How can I talk to other consumers with more experience?
‘Peer support is one of the most important aspects of any part of consumer perspective. Peer support comes through interacting with other people…You don’t become an expert overnight. People need to be prepared to work at learning and finding a mentor and being with others who might be a little more experienced and be willing to listen and learn.’
—Leonie Young, Consumer, Former Chair CanSpeak Queensland
It is important that you are able to connect with more experienced consumers. You may wish to speak with consumers specifically within the cancer sector. There are experienced consumers throughout the sector and consumer organisations around Australia have a list of groups and organisations where you can make these connections.