Pride Centre welcomes House of Wellness

Pride Centre welcomes House of Wellness

Melbourne, Australia, 25th February 2020 – The Victorian Pride Centre warmly welcomes The House of Wellness as a Foundation Partner of the Pride Centre.

To mark the partnership, VPC Chair Jude Munro AO, Chemist Warehouse General Manager of Sales Ilias Babalis and Luke Hines, House of Wellness TV host and healthy living guru, visited the House of Wellness at Chadstone Shopping Centre.

The House of Wellness is dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle to all Australians. The partnership will deliver a range of activations within the Pride Centre that provide education, training and support to promote a better understanding of health and wellbeing to LGTBIQ community.

Many factors, including discrimination, exclusion and stigma, mean that LGBTIQ communities experience poorer physical and mental health than the rest of the population. This partnership will celebrate the strengths of our communities and contribute to better wellbeing.

The House of Wellness is an initiative of the Chemist Warehouse Group.

The Victorian Pride Centre will be a vibrant LGBTIQ community hub. LGBTIQ specific primary and allied health services will form part of the centre’s diverse offerings. The House of Wellness partnership adds to these offerings while providing much needed operational funds. The House of Wellness joins Founding Principal Partner IBM and Founding Partner Lifeview and forms part of corporate Australia’s commitment to supporting equality and diversit

The Pride Centre is under construction and due to open late 2020.

Quotes Attributed to Victorian Pride Centre Chair, Jude Munro AO

“We are delighted to welcome The House of Wellness as a partner to the Pride Centre and thank them for their commitment”. 

“We aim to be a safe and much-loved home for the LGBTIQ community. We have a strong mutual desire to promote the overall wellbeing of the members of our community.”

Quote Attributed to Chemist Warehouse General Manager of Sales Ilias Babalis

“We are extremely proud to be partnering with the Pride Centre to encourage better wellbeing in the LGBTIQ community. At The House of Wellness we are committed to providing accessible health, lifestyle and wellness solutions for all Australians and passionate about communicating the importance of supporting all members of our nation.”

Quotes Attributed to Luke Hines

“I’m thrilled to not only be a part of The House of Wellness family but also have the opportunity through the initiative to support the upcoming Pride Centre and its vital work in the LGBTIQ community. I am very passionate about encouraging a healthy and balanced lifestyle and a strong advocate for wellbeing for all.”



IMAGES: L-R – VPC Chair Jude Munro AO,Chemist Warehouse General Manager of Sales Ilias Babalis and (insert descriptor) Luke Hines.

Image credit: Laura Du Ve.


About the Victorian Pride Centre

The Victorian Pride Centre is a unique initiative that celebrates, bolsters and protects equality, diversity and inclusion. It is set to forge a new chapter in the narrative of Australian Pride by bringing the LGBTIQ community together in a single and powerful space. It will be home to practical and supportive services as well as being an international tourist destination. The Victorian Pride Centre Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation structured as a company limited by guarantee.

About The House of Wellness

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