We are here to support people with cancer and their whānau. We are part of the Canterbury-West Coast Division of the Cancer Society.

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If you need to travel to Christchurch Hospital for treatment, you can stay at Daffodil House or Daffodil Lodge.

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Cancer helpline

We know that going through cancer is tough and can raise many questions. You are not alone.

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Transport to treatment

We have a team of dedicated volunteers who can help you get to your hospital appointments.

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Christchurch Cancer Support Groups

Check back for 2021 dates & times.


Location:  Cancer Society Centre, 97 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch

4 week course


Seated or lying: Relaxes and restores the body with gentle poses, breathing and mindfulness, improving body awareness and range of movement. 


Location:  Cancer Society Centre, 97 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch

Contact: 03 379 5835 or groups@cancercwc.org.nz 

4 week course


A programme for people with cancer and their caregivers/whanau providing psychological and emotional support with focus on mindful coping skills and reflections about meaning in life for people with cancer and their caregivers/whanau. 


Location:  Cancer Society Centre, 97 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch

Contact: 03 379 5835 or groups@cancercwc.org.nz

Friday mornings 9.30am to 10.05am during school term time.

Term 1

  • January 29th
  • February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
  • March 5th, 12th, 29th, 26th

Term 2

  • April 30th
  • May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
  • June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
  • July 2nd

Term 3

  • July 30th
  • August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
  • September 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
  • October 1st

Term 4

  • October 22nd, 29th
  • November 5th, 19th, 26th
  • December 3rd, 10th

A Programme for therapeutic movement to assist lymphatic flow.

The pool class is part of healthy-steps programme. Healthy-steps is a therapy, exercise, and movement programme for anyone with lymphoedema or who is at risk of developing lymphoedema.


Location:  Diana Isaac Retirement Village; 1 Lady Isaac Way, Mairehau, Christchurch

Contact: 03 379 5835 

Weekly on a Friday afternoon at 1:00pm-2:00pm


We welcome you to join our therapeutic creative and fun writing group, "Words Worth", facilitated by Trish Waters.


Location:  Cancer Society Centre, 97 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch

Contact: 03 379 5835 or groups@cancercwc.org.nz

Held on 1st and 2nd Monday of the month from10am – 12pm,
3rd Monday will be an Art Gallery visit followed by Coffee.


With the guidance of our volunteer artists Sandy Gottermeyer, Karen
Greenslade and their team. Join us for an easy, relaxed, enjoyable and
rewarding experience creating an artwork on canvas.

Please note: Bookings are essential as spaces are very limited, and there is limited parking is available at the front of the building.

Location: 97 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch Central.

Contact: 03 3795835 or groups@cancercwc.org.nz

Next dates to be confirmed

Meeting times, leaving from the bridge by the Botanic Gardens Kiosk and car park.

  • Summer 10.00 am
  • Winter 11.00 am

This walking group walks at the pace of the slowest walker. Morning tea is enjoyed at Antigua Boatshed Café.


Location: Botanic Gardens Kiosk and car park.

Contact: Brenda on 027 375 8109

Wednesday from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Cost: $10 per person per session


Prost-FIT is a weekly exercise class for men living with Prostate Cancer at any stage of diagnosis or treatment. You will become stronger and fitter and see improvements in your balance and brain health. All fitness levels are welcome.

"It's great to be part of a caring and friendly group of men who have a common interest in maintaining or improving their prostate health and their overall mental and physical well-being. I now have a new group of friends." - Doug


Location: Bodyfix Gym, 29 Leeds Street, Phillipstown (Off Fitzgerald Ave)

Contact: 021 0228 2551 or tim@eamnz.com



Fitness classes for men living with cancer held every Tuesday morning 11am.

Experienced fitness instructor with monthly guest speakers.

We are running exercise classes for men living with Cancer. So if you are living with cancer or if you know a man living with cancer, please contact David in the first instance to discuss joining the classes.


Location: Affinity Fitness, 107 Blenheim Road

Contact: David Cattermole 027 202 7525, bluebrotherschch@gmail.com

Referral form

Our services are available to anyone diagnosed with cancer, family/whānau. Please use this form if you would like to use our services or refer someone else to our services.

If you or a member of your whānau have received a cancer diagnosis, you can just ring us on 0800 226 237. You don't need to be referred by a health professional.
Canterbury-West Coast - referral form

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Volunteer with us

You can make a difference. Visit our volunteer portal to see what roles we have available.

Join our team
Relay For Life Franklin Survivor and Supporter

Fundraise for us

Join an event or create your own to support people affected by cancer.

Get involved

What we did across Canterbury-West Coast last year

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KMs driven by Cancer Society volunteers
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Supportive care programme attendees

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Our newsletters are mailed quarterly in February, May, August & November. If you would like to receive our newsletter please send us your details by email to contact@cwc.org.nz

Contact Us
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Physical address
97 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch 8011
Postal address
PO Box 13 450, Christchurch 8141
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Last updated: April 1, 2021