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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check back soon for updates.
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
Kāpiti Living Well With Cancer: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 10:30am–12pm
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 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 (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
Head and Neck Cancer Group: contact Mary Cook on 021 351288 or 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
Fortnightly on Wednesdays, contact Tira Albert on 04 920 1472 or email@example.com
Hora Te Pai Health Service - Kāpiti Coast 04 902 7095
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
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
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.