The Wellness Place

A patient is seated with his arms wrapped around himself as the Hands on Health Physiotherapist guides his movement

The Sacred Heart Mission Wellness Place works in small ways to address the impacts of trauma, addiction, isolation and chronic ill health through a range of groups, educational programs and complementary and allied health therapies.

Committed to fostering community, health and resilience, our programs offer supportive therapies and stepping-stones to social inclusion for people who experience challenges with access to health services and wellbeing opportunities.

Our service model works on the philosophy that people will make changes in their lives when they feel better, mentally and physically, and experience a sense of connection with the community.

Please note: During the Covid related restrictions our face to face groups and therapies may be unavailable. Please phone The Wellness Place reception on 03 9536 8456 for our current timetable.

Visit our Covid-19 response page for updates

The Wellness Place provides support in three areas

  • Direct therapies (allied health),
  • Skills development, resilience and education
  • Activities and general health

Our therapists are qualified practitioners who volunteer their services at the Wellness Place.

The types of services and therapies available* include:

  • Optometry
  • Nutrition
  • Podiatry
  • Addictions Support Group
  • Cut Down or Quit Smoking
  • Yoga and Meditation

*subject to the availability of practitioners

Who can access the Wellness Place services

In general, priority for Wellness Place services is given to people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, hold a pension or healthcare card and reside in the City of Port Phillip.

Make an appointment

Appointments are required and can be arranged over the phone at 03 9536 8456 or in person, depending on the current Covid restrictions. Consultations are available Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm (times vary).

Most of our services can be accessed without referral. An exception applies for optometry and podiatry appointments which are only available by worker referral.

For existing clients, appointments can be booked either directly by the client or their support worker.

New clients are welcome and can register for Wellness Place services py phone or in person. People can also ask their support worker to assist with the registration.

If you make an appointment on behalf of a client, please ensure you have the person’s healthcare card details as some services provided require this information at the referral point.


Sacred Heart Mission Wellness Place
87 Grey Street, St Kilda VIC 3182
T: 03 9536 8456


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With special thanks to the City of Port Phillip for their support.

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0136,596Meals served through our meals program over the last year
069,269Hours contributed by our volunteers over the last year
05,740Responses at our Women’s House over the last year
Sacred Heart Mission acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respects to them, their culture and their elders past, present and emerging.


Sacred Heart Mission has always aimed to be a place that embraces a sexuality and gender diverse community; everyone is welcome at our table and we believe a diverse community is good for everyone.