Cancer Wellness Support is an innovative, compassionate, community-driven organisation that provides holistic, person-centred complementary care. We support cancer clients and their families in retaining their sense of control and balance whilst at all times giving hope to those in challenging circumstances.
We are a values-based community organisation that is driven by our purpose to ensure that our much-needed services are accessible within the community. Everything we do, is based on Compassion, Care, Confidentiality, Respect, Collaboration, Community and Innovation.
The Meaning Behind Our Logo
Known to come back after fire, drought and a myriad of devastating and life-threatening conditions, the flannel flower is the inspiration behind our logo. These stunning flowers are prolific in the Blue Mountains, where we have a strong presence. It is the first flower to bloom following a bushfire, which signifies life and a new beginning. The placement of the petals and positioning also represent empowerment and is uplifting. Its strong healing quality as a symbol of hope, survival and joy perfectly encapsulates everything that we do at Cancer Wellness Support.
Founder – Robyn Yates OAM
Robyn Yates OAM founded the organisation in 2005 and worked tirelessly to achieve major outcomes for cancer wellness in the Blue Mountains and Nepean communities.
In 2008, Robyn completed the Endorsed Training for the Living Well with Cancer Program at the Gawler Foundation and was Awarded Volunteer of the Year 2008 – Outer West & Blue Mountains. In 2011 Robyn became a Paul Harris fellow by fellow by Katoomba Rotary.
In 2014 Robyn received the Certificate of Commendation NSW Parliament and in 2015 Robyn’s work was recognised with the Order of Australia Medal “for service to community health through support for people with cancer”.
Robyn received a Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Award – Women with Altitude 2017 and the Paul Harris Sapphire – 2018 – Rotary – BM Upper Mountains Sunrise. Then in 2018 Robyn received the Blue Mountains Local Woman of the Year NSW Awards.
Robyn retired from Cancer Wellness Support in 2018 due to a diagnosis of MND and sadly passed away on Friday, 27th November 2020.