Keeping Friends and Family in Mind: Brain Cancer Support

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Mark Hughes Foundation Funded Project

“When I was first diagnosed with brain cancer my family were always there for me,” says MHF co-Founder Mark Hughes. “But who was there for them?” Mark asks.

When someone is diagnosed with brain cancer, it will have a big impact on the people closest to them. The goal of this project was to ensure that friends and family members have the resources and support they need. We spoke with the Australian brain cancer community to understand their experiences and what support they would like to see online.

CarerWell is an online website and program for brain cancer supporters, no matter where they are on their journey. Access it anytime, anywhere in Australia.


Keeping Friends and Family in Mind

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