Wellbeing Centre

The Wellbeing Centre is located on Level 1 of the VCCC building. This space was developed with assistance of and in collaboration with Maggies Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust of the United Kingdom.

*Please refer to the current visitor restrictions in place here*

Vision 

"The Wellbeing Centre is a sanctuary for our patients, their families and carers. A gathering place that is open, accepting and welcoming for all. It is a place to relax, to get emotional and practical support and complementary wellbeing therapies. We hope to improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of everyone who enters the wellbeing space."

Principles

  • A ‘patient controlled space’. It is a sanctuary from treatment and the stresses associated with having cancer. Services and information which provide emotional and physical support can be ‘pulled’ by the patient (rather than ‘pushed’ by the provider.)
  • A gathering place where patients and their families and carers can come together and meet on their terms and on their issues.
  • A place that is conducive to relaxation and where one’s sense of emotional and physical wellbeing is enhanced.

The model and services provided in The Wellbeing Centre is being developed in consultation and partnership with consumers and the community.

Facilities

  • Complimentary tea, coffee and light refreshments
  • Comfortable seating
  • Family room
  • Quiet spaces
  • Sleep pods and recliner chairs that helps you relax.
  • Computers, iPads and charging stations
  • Books
  • Outdoor garden space
  • Volunteer support

COVID-19 safe measures:

  • A maximum of 20 visitors at any given time
  • Practice of good hand hygiene, social distancing and wearing of masks at all times
  • Areas/rooms within the Centre have a maximum capacity allowed. For example, 5 people allowed in the family room. Refer to signage available in Centre
  • Limit movement/mingling as much as possible. Staff and volunteers are ready and willing to assist you if needed
  • Increased cleaning regimes including cleaning of high touch surfaces by staff and volunteers between sittings

LOCATION

The Wellbeing Centre

Level 1, 1C
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
305 Grattan Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

CONTACT

Geraldine McDonald
Director, Prevention & Wellbeing
Phone: (03) 8559 6265

Wellbeing Centre
Phone: (03) 8559 6260
E-mail: [email protected]