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About the centre

Overseen by dedicated wellness coordinators, the Cabrini Cancer Exercise and Wellness Centre focusses holistically on exercise and wellness and provides information and support to cancer patients and their loved ones, throughout their experience. Our goal is to ensure that Cabrini meets the needs of each cancer patient through multidisciplinary and comprehensive care.

At Cabrini we continue to develop creative, new and evidence-based rehabilitation programs and services dedicated to cancer patients in partnership with the Cabrini Cancer institute. We strive to ensure our patients are active participants in their recovery in terms of their health, physical function and quality of life. These services and programs can be accessed any time throughout a patient’s cancer journey both in and outside the hospital setting and will ensure patients are empowered and engaged in their own health behaviour.

Our integrated cancer services are designed to lessen a patient’s worry by giving them access to the latest information, peer support, nutritional advice, individually tailored exercise programs, counselling and symptom management for overall health and wellbeing. These services are designed to support patients who may experience functional decline, weakness, fatigue or emotional issues related to their treatment or cancer diagnosis.

We are your specialists in supportive integrated cancer care at diagnosis, during treatment, into survivorship and beyond and we look forward to welcoming you.

  • Referral and booking enquires

    P (03) 9508 1700

    F (03) 9508 1455

    General enquiries

    P (03) 9508 1840

  • Referral and booking enquires

    access@cabrini.com.au

    General enquiries

    wellnesscoordinator@cabrini.com.au

  • Referrals

     

    To refer your patient to the Cabrini Cancer Exercise and Wellness Centre please complete the downloadable referral form and return it to us via email or fax.

    Download our referral form 

  • If you are interested in attending the Cabrini Cancer Exercise and Wellness Centre you can ask your treating healthcare professional to refer you. They can fill in the form overleaf and return it to us.

    Alternatively, you can self-refer and we can contact you to discuss our services and how they may maximise your wellness while dealing with cancer. We are here to guide and support you.

    Download our referral form

Cancer exercise and wellness programs

Exercise is recommended throughout all stages of your cancer journey and is proven to have significant benefits. It can help counteract the adverse effects of cancer and its treatment. Exercise has been shown to reduce fatigue, increase strength, improve quality of life and enhance post-operative recovery. It can also help to reduce depression and assist with other mental health problems. Importantly exercise can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and the development of other health issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. Additionally, exercise can reduce, prevent or reverse side effects associated with treatment and increase the effectiveness of your treatment.

Our allied health clinicians are highly skilled and experienced in helping people both during and after treatment.
All members of our multidisciplinary team promote physical activity and help patients adhere to exercise guidelines. You can visit our Cabrini Cancer Exercise and Wellness Centre in Malvern or home-based services can be arranged if this is more appropriate.

Refer to our centre

To refer your patient to the Cabrini Cancer Exercise and Wellness Centre please complete the downloadable referral form and return it to us via email or fax.

Group programs

Coming soon

Individual assessments and services

Cabrini is a leading provider of multidisciplinary cancer care. Our accredited allied health professionals provide a co-ordinated approach to the management of your cancer working with all members of your care team to support your individual health needs. As a result, we offer a range of specialised allied health services on a one-on-one basis.

Emotional support

Being diagnosed with cancer can be very distressing for both the patient and their family. It can challenge beliefs about self and the future. At Cabrini we work with experienced providers of psycho-oncology services ranging from our in-house social work team to our affiliated private services in psychology and psychiatry. These services offer psycho-social support and use a range of evidence based interventions to assist in the treatment of anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.

Free support and education services

Helpful information sheets

We have developed a range of sheets that can assist patients with a cancer diagnosis, who may be seeking information about managing the side-effects of treatment or looking for ways to enhance their recovery.

Frequently asked questions