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: 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 

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At the Kapiti office – 14 Kapiti Lights, Paraparaumu (04) 298 8514

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. 

In the Hutt Valley

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 04 920 1472 

CanInspire Jewellery Making Workshop: Tuesday 29 October, 6:30-8:30pm. Spaces are limited, contact us to register.

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: 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. 

 Other Support Groups in the Wellington Region

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group: contact Mary Cook

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, 1-2.30pm

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 of the month (alternate months at 10am or 7pm) at Cancer Society office 102 Hardy Street

Carers Group: 1st Wednesday of the month at 7pm at Cancer Society office 102 Hardy Street

Colorectal Group: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm at Cancer Society office 102 Hardy Street

Survivors & Thrivers Motueka | Nelson | Takaka / Tapawera / MurchisonBimonthly daytime meeting, contact Nelson office for venues and dates/times

Yoga: Tuesdays at 9.30am and 5.15pm  at Cancer Society office 102 Hardy Street

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 at Fairfield House, $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 at Cancer Society office 102 Hardy Street, 11am-12pm – phone Emma Burns ph (03) 5461797 ext. 7797

In Marlborough - nz  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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