Our services are available to anyone affected by cancer and their family/whānau.

See below for a list of our wellbeing, information and support groups or subscribe to the calendar. 

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Following on from our grief and loss information session for cancer patients or carers, we are seeking interest in this 2 x 4 hour workshop session on offer for adults to process experiences of trauma, loss, and change.  Participants appreciate the peer group setting for safe sharing of their experiences and the discovery of their own resources in the grief process in response to dealing with illness, bereavement, redundancy, family break-up, relocation, natural disaster and more.   The workshop will be facilitated by Shona Lawson.   If you would like to register or wish to know more, please contact Gabrielle on 0800 226 695 . We will confirm details when we have 8 people registering.  




Every Tuesday at 9.30 am.  Facilitated by Glenda and Chris. Open to all patients and carers.  Meet outside The Warehouse at 9.30 a.m. for a walk around Northbrook Waters and then to Station Cafe at 10.30 a.m. to purchase your coffee.

Third Wednesday of the month, 10.00 a.m.  Next held on 16 May at Café 51, Main Street, Oxford. Facilitated by Ans from the Oxford Cancer Society Volunteer Support Group. All patients and carers most welcome. 



Therapeutic Art group, Every Monday 10.00 am. to 12.00 p.m.

This weekly group is facilitated by Lynette. Held at Kaiapoi Baptist Church, 67 Fuller Street. Kaiapoi. Park on site. All patients and their carers welcome. Catering from absolute beginners to advanced painting skill.


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

First Wednesday of the month at 10.00am - restarting in July

Meet other patients in this supportive and informative session. Location to be advised.

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

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


Every Tuesday at 10am.

Where: Botanic Gardens Kiosk and car park.

Contact: Brenda on 027 375 8109


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

Cost: $10 per person per session

When: Wednesday from 1:00pm - 2:00pm.

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

Contact: 021 0228 2551 or tim@eamnz.com, www.exerciseasmedicinenz.com.

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.

Experienced fitness instructor with monthly guest speakers.

When: every Tuesday morning 11am.

Where: Affinity Fitness, 107 Blenheim Road, Riccarton, Christchurch. 

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

Available for cancer patients and carers to find out about treatment related support and rehabilitation. Held monthly (or thereabouts). Please contact Gabrielle on 0800 226 695 to make an appointment.     

The next clinics will be at:

    Amuri Health Centre - Friday 25th of March 10.00 am to 12.00 pm

    Oxford Hospital - Wednesday 4th of May  2.00 pm to 4.00 pm  

Coffee and Chat sessions: Open invitation to patients and carers in the Hurunui and other areas who would like a morning out socialising. Held the second Wednesday of the month 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Next held on 12th of July at the Craft Centre, 15 Seddon Street, Cheviot.

Empower yourself through knowledge and support in our education-focused gynecological cancer sessions. Join us in learning and growing together. 

For anyone who has been impacted by a gynaecological cancer - Each session is structured with a 45 minute presentation and Q&A session, followed by tea and coffee. 

Held at the Canterbury Cancer Centre
74 Langdons Road, Papanui

Spaces are limited. Please RSVP to Catherine Dwan at
catherine.dwan@cancercwc.org.nz or call us on 03 379 5835


  • 16 May 2024, 7 PM - 8.30 PM | Pelvic health: Hosted by Susan Larson. Susan is a certified cancer rehabilitation and pelvic health physiotherapist. This session will cover bladder and bowel health, sexual function, pelvic floor muscles and overall strength and fitness.
  • 6 June 2024, 7 PM - 8.30 PM | Menopause: Hosted by a member of the gynaecology/oncology team. In this session, discover effective coping strategies for managing menopause induced by gynaecological cancer treatment. 
  • 4 July 2024, 7 PM - 8.30 PM | Finding your new normal: Hosted by Rebecca Lee. Rebecca is a registered health psychologist. In this session, discover essential guidance for navigating life during and post-cancer treatment. Gain insights, coping strategies, and support for your journey to recovery.
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Last updated: April 26, 2024