Whether you or someone you love has been impacted by prostate cancer, our Prostate Cancer Counselling Service (PCCS) can help you with the psychological and emotional impacts of the disease.
Accessing the PCCS is easy:
- You can call 1800 22 00 99 and talk to one of our Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses about a referral.
- You can email a nurse to have an initial discussion regarding whether the counselling service is right for you.
- You can complete the Counselling Request Form below.
The PCCS is Australia's only specialised nationwide counselling service for men and others who have been affected by prostate cancer.
You can access the service at any point - whether you are newly diagnosed, 10-years post treatment, or struggling to cope with the diagnosis of a loved one.
Our commitment to you
When you make an appointment, you will be given a time for a consultation with a specially trained PCFA nurse counsellor or a psychologist.
You will be offered up to five consultations. Each session may last for up to 50 minutes, and may be scheduled weekly, fortnightly, or at different intervals depending on your needs.
You may like to have a support person with you for the session, which will be provided by phone or via video conference. To join via video conference, you will need to set up video meeting software such as Zoom on your computer or another suitable device, such as a smart phone.
The service is available during business hours, with after hours appointments arranged on request.
How we can help
We can help you adjust to the challenges of diagnosis, treatment, and life after treatment.
The types of psychological and emotional issues we can assist you with include but are not limited to stress management, coping with sexual concerns, overcoming worry and uncertainty, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, and coping with loss.
To access the service simply call 1800 22 00 99 and talk to one of our Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses about a referral, email a nurse to have an initial discussion regarding whether the counselling service is right for you, or complete the Counselling Request Form via the button below.
Once your referral is received, it may take around two business days for us to contact you and schedule your first appointment. Your first appointment will be an opportunity for our team to talk to you more about your situation and agree on a counselling plan for you.
Health professionals who wish to refer a patient or their loved one to the service may complete the Health Professional’s Counselling Request Form below, or call 1800 22 00 99.
Please note that the PCCS is unable to provide a crisis intervention service. Should you need emotional support between sessions, please contact your GP or one of the following organisations for assistance:
MensLine 1300 78 99 78
Beyond Blue 1300 2246 36
In the event of an emergency always dial 000.
Or for between-sessions support regarding prostate cancer-specific medical or practical issues please call our Prostate Cancer Specialist Telenursing Service on 1800 22 00 99.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is proud to offer this unique service. Anyone interested in donating to support our work, is encouraged to speak to one of the team or visit our website for further information.