ADRI’s Mesothelioma Support Coordinators

Ms Jocelyn McLean and Ms Karen Selmon are ADRI’s Mesothelioma Support Coordinators, addressing the needs of patients with malignant mesothelioma and supporting their families.

At ADRI Jocelyn and Karen utilise their knowledge and experience of patient care and supporting carers; drawing from personal experience, current survivorship research and carer need research to provide telephone, face-to-face and group meeting support. Jocelyn and Karen work with established professional agencies, health professionals and local communities across NSW to provide current evidence-based clinical information and support.

Ms Jocelyn McLean Mesothelioma Support Coordinator

Ms Jocelyn McLean RN

Support Coordinator
Jocelyn has many years’ experience caring for patients following surgery for lung cancer and mesothelioma at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Jocelyn developed a ‘well living support programme’ for survivors and carers, and co-authored, with Professor Brian McCaughan, a book entitled: Diagnosis & Treatment: The Journey of a Patient with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma’. She also contributed to the development of evidence based Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma published by ADRI in 2013 and the Understanding Mesothelioma. A guide for people with cancer, their families and friends published by Cancer Council Australia in 2017.
Ms Karen Selmon RN

Ms Karen Selmon RN

Support Coordinator
Karen is a registered nurse with many years experience caring for patients diagnosed with cancer. She worked as a Breast Cancer Nurse and a Clinical Nurse for gastric and bowel cancers. Karen was also a carer for her husband Brad who lived with Mesothelioma for four years. Brad underwent a number of treatments including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and participated in a clinical trial. Using Karen’s clinical knowledge and experience as a nurse working with patients, carers, families and health professionals as well as her personal experience in caring for a loved one with Mesothelioma, Karen can provide a unique support for patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma , their carers and families.

Support Group Meetings

Mesothelioma Support Group

Venue: Revesby Workers Club (RWC)
Brett Street, Revesby

Day: Always a Tuesday

Time:  11:00 am to 1:00pm

Transport: A train service almost to the Club, ample free parking,

Why RWC: It is accessible to those folk in western, southern and eastern Sydney.

Next Meeting: To be announced.
Currently this group meets every second month for patients and carers.

EPP Well Living Group

Venue: Drummoyne Sailing Club
2 St Georges Cres, Drummoyne NSW 2047

Day: Always a Thursday

Time:  10:00 am to 2:00pm

Transport: Ample free parking

Next Meetings: For 2018 are:
Thursday August 16th
Thursday November 22nd.
Currently this group meets three times a year.

Bereavement Group

Venue: Asbestos Diseases Research Institute,
Gate 3 Hospital Road, Concord NSW 2139

Day: tba

Time:  10:00 am to 12 midday

Transport: Hospital car park or public transport

Next Meetings: To be announced.
Currently this group meets on a needs basis.

Please contact Jocelyn or Karen (02 97679854 or support@adri.org.au ) if you would like to attend and we will connect you to our notification list.

Can We Help You?

  • Have you just been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma?
  • Do you need more information?
  • Are you a carer for someone with malignant mesothelioma?
  • Are you living with malignant mesothelioma?
  • Have you been exposed to asbestos?
  • Do you need to talk?

Need To Talk?

Contact Jocelyn or Karen:

Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

T: + 61 (0) 2 9767 9854
F: + 61 (0) 2 9767 9860
Toll Free: 1300 237 400 (within Australia)
E: support@adri.org.au