Hi everyone, my name is David and I've been involved in the cancer community after my wife died of breask cancer 12 years ago. After her death I had a "mid-life" professional identity crisis and left a 20+ year career in corporate management (during which I completed post-grad studies in Counselling) to spend my professional time supporting people going through "tough stuff". Whilst I work full-time in the community services sector I maintain a small counselling practice supporting families dealing with the unwelcome visitor called cancer. I also volunteer for the NSW Cancer Council which brings me great delight in travelling around the State meeting survivors and their partner/family/carers. Because I spent several years counselling in the Central West of NSW I am set up for web-based sessions (since some clients want to "see" me over Skype) as well as face-to-face.
I would be happy to make myself available to support your endeavours if you believe that there is something useful that I can bring to your group.
Congratulations on the initiative to start up the group. I certainly experienced a complete absence of support all those years ago. I have a posting on the BCNA site, too, wanting to begin some sort of blokes' support group in Sydney but after a long while, no-one has contacted me about the group. Dean and I have had some good email exchanges and it makes sense to consolidate interested parties in the one place.
Good luck with it all.