Cancer Society Support Programmes
Cancer talks, groups & courses
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 email@example.com
Healthy Steps: Mondays, 6pm–7pm.
PALS – Prostate Cancer Support Group: 4th Tuesday of the month, 7pm–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 of the month, 1:30pm-3pm
Yoga and Relaxation: Tuesdays, 11:30am–12:30pm.
Mindfulness Course: Starts in September, call for more information
Kapiti Living Well With Cancer: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 10:30am–12 noon. Kāpiti Health Centre, Warrimoo Street, Paraparaumu.
Waikanae Living Well With Cancer: 4th Friday of the month 10:30am–12:00 midday, Freemans House,16 Mahara Place, Mahara Village, Waikanae.
Healthy Steps: Thursdays 10:00am-11:30am. Phone Kathryn Clark on 04 526 7370 to register.
Hutt Cancer Support Group: 3rd Tuesday of the month 7:00pm-8:30pm, Walter Nash Centre, 22 Taine Street, Taita.
Kia Ora E te Iwi: Contact Tira Albert at firstname.lastname@example.org 04 920 1472
Kia Ora E te Iwi at Ora Toa: 20 Ngatitoa Street, Titahi Bay, Porirua. Contact Natalie Kini at email@example.com
Di Graham | 04 934 3083 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthy Steps: Saturdays during school term 9:15am-10:15am. St John’s Church Hall, Johnsonville.
Lymphoedema Support Group: 3rd Tuesday of every 2nd month 7:00pm-8:30pm.
Head and Neck Cancer Support Group: contact Cheryl on email@example.com
Multiple Myeloma Support Group: contact Audrey Swallow at 04 298 3117 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or Natalie Kini at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Any Cancer Men’s Support Group: 4th Monday of the month, 1pm–2.30pm
Any Cancer Thrivers & Survivors Morning Tea: Speakers and sharing 3rd Monday of the month, 10:30am–12:00pm
Blood Cancer Support Group Shared Lunch: biannual, call for dates
Bowel Cancer Support Group: 2nd Friday of the month, 10:00am-12:00pm
South Wairarapa Outreach Service: Available in Featherston, by appt only
Lymphoedema Support Group: Meets quarterly - call for dates
Bosom Buddies: 2nd Monday of the month
Carers Group: 1st Wednesday of the month
Colorectal Group: 2nd Wednesday of the month
Survivors & Thrivers Motueka | Nelson | Takaka / Tapawera / Murchison: Bi-monthly
Colorectal Cancer Support Group: 2nd Wednesday of the month
Yoga: twice weekly
Gym Programme: 8 x 1:1 sessions with a qualified instructor focusing on rebuilding strength and fitness both during treatment and post-treatment. Includes 8-week gym membership
Mindfulness: Tuesdays at 1pm, $3 for people affected by or supporting someone with cancer
Prostate Cancer Support Group: 1st Thursday of the month, 1:30pm–3:30pm, Broadgreen House-phone Bill Fergie ph 544 8635
Head and Neck Cancer Support group: Bi-monthly facilitated by SLT Emma Burns, 11am-12pm – phone Emma Burns ph (03) 5461797 ext. 7797
Blood Cancer Support Group: Monthly, Nelson. ph Graham 5443037 or Heather 027 4444708
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.