New support group launched

New group for Baw Baw & Warragul

The Baw Baw Prostate Cancer Support Group was formed in 2022 when Linton Blackwell moved to the area and discovered there was no support group within the Baw Baw region.

Linton Blackwell (image by Liam Durkin, courtesy of the Latrobe Valley Express)

Linton, a prostate cancer survivor of more than ten years, had experience as a former leader of the Bairnsdale Prostate Cancer Support Group. He knew that prostate cancer impacts one in six men in their lifetime and realised many men in the area could benefit from the support of a group who understand what it means to be on the prostate cancer journey.

The Group offers emotional support and information to anyone with an interest in prostate cancer. Partners are encouraged to attend meetings.

Meetings are held at the Warragul Sporting & Social Club (Downtowner), 55 Victoria Street, Warragul.

Group meetings start at 2pm on the second Wednesday of every month.

Please call Linton on 0419 582 665 if you need assistance, or if you would like to attend a meeting but are just a bit unsure.