About Us

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

About Solaris Cancer Care

Solaris Cancer Care'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, Solaris Cancer Care is a leading authority on integrating natural and complementary therapies with conventional care.  Solaris Cancer Care 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

Solaris Cancer Care offers 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.

Solaris Cancer Care 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.

Solaris Cancer Care's programs cover important areas of wellbeing for individuals with cancer and their families.  In offering personalised support services, Solaris Cancer Care 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, an 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. Together we can offer continuity of care from diagnosis and treatment onwards, for as long as you feel you derive benefit from our support.

Location and Opening Hours

Solaris Cancer Care Cottesloe 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 Cancer Nurses Society Australia, Breast Cancer Care and MelanomaWA on the same site. Within the Cancer Wellness Centre, Solaris Cancer Care is positioned to be the leading Western Australian cancer education and support facility.

Solaris Cancer Care is open from Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm.