What extra help is available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities dealing with cancer? There are some really great support services available provided through Indigenous health services. These can help support you or a family member through cancer treatment and afterwards.
Hospitals and cancer treatment clinics can be difficult no matter what your background but specialist Indigenous health workers are available to support patients and their families through treatment. Help is available in many different forms.
Emma Leehane, Aboriginal Support Worker at the Ballarat Base Hospital understands the complexities you might experience if you're from the Aboriginal community but has seen the difference her experience and community support can provide. You'll also meet Anthony Harrison and Sandy Anderson, practice nurses at the Ballarat & District Aboriginal Co-operative (BADAC).