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.
BRICC wellness centre programs continue
Dry July funds will continue to go towards expanded therapy programs for the benefit of cancer patients undergoing treatment at Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre.
The Wellness Centre aims is to provide a holistic service to the whole of the Grampians region that is professionally led and supports people with cancer to take an active role in their health and wellbeing.
Quality information regarding approved complementary therapies is available in order to assist patients to make informed choices and provide a programme of approved therapies including art therapy, massage therapy, meditation, yoga, and pet therapy. Dry July funds assisted with fitting out the wellness centre when the BRICC opened, and since then have supported the centre’s complementary therapy offerings.
Remote Patient Video Conferencing
Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC) is using funds from Dry July to install a video conferencing system that will enable clinical staff to hold consultations with patients who would otherwise need to travel long distances. In remote and regional areas, for example, patients sometimes travel in excess of 200kms round-trip to attend a 15 minute appointment; this system would save them some of that travel time and associated stress.