Cancer Wellness Support is an innovative, compassionate, community driven organisation that provides holistic, person-centred complementary care. We help cancer clients and their families retain their sense of control and balance. With the community working together we can achieve anything.

Making a Difference in our Community

TherapiesDelivered in 2021-2022
ClientsAccessing our subsidised Complementary Therapies
CarersReceiving support and subsidised Complementary Therapies
TherapistsWorking with our Clients & Carers
VolunteersWorking in our Centres and Op Shops

Serving our Community

Established by Robyn Yates in 2005, Cancer Wellness Support is a locally based charity serving the Blue Mountains and Penrith Valley regions. We have provided support through over 5,000 subsidised therapies annually to the local community who have been affected by cancer.

Key therapies include counselling, massage, art therapy and meditation. Our organisation is funded through Membership, Op Shop sales, Bequests, Fundraising Events and Sponsorship

Our Mission

Cancer Wellness Support Incorporated is a non-profit, non-denominational charitable organisation committed to helping cancer clients and their families retain their sense of control and balance through innovative, integrated and holistic therapies and education, whilst at all times giving hope for facing challenging circumstances.

We treat everyone with compassion, care, confidentiality and respect.

Our Impact

Cancer Wellness Support has always strived to provide a comfortable, connected and caring environment for people living with cancer, their carers and families.

With the help of our surrounding communities through volunteering, donating and fundraising Cancer Wellness Support was able to deliver over 3,000 therapies in 2021-2022 to over 500 clients and carers.

At the core of all that we do, our focus is on enriching the lives of clients and carers by introducing them to a supportive community that understands their needs.

 

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Testimonials

“I have been a member of Cancer Wellness Support for a while now. It’s been one of the best decisions I have made for my life’s journey which has been extremely tough in many aspects. From the time I was first made aware that there was such a place, I haven’t looked back from them till currently. I have no words to describe the endearing, valuable care & support I have constantly received from every staff member to the many therapists & educators connected to this organisation. The many members past & present I have forged heartfelt friendships with are such an amazing & beautiful experience for me. I have felt nurtured, loved, supported & cared for and for me has been, and is my go-to happy place where I feel safe & cared for. All in all, it is such a blessing to be a part of a special gift. Thank you Cancer Wellness Support, I will be forever truly grateful for your kindness.”

Tricia

“I joined the support group to connect with others who have experienced cancer. I’ve met many interesting people and found support and understanding. Viv’s warmth and kindness creates a welcoming group where we can share our stories with both laughter and tears.”

Shelley Harrison (client)

“I joined the support group so I could better understand how to help my husband and to gain insight from both sides to help with the cancer journey.”

Bernadette (carer)

“Cancer Wellness Support has been an incredible support for me this year. After my diagnosis I felt anxious and confused but found no psychological support in the medical system. The staff at Cancer Wellness Support were instantly welcoming and caring, with a highly skilled team of therapists and genuinely caring support staff. The therapies on offer are wonderful and I have found them truly useful, supporting holistic health like no other place I have experienced.”

Lisa Forrest (client)

“Five years ago I returned to Katoomba after having been diagnosed with a rare abdominal cancer. It is slow growing but there is not much in the way of long term treatment. I had just had debilitating but life-saving surgery and I now faced an uncertain future. I knew about Cancer Wellness Support because my wife was a practitioner member, so Cancer Wellness Support is where I naturally went for help. I benefited greatly from massage therapy, and after working with several counselling therapists I found one who is really helping to make a difference to my outlook on life. Also importantly for my progress, Robyn steered me in the direction of lan Gawler’s workshops run locally by Cancer Wellness Support, and she later made sure that I attended the wonderful Gawler foundation live-in program in the Yarra Valley, thanks to a generous co-payment by Cancer Wellness Support.

My cancer is still with me, but after a recent series of radioactive injections it has shown the first promising signs of retreating a little. I am sure that I will need ongoing assistance from Cancer Wellness Support, but I am equally sure that Robyn and her dedicated team will continue to be there when I need them.”

David Moore (client)

“I’ll be honest – I was reluctant to join Cancer Wellness Support for a long time didn’t want to be reminded of anything to do with cancer after my diagnosis and treatment eight years ago…but I’m so glad Helen managed to persuade me to join the Art Therapy Group – the warmth, understanding and kindness I get from everyone in the group, and from everyone at Cancer Wellness Support has been wonderful support to me…I can’t wait to get there now.”

Else Lackey (client)

“We are hugely grateful to you for what you have done Cancer Wellness Support, and can’t begin to thank you enough for all your patience, wise council, good humour and support.”

Rick & Claire

“Many thanks for all your help and advice and for looking after us in the excellent way that you do without which we would be at a complete loss.”

Mr. & Mrs. T. Bournemouth