Cancer Society support programmes

Cancer talks, groups & courses

Our groups and workshops are taking a break over the holidays, please check back in early 2020 for the latest information

 Wellington | Kāpiti | Hutt Valley | Porirua | Johnsonville | Other Support Groups | Wairarapa | Nelson | Marlborough

The Cancer Society run talks, courses and groups for anyone affected by cancer including family and whānau. Most sessions are free. Koha or donations are appreciated.

For more info, please call 0800 CANCER (226 237) or email

At the Wellington office - 52 Riddiford St Newtown, Wellington

Healthy Steps (Exercise Class): Mondays, 6–7pm
PALS – Prostate Cancer Support Group:
4th Tuesday of the month, 7–9pm
Relaxation and Massage:
Within Office Hours on Tuesdays
Walking Group:
Every Friday, meet at 10:15am at Newtown office
Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Group:
1st Thursday each month, 1:30-3pm
Yoga and Relaxation:
Tuesdays, 11:30am–12:30pm.
Mindfulness Course:
4 weeks, starts 25 March  - please call to register

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At the Kāpiti office – 27 Kāpiti Road, Paraparaumu (04) 298 8514

Kāpiti Living Well With Cancer: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 10:30am–12pm

In the Hutt Valley

Healthy Steps: Thursdays 10:00-11:30am. Phone Kathryn Clark on 04 526 7370 to register
Hutt Cancer Support Group:
3rd Tuesday each month, 7:00-8:30pm, Walter Nash Centre, 22 Taine St, Taita
Kia Ora E te Iwi:
Contact Tira Albert at 04 920 1472

In Porirua

Kia Ora E te Iwi at Ora Toa: 20 Ngatitoa Street, Titahi Bay, Porirua. Contact Natalie Kini at

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In Johnsonville

Di Graham | 04 934 3083 |

Healthy Steps (Exercise Class): Saturdays during school term 9:15-10:15am, St John’s Church
Lymphoedema Support Group: 3rd Tuesday of every 2nd month 7:00-8:30pm

 Other Support Groups in the Wellington Region

Head and Neck Cancer Group: contact Mary Cook on 021 351288 or

Multiple Myeloma Support Group: contact Audrey Swallow at 04 298 3117 or 

Whitby Cancer Support Group: 4th Thursday of the month, 7.30pm at St Mary’s, Discovery Dr. Come along or contact Helen 0276594321 or Mandy 0272398499 for more information

Yoga: A Gentle Approach for Cancer Recovery: Tuesdays 1.30pm-2.30pm at Gear Wool Shed (opposite Aotea College entrance) Gold coin donation, bring own mat, contact Teresa Morris at or Natalie Kini at

Te Mauri - support groups for Māori whānau experiencing cancer:

Whaiora - Wairarapa 0800 494246

Kokiri Marae Hauora - Hutt Valley 04 920 1472

Hora Te Pai Health Service - Kāpiti Coast 04 902 7095

 At Wairarapa centre – 37 Te Ore Ore Rd, Masterton (06) 378 8039

NEW Thrivers & Survivors Afternoon Tea: Speakers and sharing, last Monday of each month, 1:00-2.30pm
Blood Cancer Support Group Shared Lunch: biannual, call for dates
South Wairarapa Outreach Service: Available in Featherston, by appt only
Lymphoedema Support Group: Meets quarterly - call for dates
NEW Carers Group: commencing in 2020, contact the centre for details

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In Nelson -  Ph (03) 539 1137 

Bosom Buddies: 2nd Monday each month (alternate months at 10am or 7pm)
Carers Group: 1st Wednesday each month at 7pm
Colorectal Group: 2nd Wednesday each month at 7.30pm
Yoga: Tuesdays at 9.30am and 5.15pm
Mindfulness: Tuesdays at 1pm at Fairfield House, $3 for people affected by cancer
Prostate Cancer Support Group: 1st Thursday each month, 1:30–3:30pm, Broadgreen House, contact Bill Fergie on (03) 544 8635
Survivors & Thrivers Motueka | Nelson | Takaka | Tapawera | Murchison: Bimonthly daytime meeting
Head and Neck Cancer group: Bi-monthly facilitated by SLT Emma Burns, 11am-12pm. Contact Emma on (03) 546 1797 ext. 7797
Blood Cancer Support Group: monthly, call Graham (03) 5443037 or Lloyd (03) 544 2636 for information

In Marlborough -  Ph (03) 579 4379

Group enquiries - please contact the office


We are seeking interest from people who have had a cancer diagnosis about being part of an exercise programme to regain or retain fitness during and after treatment.

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