2018 funds will help continue wellness programs
The Wellness Centre at Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre is designed as a welcoming retreat for patients and carers.
BRICC will be using the funds raised through Dry July 2018 to maintain existing complementary programs, increase the range of programs and extend our Wellness programs to cancer patients in the city of Stawell.
Complementary therapies are used alongside conventional cancer treatment to help manage the symptoms and side effects of cancer. An increasing evidence base demonstrates that particular complementary therapies are valuable in reducing some of the symptoms of cancer and its treatment. They encompasses a range of programs promoting a whole-person integrated approach to health and wellbeing, focusing beyond their medical treatment, by addressing one's physical health, mental/psychological health, social and spiritual needs.
Wellness programs include activities such as massage, meditation, shiatsu, art therapy, yoga, Reiki and music therapy.
Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre receives a grant from the Dry July Foundation
We're proud to announce that Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre has received a grant from the Dry July Foundation 2018 Grant Program.
The grant will go towards the following:
• Continuation of wellness program including massage, yoga, Art Therapy, Financial Counselling, Shiatsu, Mindfulness, Delta Dog visits, Reiki and more
• Vital Signs Monitor to significantly reduce the disturbance to patients
Wellness Programs in Ballarat
The Wellness Centre complementary therapy and associated programs providing support and help to patients receiving treatment at BRICC has been incredibly well received since commencement. The number of programs offered has grown from 4 in 2014, to 14 in 2015 and to 17 in 2016. Programs offered include massage, LGFB, yoga art therapy, financial counselling, shiatsu, mindfulness Delta Dogs, reiki and more.
Dry July funding will continue to support programs at the BRICC Wellness Centre this year.