Group programs

We offer a number of programs fostering peer engagement and promoting overall health and wellbeing during and after treatment. All programs are at no cost to participants.

Explore our group programs

The UPskill Vocational Training Program is comprised of skills-based, psycho-educational workshops addressing three broad topics: 

  • Goal setting and career pathway development
  • Strategies to optimise study and work performance
  • Essential skills for education and employment

The program runs once a week over four weeks with workshops facilitated by ONTrac at Peter Mac staff and community partners.  

is a year-long, pre-accredited visual arts program designed for adolescents and young adults who have experienced cancer to develop skills and prepare for pathways into further education and work.

Led by award-winning artist Mia Schoen, the program consists of weekly classes held at the Centre for Adult Education in Melbourne’s CBD (and online for those unable to attend in person).

Participants do not need any visual arts experience and can join at any point throughout the year, with the program culminating in an exhibition each December. 

ReActivate is an 8-week exercise, education and self-management program aimed at improving strength and conditioning after cancer treatment.

The program consists of twice-weekly exercise sessions supervised by an exercise physiologist, in combination with a weekly education session delivered by youth-friendly health professionals. Education sessions provide information on common survivorship topics such as diet and nutrition; emotional health and wellbeing; return to school, study and work; late effects and getting the most out of your relationship with your GP. ReActivate is delivered on-site at Peter Mac in Parkville.

The Post-Treatment Health & Wellbeing Program focuses on supporting young people’s adjustment and transition to life after treatment in the initial 12 months after completion. This holistic program comprises developmentally-appropriate assessments, information, referrals and the service’s Interdisciplinary Post-Treatment Health & Wellbeing Clinic, where a personalised Health & Wellbeing Plan is developed in consultation with each young person.