Located next to the Mater Hospital, and just around the corner from Melanoma Institute Australia, the Kay Van Norton Centre for Wellbeing is a sanctuary providing wellbeing services for cancer patients and their carers.

Originally purchased for the Mater in 2006 by the Bill and Patricia Ritchie Foundation and thoughtfully refurbished in 2020, the Centre is now home to a welcoming and relaxing space made possible through the generosity of Kay Van Norton Poche AO.

The Centre offers physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing services to all Mater patients, their families and carers throughout the cancer journey. Experience the calm serenity of the Centre’s welcoming spaces, engage in supportive group programs, reset your mind with a meditation session, move your body with a personalised exercise program or Yoga class, or indulge in wellbeing therapies.

The Centre for Wellbeing has a wide range of services, offered both on an individual basis or in a small group setting, including: Physiotherapy, Lymphoedema Management, Exercise Physiology, Dietetics, Clinical Psychology, Oncology Massage, Reflexology, Acupuncture, Yoga, Pilates, Meditation & Mindfulness, Tai Chi/Qi Gong, Art Therapy, Cooking Classes, Look Good Feel Better, and more. The practitioners are specialist oncology allied health and complementary therapists who are there to support from diagnosis, through treatment and into survivorship.