Our services are available to anyone diagnosed with cancer and their family/whānau.

If you, or someone you know, has cancer or has had cancer return, there are so many questions to be answered and so many emotions to deal with.

Our support groups mean people can get together to share their individual experiences and gain support from others.

For more information, please contact us on 0800 22 77 44.

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Cancer support groups, classes and workshops in Waikato

Meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 10am-12pm at Te Awamutu RSA, 381 Alexandra St. 

Meets the second Tuesday of every month from 10am-12pm at Cancer Society office, 511 Grey Street, Hamilton East. 

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 10am-12pm at Nexus Cafe, Tokoroa. 

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 7-9pm at Cancer Society office, 511 Grey Street, Hamilton East. 

Every Tuesday at 9.30am. Meet at Wellington Street to walk the river path to Hamilton Gardens. Those not wishing to walk can join the group at the garden café at 10am. Contact Lynette on 021 177 9543 or Jenny on 0274 946 808 for more information.

Meets 22 February, 29 March, 26 April, 24 May, 28 June, 26 July, 30 August, 27 September, 25 October, 22 November and 13 December from 1pm at Cancer Society's Lions Lodge, 32 Tainui Street, Hamilton. Does not run in August. Contact Renee Wood on 027 700 2732 for more information.

Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 10-11.30am at Railside by the Green, 41a Hetana St. 

Meets the third Wednesday of every month from 10.15am-12pm at Morrinsville Community House, 43 Canada Street, Morrinsville. Contact Lenie Weterings on 021 100 4320 for more information.

Meets the second Tuesday of every month from 10-11.30am at St John's hall Te Aroha. Contact Laurel Amon on 027 274 1252 for more information.

Meets the second Thursday of every month from 10.30am-12pm at St John Hall Paeroa, 31 Belmont Road, Paeroa. 

Meets first Thursday of the month from 9.30-11am at Thames Community House. 

Meets first Friday of every month from 10-11.30am at St Andrews Church Albert St Whitianga. In partnership with Mercury Bay Cancer Support.

Meets the third Monday of every month from 10.30-11.30am at Cornerstone House, Ocean Road, Whangamatā. 

Meets on the last Tuesday of every month from 10.30am-12pm at St Peter's Catholic Church, 21 Anzac St, Cambridge. 

Cancer support groups, classes and workshops in Eastern Bay of Plenty

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 10am-12noon at Te Ao Hou Trust, 38 King Street, Ōpōtiki.

Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 10am-12noon at Eastern Bay Primary Health Alliance, 5 Louvain St, Whakatāne. 

Meets the third Tuesday of every month from 10am-12noon at Jive Cafe, Tamarangi Drive, Kawerau.

Cancer support groups, classes and workshops in Western Bay of Plenty

Meets the third Tuesday of every month from 10-11.30am at Raft Café boardroom, Chapel Street Tauranga. 

Every Monday (except public holidays) from 9.30-11.15am (approx.) with optional stop at Coffee Club. Meet at the green restrooms halfway down Pilot Bay. 

Meets first Monday of every month from 6pm at Tauranga Club, 5th floor, Devonport Towers, 72 Devonport Rd. Contact Ian Armstrong on 021 504 093 for more information. Hosted by Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Cancer support groups, classes and workshops in Rotorua

Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 10.30am-12noon at Cancer Society’s Rotorua office, 1235 Ranolf St, Rotorua. 

Our walking group is an opportunity to walk, chat breathe in fresh air and build fitness in a supportive way. Meets every Thursday from 9.30-11am outside Sequoia Café, Tarawera Road, Rotorua. 

Last updated: February 2, 2023