Support when you need it
Whether you need very little or a lot of support, we believe it’s comforting to know that you can access all the support services you may need from the San at any stage of your diagnosis or treatment.
The San Cancer Support Centre in Jacaranda Lodge provides a very broad range of support for anyone in the community who is affected by cancer, not just our patients. Linked to the San Integrated Cancer Centre by a lovely healing garden, the Centre provides educational material, lectures and information sessions, personal and family counselling, support groups and a variety of complementary therapies like reflexology and massage. Classes such as writing therapy and life drawing are held on a regular basis at the Centre, and the comfortable home-like environment is a lovely haven for reading or resting.
Supported by the San Foundation, a new digital scrapbooking initiative called ‘It’s About Us’ has been introduced for cancer patients, allowing them to build a personalised memoir with thoughts, reflections and photographs. Launched at the San Integrated Cancer Centre in 2015, the ‘It’s About Us’ initiative is a therapeutic way to document your cancer journey for private reflection or sharing with those close to you.
Our prostate support groups meet regularly and are affiliated with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
Jacaranda Lodge offers low cost ‘home-away-from-home’ style accommodation for longer distance patients or their families who are undergoing treatment.
Spiritual Care services are available to all patients who would like a visit from one of our Chaplains or a member of their own faith.