Anxiety and depression

Feelings of anxiety and depression are very common and understandable responses to cancer. Many survivors and carers experience anxiety, depression and many other emotions during diagnosis and treatment, and after treatment.

Clinical services at Peter Mac Parkville

  • Psychology services Psychologists use various approaches to help people with cancer and their families adjust to the emotional and psychological challenges of cancer.
  • Psychiatry services Psychiatrists are medical specialists who work with people affected with cancer to improve mental health.
  • Social work services Social workers can assist and provide support during cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • Spiritual care services Spiritual care draws on respect, trust and understanding and aims to provide support and improve spiritual and emotional health and wellbeing.
  • Wellbeing and psychosocial oncology seminars These sessions are run by experts. They address the ‘too hard to talk about’ issues and encourage people facing cancer to live meaningfully.
  • Optimisation clinic This multidisciplinary outpatient clinic is for cancer survivors with complex needs. Services include a dietitian, psychologist, physiotherapist and occupational therapist.

Other clinical services in the Parkville precinct

If you would like to advise of any relevant services or provide feedback please email, ACSC

Guidance documents

Information for cancer survivors and their families

Additional resources for health professionals

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Projects

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icon image – 'depression' by Adriana Danaila from the Noun Project