Monica Graham is our new Cancer Support Coordinator for the Kimberley and Pilbara. Find out more about Monica including her new role and what she's looking forward to the most about working at Cancer Council WA.
Tell us a bit about yourself? Where did you work before Cancer Council WA and do you have any favorite hobbies?
Prior to starting at Cancer Council WA, I worked in Aged and Community Care and was responsible for a number of teams and programs. My hobbies are reading, gardening, card making, camping and spending as much time as possible with my family.
What is your background?
I trained as a Registered Nurse and worked mainly in rural and remote regions for over 25 years. I have worked in every area from emergency nursing to dialysis and community nursing.
What does your new role at Cancer Council WA entail?
I am the Cancer Support Coordinator for the Kimberley and Pilbara and my role is to give emotional and psychosocial support to people impacted by cancer. I link people to these services in their regions or to other Cancer Council WA support and services. Sometimes just having someone impartial to talk to is all some people need and I am here for that too.
What are you looking forward to most about your new role?
I look forward to helping people in the Pilbara and Kimberley impacted by cancer to have access to the services they need with as much ease as possible. After living and working in rural and remote areas most of my life, I understand the difficulty people may face in accessing services and support.