Support

Community Support Program

AFTF provides support for asbestos disease sufferers and their families. We have people based in the north and south of the State. Please contact us to be connected with a support worker who will call you. Our support workers can provide:

  • A listening ear if you need to talk
  • Information about how to find out more about compensation claims
  • Support with finding services or further support in your locality

Asbestos Free Tasmania Foundation is here to provide support and referral for legal, medical and other support services. Contact AFTF and someone will call you to discuss your needs.

AFTF produces a booklet on information regarding Asbestos Related Diseases. Please contact us to ask for a copy of the booklet.

In addition, the Cancer Council offers a range of support and information services including;

  • Transport 2 treatment: a no cost service for patients who would otherwise be unable to get to cancer treatment or medical appointments.
  • Cancer Council Helpline: Provides access to trained support staff and volunteers who can assist you to access services and information that can help those affected by cancer.
  • Information and Support Centres: Located throughout the State, the Support and Information Centres offer a friendly place to talk with trained support staff and have a range of information available.
  • Support Groups: Offering opportunities to share similar experiences, learn about specific topics and meet others.
  • Cancer Connect: Putting you in touch with someone who has experienced a similar cancer journey. This person provides support and assistance to you and can act as a guide through your cancer experience.For information on any of the above services – please contact Cancer Council Tasmania on 1300 65 65 85 or visit www.cancertas.org.au

Mesothelioma: A Guide for people with cancer, their families and friends 

This publication is available for people with cancer, their families and friends. Download here