Prosper Prostate Cancer Support Group

Prosper Support Group

Prosper was formed in late 1998 as a result of Keith Williams and efforts to find a local Support group, and with his General Practitioner’s strong support. Originally the membership consisted mainly of service veterans. Both the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Vietnam Veterans’ Counselling Services were tremendously helpful and supportive in the Group’s early days. Currently the Group has a very helpful Professional Advisory Panel with a small, but dedicated core of members.

Prosper is affiliated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, a broad-based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia. It drives research, helps educate people about prostate cancer and treatment options and offers support. Its national helpline is free to call, 1800 22 0099.

Prosper meet in Darwin on the 2nd Monday of every month (excluding January and any meeting date falling on a public holiday) at 7.30pm in the Harbour Room, Christ Church Cathedral, 2 Smith Street, Darwin. The Group’s first priority is to support members and their families, which includes circulation of information sheets and other literature, giving members an opportunity to obtain a copy.

  • Prosper holds regular meetings*
  • Provides helpful material including pamphlets and booklets on the subject of prostate cancer and its treatment
  • Raises awareness about prostate cancer at events such as COTA NT Seniors Expos, which Prosper has attended since 2015.
  • View the Prosper Darwin website for more information and events.
  • Monica Berryman  Group Leader can be contacted via the website.

What is prostate cancer?


There’s a common saying that more men die with a prostate problem than from it. But that’s only true if you are lucky; or get to control prostate cancer as a result of finding out early enough. This will enable you to make an informed decision about treatment without pressure.

  • Men of any age with waterworks problems, especially those in the 50 to 60 age bracket should consult their Doctor.*
  • Current research suggests that men in the 30s with a family history of prostate, breast or ovarian cancer should get checked out.

A support group can help you to know the right questions to ask – it’s your life!

Helpful organisations

Providing support and reading material.

More information

Information provided by Prosper March 2021.
Prosper disclaimer: * Any issues covered through discussions and or presentations using the written or spoken word or visual aids are for information and interest only and do not in any way replace the services or advice of professional medical practitioners.

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