Sansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia

This project will provide rural Australians affected by cancer with access to a series of online, video-based stories and supportive messages from like-minded country peers which they can view from the comfort of their homes and/or from urban treatment centres. As the burden of cancer for rural patients is particularly heavy and access to peer support in rural areas is difficult (at best), this innovative online resource will cost-effectively and sustainably harness the power of peer support and provide necessary encouragement, information and support to rural Australians affected by cancer. A resource of this type does not currently exist.