Clinical Psychology Service

Clinical Psychologists at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer, Wellness & Research Centre understand that a diagnosis of cancer affects the whole person.  The effects of cancer can be physical and emotional and can affect people in many different ways.

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What are the details?

Clinical psychologists at the ONJ Centre are experienced in supporting people with cancer. This may involve providing support to manage emotional changes, treatment side effects and to make other life adjustments. Strategies can also be provided for managing pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety and anger. Talking with a clinical psychologist can help with adjusting to an uncertain future. 

Sometimes people may have pre-existing mental health issues. Getting support from a clinical psychologist can assist in managing these issues while undergoing cancer treatment. Please feel welcome to ask to see a clinical psychologist for any concern you may have.

Who is eligible?

The Clinical Psychology service is available to ONJ Centre patients.

How do I book?

If you would like to see a clinical psychologist, speak to one of the health professionals looking after you at the ONJ Centre (medical and nursing staff) and they will refer you.

The service will contact you to discuss your situation and plan your follow up care. For further information, call the Wellness Centre on 03 9496 3799.

Another option is to speak with your General Practitioner, who can organise a mental health care plan and referral to a psychologist in the community.

Helpful contacts

Australian Psychological Society

Visit: Find a Psychologist


Phone: 1300 22 4636
Visit: BeyondBlue

Cancer Information & Support Service (Cancer Council Victoria)

Phone: 13 11 20
Visit: Cancer Council 13 11 20

Cancer Mind Care

Exploring ways to look after your mind when you are affected by cancer.

Visit: Cancer Mind Care

Carers Victoria

Phone: 1800 514 845
Visit: Carers Victoria


Phone: 1300 845 745
Visit: Griefline

Kids Helpline

Phone: 1800 55 1800
Visit: Kids Helpline


Phone: 13 11 14
Visit: Lifeline

MensLine Australia

Phone: 1300 78 99 78
Visit: MensLine