Cancer Society Support Programmes

Cancer talks, groups & courses - January to June 2017

 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 www.cancernz.org.nz

For more info, please call 0800 CANCER (226 237) or email info@cancersoc.org.nz


At the Wellington office - 52 Riddiford St Newtown, Wellington

 

Breast Cancer Under 50’s group, 4th Tuesday of the month- 6pm-7.30pm

Yoga and relaxation, Tuesdays 11.30am - 12 noon or 12:30 pm

Drop In sessions, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month 12 noon - 1pm

Healthy Steps, Mondays 6 - 7pm

PALS – Prostate cancer support group, 4th Tuesday of the month 7 - 9pm

CanBalance – Under-50’s cancer support group, 1st Tuesday of the month, contact info@cancersoc.org.nz 

Bereaved Partners under-50’s group6:30 - 8:30pm, contact RochelleJWhite@hotmail.com

Relaxation and Massage, Tuesdays daytime

Walking Group, Monday's Daytime. 

Exercising during and after cancer treatment is known to help with fatigue, mood, sleep, side effects and risk of recurrence. We are starting up a weekly walking group for patients, survivors, carers, family and friends.

This will be a gentle walk of up to one hour- including a coffee stop. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing.

Commencing Monday, March 6th Meet at the Cancer Society 52 Riddiford St Newtown at 9.30am to be ready to leave at 9.45am. Walkers will be accompanied by Cancer Society staff.

 


At the Kapiti office – 14 Kapiti Lights, Paraparaumu (04) 298 8514

 

Morning tea, 2nd Friday of the month 10:30am – 12 noon (none in Febuary)

Drop In sessions, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays monthly 10:30am – 12 noon

Venue: Kapiti Health Centre, Warrimoo Street, Paraparaumu


In the Hutt Valley

 

Cancer support group, 3rd Tuesday of the month 7pm Venue: Walter Nash Centre, 22 Taine St, Taita, Lower Hutt. Contact annas@cancersoc.org.nz 04 389 8421

Kia Ora - E te Iwimeets monthly on a Tuesday 5:30pm. New programme starting February 14th meeting fortnightly. Contact Tira tira@kokiri-hauora.org.nz or 04 920 1472 

Healthy Steps, weekly on Thursdays during school term time with Kathy 10 - 11.30am

Venue: Danzport Studio, Upper Hutt 


In Porirua


Kia Ora - e te iwiin August at Ora Toa, 20 Ngatitoa St, Titahi Bay / Porirua. Contact 04 238 4914 or 04 237 0110 


In Johnsonville

 

Healthy Steps, weekly on Saturdays during school term time 9.15am - 10.15

Venue: St Johns Church Hall, Johnsonville

Lymphoedema Support Group, 3rd Tuesday of every 2nd month 7pm - 8:30pm. Contact Di Graham 0274601313 or 04 9343083 or digraham@clear.net.nz


 Other Support Groups


Multiple Myeloma Support group- 4-6 weekly rotating all areas. Contact info@cancersoc.org.nz

Fesoasoani Pacific Women’s breast cancer support group 

Please contact Moera or Cecilia at pacificfesoasoani@gmail.com

Pasifika Men’s cancer support group

Please contact Ollie Seumanufagai at (04) 389 0594 ext 64104 or 027 511 3205
Ollie_Seumanufagai@nzf.salvationarmy.org

Head and Neck Cancer Support group, 1st Sunday of the month 2:30pm

Venue: Ground Up café, Pauahatanui: Contact Cheryl on pandcwootton@xtra.co.nz


 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 Women’s support group, 3rd Monday of the month 1pm – 2:30pm

South Wairarapa any cancer support group, 2nd Monday monthly 1–2:30pm Venue: Richmond House, 2 Fitzherbert St, Featherston

Blood Lymphoma Leukemia and Myeloma Support Group. Saturday meetings x4 a year with a  shared lunch.Partners/ spouses welcome. Dates to be advised.

Dragon Boating Team. Cancer Society Wairarapa Dragon Boat Team. Open to all cancer survivors and their supporters for fun and fitness.

Volunteer Driving Service; If you are having a treatment out of the area and have no-one who can transport you we offer the volunteer driving team.

Lymphoedema Support group: dates of meetings to be advised for 2017.

Living with Bowel Cancer Programme. This is 4 informative session course is about learning to cope and live with your cancer legacy.

Public Education Seminars. Information sessions with a focus on health promotion & cancer July Update Bowel Cancer Screening programme pilot in the Wairarapa.

Look Good Feel Better Course. A free one-day workshop offered to women undergoing treatment for cancer. Let us put a smile on your face when you are pampered for a day. Ring for information about the next programme.


Moving On after Cancer. This 4 week 2-hour sessions, are for those completing treatment and asking what now? Call us to enrol.

Therapies: Talk to our support nurse about the therapies available in our Koru iti Room:

Counselling:

Mindfulness Meditation.

Therapeutic Massage

Relaxation


Prosthesis & Bra Fitting
 Also compression sleeves, wigs and turbans advice. Softies and silkies are available free to those having breast surgery. Pre- surgical breast care packs available.

To Lend & Hire

Sunscreen and shade loan equipment
Library books and cancer information, including dvds.
Temporary compression sleeves while travelling for preventing lymphoedema


In Nelson - info@cancernelson.org.nz Ph (03) 539 1137 


Survivors and Thrivers.  Motueka Tuesday 21st March and Nelson 7th February.  10am.  Register 539 1137 or info@cancernelson.org.nz

Mindfulness and Relaxation Tuesdays 1pm Fairfield House $3 donation to Cancer Society 539 1137

Prostate Cancer Support Group meet 1st Thursday of month Broadgreen House 1.30 to 3.30pm contact Bill phone 544 8635

Breast Cancer Support Group,   Wednesday 15th February.  Register 539 1137 or info@cancernelson.org.nz

Laryngectomy Support Group: Friday 17th February, phone Emma Burns/Speech Therapist Ph. 546 1797 to register


In Marlborough - marlcaso@xtra.co.nz  Ph (03) 579 4379

 

 Relay For Life Marlborough March 11th - survivors and carers ceremony - If you would like to take part in the survivors and carers ceremony starting with a morning tea followed by the beginning lap of Relay, please contact Cancer Society Marlborough.  

Look Good Feel Better - Following LGFB on February 13th, our next LGFB takes place on May 8th. Please contact us to register. 

The dates of our other courses offered are being finalised, and if you would like any further information, please contact Cancer Society Marlborough.