Cancer Society Support Programmes

Cancer talks, groups & courses

 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.

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

At the Wellington office - 52 Riddiford St Newtown, Wellington

Healthy Steps: Mondays 6:00pm–7:00pm.

Mindfulness - 6 week introductory course: Mondays 11:00am-12.15pm, commencing March 25th.

PALS – Prostate Cancer Support Group: 4th Tuesday of the month 7:00pm–9:00pm.

Relaxation and Massage: Tuesday daytime.

Weekly Walking Group - Newtown: A gently-paced, flat walk of about 45min-1hour. All fitness levels welcome. Weekly on Fridays, starts 1 March 2019, meet at our office 10:15am for a 10:30am start. 

Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Group: 1st Thursday of the month 1:30pm-3:00pm.

Yoga and Relaxation: Tuesdays 11:30am–12:30pm. 


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.

Mindfulness - 6-week introductory course: Wednesday 6:30pm-7:45pm commencing March 27th.

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 and Te Mauri: Contact Tira Albert at 04 920 1472 


In Porirua

Kia Ora E te Iwi at Ora Toa: 20 Ngatitoa Street, Titahi Bay, Porirua. Contact Natalie Kini at 

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

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

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group: 1st Sunday of the month 2:30pm. Ground Up Café, Pauahatanui. Contact Cheryl on

Multiple Myeloma Support Group: 4 to 6 weekly meetings, contact Audrey Swallow at 04 298 3117 or 

Whitby Cancer Support Group: 4th Thursday every month 7.30pm St Mary’s. Just come along or contact Helen 0276594321 or Mandy 0272398499 for more information

Yoga Class for Cancer Survivors: Weekly, every Tuesday, 1.30-2.30pm. Upstairs at Gear Homestead (opposite Aotea College entrance), 1 Okowai Rd, Papakowhai, Porirua 5024. Gold coin donation on entry. Please bring a yoga mat and a towel to cover you during relaxation.

Contact Teresa or Natalie for more information:
Teresa Morris, 04 235 7978 or
Natalie Kini,

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


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–12:00midday.

Blood Cancer Support Group Shared Lunch: Meets twice a year - see Facebook page or Times Age Midweek for dates.

Bowel Cancer Support Group: 2nd Friday each month 10:00am-12:00midday.

South Wairarapa Outreach Service: Available in Featherston by appointment only. Call for more information - see phone number above.

Lymphoedema Support Group: Meets quarterly - contact centre for details.  

In Nelson - Ph (03) 539 1137 

Bosom Buddies: 2nd Monday of the month, call for times.

Carers Group: 1st Wednesday of the month excluding July, 7pm-8:30pm.

Mindfulness: Tuesdays at 1pm, starting 15th January, cost $3 for people affected by, or supporting someone, with cancer.

Prostate Cancer Support Group: 1st Thursday of the month, 1:30–3:30pm. Broadgreen House. Phone Bill Fergie (03) 544 8635 or email

Survivors & Thrivers Motueka: Call for information. 

Survivors & Thrivers Nelson: Call for information. 

Survivors & Thrivers Takaka: Call for information. 

Colorectal Cancer Support Group: Meets second Wed of the month, at our offices, 7.30-8.45pm.

Yoga:  Twice weekly, Tues 9.30-11am and Thursday 5.15-6.45pm. Registration required.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group: facilitated by Emma Burns, Fri 7 June, 9 August, and 4 Oct, 11am-12pm, at our offices.

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.