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 Group: 4th Tuesday of the month 6:00pm–7:30pm.

CanBalance – Under-50s Cancer Support Group: 1st Tuesday of the month 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Healthy Steps: Mondays 6:00pm–7:00pm.

Mindfulness - 6 week introductory course: Mondays 11:00am-12.15pm commencing March 25th. - refresher sessions for those who have completed the intro course.

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

Reconnecting with Intimacy and Sexuality After Cancer Presentation: Sunday February 17th 2019 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Relaxation and Massage: Tuesday daytime.

Under 50s Bereaved Partner’s Group: Please contact us if interested.

Walking Group: Commencing early 2019. Please contact us if interested.

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

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 

 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- check Centre Facebook page or ring for dates - see phone number below. 


In Nelson - Ph (03) 539 1137 

Bosom Buddies: February 11, 10:00am-12:00pm and March 11, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Carers Group: 1st Wednesday each month, 7pm-8:30pm, Nelson Cancer Society, commencing February 13th.

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: January 22, 10:00am-12:00pm and March 19, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Survivors & Thrivers Nelson: February 12, 10:00am-12:00pm and April 9, 10:00am-12:00pm

Survivors & Thrivers Takaka: February 27, 12:00pm-2:00pm and April 24, 12:00 pm-2:00pm 

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.