Flinders Cancer Wellness Centre reopens!

In 2020, the Cancer Wellness Centre at Flinders remained closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to protect vulnerable patients with cancer, and their families.

But in excellent news…. The Cancer Wellness Centre is now open!

Your generous support along with support from the Dry July Foundation and Mix 102.3, created this relaxing and welcoming space and programs to help people affected by cancer, thank you. The Centre is a space where patients and families can chat with experts and volunteers for advice, support and information to help them during and after cancer treatment.

Below are some of the services that will soon be available to patients with cancer, and their families:

  • Nutrition education sessions with a dietician including what to eat following cancer treatment
  • Sessions with a physiotherapist for advice on managing cancer-related fatigue and exercise during and post cancer treatment
  • Arts in Health activities including meditation and relaxation to music, creative writing and art therapy
  • Interactive information sessions related to finances, stress management, legal directives and grief, loss and survivorship

A manager will soon commence to coordinate services and programs for patients and families. We look forward to introducing you to them. 

The cancer wellness program schedule can be found in the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer.

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