Care and support services

Here’s the difference you’re making

Each year, more than 1000 women will be treated at Mater after being diagnosed with breast cancer. 

With your help, Mater Chicks in Pink is able to provide a range of free support programs and services designed to enhance the lives of women with breast cancer, regardless of their level of health insurance. 

These include: 

Counselling
Offering emotional support to women and their family during cancer treatment.

Mastectomy bra
Providing a mastectomy bra can help restore a woman's sense of confidence after breast removal surgery.

Financial support
On an as needs basis, including hospital parking vouchers.

Gift packs
For every woman who receives treatment for breast cancer at Mater to help make their hospital stay a little brighter.

Creative Express art therapy program
Enabling women to explore their feelings and share experiences in a creative environment.

Yoga therapy
To assist women in regaining movement following surgery and learn relaxation methods to help improve patients' emotional wellbeing.

'Mum, memories and me' program
Helping terminally ill patients put together memory boxes for their children and the loved ones they’ll leave behind, with the support of a specially qualified counsellor.

A breast cancer diagnosis affects every facet of a woman’s life, but thankfully Mater Chicks in Pink is there to provide support when it’s needed most.

Sally Graham, Mater Breast Care Nurse.