Breast cancer and your mental health
Being diagnosed with breast cancer and having treatment can put pressure on your mental health. Whether you're worried about recurrence or struggling with anxiety or depression, our information and tips are here to support you.
Get support from our nurses
If you want to talk things through or find more support, our breast care nurses are here for you.
Worries about COVID-19
Since COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, it’s natural to feel worried if you’re living with breast cancer or having treatment. Our tips include what you can do to help protect yourself and how to cope with worries.
Read personal stories of mental health and breast cancer
I was determined that cancer wasn't going to take anything else from me
In 2002, actor Amanda Mealing discovered she had breast cancer within 24 hours of giving birth. Determined not to let her treatment interfere with motherhood, she buried a lot of her feelings. Years later, she began to suffer with what she now recognises as PSTD.
After cancer, I was so numb. I didn’t think I’d ever get better
Jacqui's diagnosis coincided with a number of other traumatic events. She tells us the impact this had on her, as well as the steps she took to seek help for her depression.