Who we are
The Psycho-oncology Team at Nepean Cancer Care Centre consists of a social worker, clinical psychologist and psychiatrist who are all senior in their profession and, collectively, have over 30 years’ experience working in cancer care.
How we can help
- Finances, accommodation and transport to your treatment
- Family care needs
- Stress and worry
- Depressed mood
- Sleep difficulty
- Sexual difficulties
- Talking to children about cancer
- Coping with physical pain/nausea or fatigue due to cancer treatment
- Coping with treatment issues such as fear of needles
- Communicating better with your loved ones and treating team
- Helping you adjust to life after cancer
Who can access these services?
We see patients in the outpatient setting and we also see inpatients in Nepean Hospital. There is no cost to see any of our team for people who have a current Medicare card.
We have a number of outpatient clinics available: one social work clinic, two psychiatry clinics and three clinical psychology clinics. In our clinics you may see trainees who work under our direct supervision.
If you would like to come and see one of us in the outpatient clinics, please contact: Reception at Nepean Cancer Care Centre on 02 4734 3500 to organise an appointment.
You don’t need a referral to see the social worker or clinical psychologist, but we always suggest you discuss your concerns with the treating team as well as booking into our clinic.
People wishing to see our psychiatrist need to bring along a referral letter from their GP or other medical doctor.
If you wish to see us while you are an inpatient, speak with your treating team and they can arrange a referral.
We work as part of the multi-disciplinary teams at Nepean Cancer Care and all our notes and records are stored in your cancer care file. This means your treating team are aware of any relevant difficulties you might be having, without you having to repeat your story. If you have any concerns about privacy or confidentiality please don’t hesitate to speak with us.