Cancer Society support programmes

All Cancer Society support groups, talks and courses are postponed. 

The Cancer Society takes the health and well-being of our communities seriously. While the world works together to better understand and slow the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to postpone our support groups, talks, and courses until further notice. 

This is the best step that we can take to ensure the well-being of our community, especially those with compromised immune systems. 

Anyone feeling unwell should ring Healthline on the dedicated COVID-19 number: 0800 358 5453.

For any cancer-related queries, you can contact a Cancer Information Nurse on 0800 CANCER (226 237) or email

Please check back soon for updates. 

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

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
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

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
Fortnightly on Wednesdays, contact Tira Albert on 04 920 1472 or 

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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