We gratefully acknowledge the formal arrangements, in-kind assistance and financial support provided through official partnerships with the following:
Casting for Recovery USA
Mending Casts has an agreement with CfR Global Head Office to run their retreat programs in Victoria. CfR USA provides copyrighted retreat program outlines and associated documentation, logos and branded content, as well as support services and legal advice.
Reel Recovery USA
Mending Casts has an exclusive agreement with Reel Recovery Head Office in the USA to run their retreat programs in Australia. RR USA assists with administrative and website support, as well as providing copyrighted retreat program outlines and associated documentation, logos and branded content,
Peter Mac Men's Shed
Treating the disease is one aspect of cancer care. The Peter Mac Men’s Shed is the first shed in a Victorian hospital offering men an opportunity to meet other men undergoing, or caring for someone receiving medical treatment. The Peter Mac Men’s Shed aims to reduce social isolation, improve wellbeing and provide an environment where men can share experiences and be supported. Mending Casts is proud to be an official referral service to this wonderful program.
Mending Casts is partnering with Deakin University to deliver a peer-reviewed academic research project that quantifies the health and well-being benefits of our retreat programs. Deakin Uni is in the top 1% of universities for global research impact and is a world leader in environmental and biological science research. This ground-breaking research is due to commence in 2023.
Cancer Council - Victoria
Cancer support groups provide an opportunity for people affected by cancer to meet for discussions in an emotionally supportive environment. Groups may also choose to engage in fundraising, advocacy, practical support or social and educational activities, according to the wants and needs of members. Group members can discuss the impacts of diagnosis and treatment and access evidence-based information for themselves and for families and carers. Mending Casts is a registered support group on our program database and nurses referral program.
Mending Casts Inc is also proud to be listed in the My Cancer Guide. This online portal links to more than 450 support services across Victoria to help people to search for the support services they need based on their cancer and location. Services include psychological support, help at home, wigs and scarves, exercise programs, treatment centers, financial counseling and much more. Click the image on the left to use the My Cancer Guide.
For 170 years, Bendigo Health has been at the forefront of healthcare in the Loddon Mallee region. Our organisation is diverse, welcoming and committed to delivering excellent care, for every person, every time. We have referral relationships in place to offer cancer patients from the Bendigo Region the opportunity to participate in Mending Casts retreats.
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is Australia’s leading breast cancer consumer organisation. We have worked tirelessly to ensure that all Australians who are affected by breast cancer receive the very best care, treatment and support.
Not for profits (NFPs) and charities are vital for us all to have a society we want. Byronvale Advisors has a long history of advising NFPs organisations in Australia and are committed to helping NFPs flourish.
We understand the challenges faced by the sector, the NFPs boards, and the NFPs staff. We have worked in NFPs, and also volunteered on Boards and as program volunteers.
Byronvale Advisors work with NFPs in the areas of governance and financial and operational management, tailoring our advice and fit-for-purpose solutions to the NFP.