Cancer Society Support Programmes

Cancer talks, groups & courses - July to December 2018

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

To support those with cancer, the Cancer Society run talks, courses and groups for anyone affected by cancer including whānau or family of those affected by cancer. Our upcoming events are held throughout the greater Wellington region. Most sessions are free. Koha or donations appreciated.

Please check the website for the latest offerings

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

At the Wellington office - 52 Riddiford St Newtown, Wellington

Breast Cancer Under 50’s group, 4th Tuesday of the month 6 – 7.30pm.

Yoga and relaxation, Tuesdays 11.30am – 12 noon or 12.30pm.

Healthy Steps, Mondays 6 – 7pm.

Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Group, 1st Thursday of the month 1.30pm.

PALS – Prostate Cancer Support Group, 4th Tuesday of the month 7 – 9pm.

CanBalance – Under-50’s Cancer Support Group, 1st Tuesday of the month, contact or call us on 0800 226 237.

Relaxation and Massage, Tuesdays daytime.

Mindfulness - Wellington and Kāpiti Courses,  Call for details and dates

Intimacy and Cancer Workshop, Oct 2018 - tbc

CanInspire Beading Workshop, Sat 6th Oct 2 - 4 pm.
Call to register 

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

Morning Tea, 4th Friday of the month 10.30am – 12 noon, Waikanae. Call 04 298 9676.

CanInspire Beading Workshop, dates tbc

Living Well With Cancer, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 10.30am – 12 noon. Venue: Kāpiti Health Centre, Warrimoo Street, Paraparaumu.


In the Hutt Valley

Cancer Support Group, 3rd Tuesday of the month 7pm. Venue: Walter Nash Centre, 22 Taine St., Taita, Lower Hutt. Contact or ph. 04 389 8421.

In Porirua

Kia Ora - E Te Iwi, in August at Ora Toa, 20 Ngatitoa St., Titahi Bay, Porirua. 

In Johnsonville

Healthy Steps, weekly on Saturdays during school term 9.15 - 10.15am. Venue: St Johns Church hall, Johnsonville.

 Other Support Groups

Multiple Myeloma Support Group, 4 to 6-weekly, rotating all areas: contact

Fesoasoani Pacific Women’s Breast Cancer Support, please contact Moera or Cecilia at

Pasifika Men’s Cancer Support Group, please contact Ollie Seumanufagai at 04 389 0594 ext 64104 or
027 511 3205

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group, 1st Sunday of the month 2.30pm. Venue: Ground Up Café, Pauahatanui. Contact Cheryl on

, 1st Sunday of the month 2:30pm. Venue: Ground Up Café, Pauahatanui Contact Cheryl on

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


Any Cancer Men’s Support Group, 4th Monday of the month 1 – 2.30pm.

Any Cancer Women’s Support Group, 3rd Monday of the month 1 – 2.30pm.

South Wairarapa Outreach Service available by appointment only. Venue: Richmond House, 2 Fitzherbert St., Featherston.

Blood Lymphoma Leukemia and Myeloma Support Group, Saturday meetings x 4 a year with a shared lunch. Partners/spouses welcome. Next Sept 15th 2018

Lymphoedema Support Group, 5-7pm , Next Sept 18th Speaker.

Bowel Cancer Support Group,  Meets 2nd Friday each month at Centre  Lively discussion and sharing with a morning tea 

Moving On after Breast Cancer Workshop. This September 2018. To join: please call and register with us.


In Nelson - Ph (03) 539 1137 

Click here for Nelson programmes.

In Marlborough - nz  Ph (03) 579 4379

Living Beyond Cancer, Dates tbd. Call to register your interest.

50 and Under Breast Cancer Group 

Meets 4th Tuesdays of every month 6.30 – 8.30pm.

Spirited Women

Network meeting for women diagnosed with any gynaecological cancer, 1st Tuesday of the month 6.30pm.

Any cancer Men’s Network Group Second Tuesday of the month 6.30pm.

Any Cancer Women’s Network Group 3rd Tuesday of the month 6.30pm.

Carers Drop In Meeting We would like to trial a drop in meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month for people supporting/caring for someone with cancer, 1.30 – 3pm.


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.

Please phone or email Margot if you are interested in participating. Times to be decided.