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Purpose

Educating people to take control of their cancer diagnosis by accessing new ways to thrive and survive. Ensuring everyone affected by cancer can access information on how to nurture themselves by embracing a holistic approach to their health.

Mission

To empower people affected by cancer to nourish their mind body & soul and take responsibility for their health.

Vision

That every person affected by cancer is given the tools for integrated physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Values

These serve as guidelines for our conduct and behaviour as we work towards our vision.

Excellence

We are committed to excellence in everything we do; we are continually focussed on improvement, innovation and education and strive to exceed the expectations of patients, donors, volunteers and staff.

Integrity

Integrity is at the heart of all that we do. We are honest and ethical in all that we do, and engage in responsible decision-making that reflects the highest standards of conduct. This ensures that our credibility, leadership and use of funding is never in question.

Respect

We respect individuality and belief systems, the right to uphold the philosophy and personal choices of the cancer patient as a whole person, and to support these people, their family and friends through their cancer journey.

Ambition

We strive to be recognized globally.

Empowerment

It is our goal to empower patients physically and emotionally and to guide them towards a more seamless integrated and energising patient experience which encompasses orthodox treatment and complementary therapies. We recognize the need to empower our patients, their families, our communities and ourselves with knowledge.

Compassion

We are compassionate and caring toward people at all stages of cancer, their families, our peers, our communities and ourselves.

Accessible

We strive to create a place where anyone affected by cancer may enhance their quality of life through programs which complement hospital care and focus on the mind body and spirit.

Our Beliefs

We believe that learning from the experiences of others helps people live

Sharing time and being with other people is a human instinct. When we need advice, we ask someone with experience. Our courses and information we provide is experience and evidence based.

We believe that awareness of a full spectrum of approaches to confronting cancer will help people live longer, better lives

We welcome open discussion about any cancer fighting strategy because we believe everyone has a right to make their own decisions about their health.

We believe that individuals who take some responsibility for their health live longer, better lives

A cancer diagnosis is frightening, depressing and often overwhelming. There are medical terms we don’t understand and treatments we have never heard of. While conventional oncology is important, both traditional and non-traditional therapies can be considered and the many possible decisions surrounding a diagnosis ultimately rest with the individual.

Testimonials

I’m very much into nourishing my “whole” self. The workshop was very much about that and was very beneficial for me.

I feel I was so honoured to have the opportunity to be enrolled in this fabulous course with my sister. Seeing her and others, joyful and contributing to everything they were asked to get involved in. So much laughs and smiles was contagious.
Everyone was genuinely respectful and supportive to each other to which a strong friendship bond was developed amongst us all and with the wonderful caring staff.
I felt truly I felt truly valued and lucky to have had this opportunity to be part of the Rainbow valley experience and hope it’s not the last xx

 

Rainbow Valley provide the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. As the relative of someone with the diagnosis it was a break in the most comfortable, stunning and relaxing environment. It allowed the bottled up emotions that you didnt know were there a means of escape. It allowed you as a person a means of escape. There was no poor me. But a learning experience of how to be good to me. It equipped you with skills to move forward. It was not a clinic, nor a ward or an appointment. It was not a hospital. It was a holistic nourishment and a positive step forward. It was time to be together.

The mindfulness course was everything I had hoped it would be. Edward is amazing. He makes you laugh and feel good and puts everyone at ease. He takes you from laughter to complete relaxation.

He makes mindfulness make sense and equips you with tools to take home to make it happen in your everyday.
I feel so blessed to have been apart of this experience. I affirmatively and positively was present in the moment and loved every minute of it.

There was a great feeling of being home on arriving at Ardoch. The familiarity instantly made you relax. Seeing familiar faces to welcome you was simply lovely. Having all the beautiful food again was a reminder and a gentle prompt and encouragement to eat a rainbow!

Thank you so so much for all your hard work. Thank you so much to Rainbow Valley for giving my mum and I not only special time together but also for equipping us with knowledge and skills to enhance our lives.
To be part of the Rainbow Valley family is a privilege. – Lou Collins

Where do I start? I can’t say enough good things about my stay at Ardoch House for the 7 Steps to Health Course. I mean this from the bottom of my heart – It was so many things – a great atmosphere, relaxing, positive, so helpful, comfortable, comforting, inspiring, happy, fun, with loads of laughter thrown in for good measure and it just lifted my spirits tremendously! The staff members without exception, made us all feel so very welcome and it was obvious they were sincere and very caring people. You have a lovely team and “What a tonic!!”