Amanda holds a bachelor's degree and a post-graduate diploma in education as well as a post-graduate diploma in counselling. She continues professional development in advanced counselling skills at the Institute for Applied Psychology, Sydney. Amanda has worked in the health system for 20 years in genetic education, health promotion and cancer information and support. She currently manages Can Support, an organisation based at Royal North Shore Hospital, which offers referral, support and information to cancer patients, their families and support networks throughout the cancer journey. She also trains and supervises peer support volunteers to offer individual peer support and the lived experience of their own cancer journey to patients with varied cancer backgrounds. Amanda is interested in the diversity of support groups and encouraging patients to research their own psychosocial support and information needs in order to establish what best meets the unique needs of each individual patient.
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