Wellness & Support Centre
The MDHS Wellness & Support Centre supports community members and their families in their journey with cancer or chronic illness, offering information and activities that empower people to improve their health and wellbeing.
The Wellness & Support Centre is about supporting people to maintain their health and make informed choices while going through and beyond cancer and chronic illness. The centre brings professional help together with community support services in a communal building rather than a traditional clinical environment.
The Wellness & Support Centre was officially opened with great fanfare by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews at a community based celebration in September 2015.
The centre has state-of-the-art teleconference facilities that link clients and carers with specialists nationally and internationally to reduce the burden of travel for people who are unwell or have rare conditions.
An information kiosk enables people to access reputable, up to date information.
A schedule of group activities and programs has commenced. Programs will develop and hours increase as we move forward, providing more opportunities for community members to ‘drop-in’ to the centre staffed by health professionals and trained volunteers.
There are meeting spaces for both individuals and community groups. Health-related community groups and programs are encouraged to contact MDHS to discuss the possibility of utilising the centre.
MDHS anticipates the flexibility of the space will accommodate and support a range of needs for our community, now and into the future.
For more information contact Anne Watson, Community Services Manager on telephone 5461 0333 (select option 1).