Brain Tumour Support Service

The Brain Tumour Support Service is available to people diagnosed with a primary malignant brain tumour, as well as their family, friends and carers.  This service provides information, counselling and support and can be accessed in a number of ways.

Brain Tumour Support Service staff and patient Kirely Brain Tumour Support Service patients

What are the details?

The Brain Tumour Support Service (BTSS) provides support, assistance and education programs to people who have been affected by a primary malignant brain tumour diagnosis. We can also help you find information to suit your circumstances.

BTSS is available to people either receiving treatment or not having treatment. Support is available through individual consultations or in a group setting. Group programs are held regularly in wellness spaces throughout the Centre and are available for people from other health services.

Please contact the BTSS for more information.

Who do I contact?

Brain Tumour Support Service

Phone: 03 9496 3315

Mobile: 0466 247 037


Building the Bridge resources

Building the Bridge to Life with Brain Cancer logo

Building the Bridge to Life with Brain Cancer is a resource developed to support people getting on with living and doing the things most important to them.

You can access Building the Bridge online or request a hard copy via email.



We have also created four short videos focusing on different challenges when you have a diagnosis of brain tumour or brain cancer.

Adjusting to a new diagnosis

People share their thoughts about being diagnosed with brain cancer, and what they did to get their heads around it.


What has helped along the way

People share ideas about what helped them to get on with the things most important to them, how they coped and moved forward with life.


Worrying about scans

Regular scans are part of life with brain cancer. In this video people share their thoughts about how they cope and manage their worries about scans. 


The Fatigue Factor

Occupational Therapist, Dianne Legge presents tips and strategies for managing fatigue during and after treatment.