Supporting prostate cancer research

Improving the mental health of cancer survivors with an online mindfulness program: a partnership model to impact on cancer care.

Professor Trish Livingston, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria

Summary of project

After having cancer treatment, it is common to feel anxious or scared that the cancer will come back. Mindfulness practice can help people learn to manage their fears and worries.

We have developed an online mindfulness program (MindOnLine) and would like to test if it can help people with prostate, breast or colorectal cancer.

During this project you may be randomized to the intervention group where you will receive access to the 9-week MindOnLine program. Or, you may be randomized to the control group where you will receive your usual care from your healthcare service provider.

We will ask you to complete surveys at the beginning of the study, around 9 weeks later and again 6 months later.

People in the control group will be able to access MindOnLine after they complete the last survey.

Ethics approval has been granted by the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Human Research Ethics Committee and the Deakin University Human Research Ethics Committee.

Who is this study for?

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • are over 18 years old, can speak and write in English and have access to the internet
  • have finished cancer treatment in the last five years, OR
  • are on hormone therapy after finishing cancer treatment, OR
  • are on Active Surveillance

For more information or to take part in this study please contact:

Name: Dr Natalie Heynsbergh

Tel: (03) 9246 8225

Mobile: 0419 263 117


Join us today!

Pathfinder is a unique prostate cancer research register that enables prostate cancer survivors to participate in research for a brighter future with their loved ones.

It will enable researchers to save valuable time and money recruiting participants for their projects, so that they can spend more time delivering health benefits to those in need. Click the button to the right to register!