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.
To empower people affected by cancer to nourish their mind body & soul and take responsibility for their health.
That every person affected by cancer is given the tools for integrated physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
These serve as guidelines for our conduct and behaviour as we work towards our vision.
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 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.
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.
We strive to be recognized globally.
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.
We are compassionate and caring toward people at all stages of cancer, their families, our peers, our communities and ourselves.
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.
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.
Given that my recent diagnosis was the second time for me, I have been under the “cancer care umbrella for a decade now and in all that time, I have never once been given the opportunity to attend anything like the experience we had with Rainbow Valley. This is particularly surprising as my cancer receives more publicity and funding than any other cancer type in the world! I do receive a magazine twice a year from one charity and have attended a talk on fertility issues and been given details of local mindfulness classes. Whilst I am sure invaluable support and advice is provided for many people by the bigger charities, this has not been my experience. We were astounded with the level of support and advice we received from Rainbow Valley, especially as they funded my husband to attend also. The 3 days we attended their seven steps to health course benefited us more than all other help collectively over the last 11 years. It is amazing that a relatively young charity without the benefit of the huge marketing budgets enjoyed by the high profile charities are able to achieve this.
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!!”
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.