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 strategic direction is:
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:
E - 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!
Please contact us if you have further questions.
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