO Box 366, Unanderra NSW 2526

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