The Cancer Wellness Support 'Give a Therapy' Campaign is an initiative that brings local businesses, organisations and community together to improve the quality of life for people living with cancer in the Blue Mountains and Penrith Valley regions.
Every $35 donated provides a subsidised complementary therapy for someone living with cancer.
These complementary therapies contribute to wellness and quality of life for our members. Your contribution makes a big difference!
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. We provide subsidised complementary therapies for people living with cancer, their carers and families.
If you would like to get involved and become a 'Give a Therapy' partner, please click here.
If you'd like to contribute toward a therapy now, please click here.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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 CWS, 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."