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Fathers’ Day Raffle

Drawn on 31 August 2017 The winning ticket number was 53720 The winner is from Beaconsfield. Permit Number LS210090417...

The Use of Art to Improve Health and Healing: A Review

Late 2016, The Hon. John Day MLA, Minister for Health; Culture and the Arts have released a research report into the use of arts for health and healing outcomes in Western Australian Hospitals. Incorporating creative arts such as painting, dance or literary arts is welcomed by...

Art Expression in Albany

By Valmai Nathan Solaris Cancer Care Albany runs art sessions in a supported environment for groups who have experienced cancer. Art Expressions provides a safe place to express emotions and feelings around cancer through the creation of art. This can be anything from drawing and painting...

Review – Integrative Oncology Symposium: ‘Pathways to Wellness and Survivorship’

Earlier this month the Western Australian Clinical Oncology Group (WACOG) held an open conference ‘Integrative Oncology Symposium: Pathways to Wellness and Survivorship’.   The conference focused on the role of integrative oncology in modern cancer care. Shown as an evolving evidence-based speciality that uses complementary therapies alongside...

How Art Therapies Can Improve Your Health 

There are many modalities of Creative Art Therapies, namely such as they are rooted in the arts and have creative theories these include music, dance, drama, art and poetry. The process of the therapies uses creativity and art to facilitate self-expression, communication, self-awareness, and personal development. Studies...

On poetry and pain

Originally published in the Conversation   ecowaltz/flickr, CC BY-NC   Kevin Brophy, University of Melbourne There are several ways into the book Shaping the Fractured Self: poetry of chronic illness and pain, edited by Heather Taylor Johnson. And there are many uses it might serve in the multiple worlds of...

Creative Arts at Solaris Cancer Care

Solaris Cancer Care Centres provides various creative art therapies and courses available to patients, carers and the public. Why not book a session today. ART EXPRESSION Art Expression uses creativity and materials to support the expression and exploration of thoughts, feelings, and conflicts in a safe and...

My Story: Clare Lubich

Clare is a young, vibrant single mother of two, always looking to put other first. When diagnosed with cancer, she felt like she was battling cancer alone, and reached out for a helping hand. When was going through cancer I felt fearful and alone, I was...

My Story: Nilla Spark

Nilla is vibrant and kind-hearted; however, like many of us, she was content with how life was. That was until her diagnosis; an experience she attributes to changing her life…  [caption id="attachment_931" align="alignright" width="300"] Nilla and family[/caption] On the 19th October 2004, I heard the words that...

Carer Support Resources

In addition to the Solaris Cancer Care Centres, carer's can access a range of support services. We have compiled a short list below for the Perth, South West and Great Southern Regions.   Support Information for Carers - Metro Cancer Council WA - cancers support groups education...