Support and information for people affected by cancer


No matter who you are, where you live, or the issues you are facing because of cancer, we can help with confidential support, and information that’s easy to read and find.

These services are available for cancer patients, survivors, carers, family/whānau and friends.

Our services help people manage the practical and mental challenges that cancer may cause.

We offer an range of practical services, including:

  • information on cancer and treatment issues given by cancer information nurses
  • emotional and psychological support either through counselling or workshops and education groups offered in the CanSupport programmme
  • transport to treatment related appointments.

You do not need a referral so we do not receive your details from cancer team.

We’d like you to phone us on 0800 CANCER (226 237) or email to be given the good quality services and information.

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Call our 0800 CANCER Helpline(226 237) today.


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To see us you can pop in to 52 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington, which is just across the road from Wellington Hospital.

Free car parking is available on a first come, first served basis to those going to treatment appointments.

We run the Living Well cancer education programme.

Living Well offers practical ways of living well, building knowledge, self-confidence and self-help skills, wherever you are in your cancer journey. Read more...

For patients and supporter from other centres:

Cancer Information is available from the Cancer Society

The Cancer Society’s Wellington Division has information and books on types of cancer, ways to manage side effects and other people’s cancer experiences.

We have cancer information recorded as talking books, and in plain English that’s easy to read and understand.

You may like to read and share your thoughts on our online forum Cancer Chat or speak privately with a volunteer who’s had cancer and can support you over the phone.

We also have a Cancer Information phone line where you can speak with highly trained cancer nurses who will help you find answers to your questions.

Wellington Division’s range of information includes:

Contact our Cancer Information Nurses if you are seeking any information about our services.

  • Phone 0800 CANCER (0800 226 237)
  • Email
  • A Peer, telephone-based support called Cancer Connect.