About Us

Cancer Support WA is a leading Western Australian cancer support service provider caring for people with cancer and their families.

About Cancer Support WA

Cancer Support WA's philosophy is simple :  everything we do is centred around assisting a person diagnosed with cancer to live well.

Evolving out of a clear demand from cancer patients for a wellness approach to cancer in Western Australia, Cancer Support WA is a leading authority on integrating natural and complementary therapies with conventional care.  Cancer Support WA offers a holistic combination of

  • professional counselling
  • evidence based education
  • facilitated workshops
  • regularly updated library
  • seminars
  • wellness coaching
  • extended courses
  • regular news updates
  • home and hospital visits

For over 32 years Cancer Support WA has been offering unconditional support to all people in Western Australia affected by cancer, including carers and family members, through all stages of the illness, including long term survivors and bereaved families.

Cancer Support WA operates from Wanslea House, situated within the Cancer Wellness Centre in Cottesloe.  A heritage site managed by the National Trust and redeveloped with funding from Lotterywest, Brady Cancer Foundation and BHP Billiton Nickel West, the building exudes peace and tranquillity from the moment you step through the door.

Cancer Support WA's programs cover important areas of wellbeing for individuals with cancer and their families.  In offering personalised support services, Cancer Support WA can personalise programs to integrate with chosen lifestyle and treatment regimes.

Governance

Cancer Support WA is an incorporated charitable organisation founded in 1984; a membership based organisation with financial members having voting rights at an Annual General Meeting. The organisation is managed by a Chief Executive Officer supported by a Board of Directors (volunteers) and a leadership team.

In March 2017 the members voted to proceed with a merge with SolarisCare, and established hospital based complementary and integrative therapies provider, to form the new Solaris Cancer Care. The ongoing ethos will continue to be centred around kind, caring support, education and wellness.

Location and Opening Hours

Cancer Support WA is located at the Cancer Wellness Centre on the historic Wanslea site in Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia. Click to see a map.

The Wanslea site is heritage listed and managed by the National Trust. Through more than $9,000,000 in funding from Lotterywest, Brady Cancer Support Foundation and BHP Billiton Nickel West, Wanslea House has been lovingly redeveloped and refurbished to become the home of Cancer Support WA and melanomaWA.

The Cancer Wellness Centre is a hub for cancer support services in WA with Breast Cancer Care adjacent on the same site. Within the Cancer Wellness Centre, Cancer Support WA is positioned to be the leading Western Australian cancer education and support facility.

Cancer Support WA is open from Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm.