Our services are available to anyone diagnosed with cancer and their family/whānau across Nelson-Tasman.

Counselling

We refer to a range of experienced local counsellors across the Nelson, Motueka and Golden Bay region.

We fund up to four counselling sessions per person, and counselling is available to both people with cancer, their partners, family/whānau or support people.

Please get in touch with us or fill in the form at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Support groups

Talking to other people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences can be very beneficial.

We host support groups that meet once or twice a month.

Support groups in Nelson/Tasman

A monthly support group for people affected by breast cancer. 

Come and share your stories and talk with others in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. 

Free of charge, light morning tea provided.

For more information, contact our office on 03 539 1137 or info@cancernelson.org.nz

A bi-monthly meeting for people affected by cancer, their friends and family/whānau.

If you have or have had cancer or are supporting someone with cancer and would like to meet others in a similar situation to yourself, come along and meet like-minded people.

Meet new people and have fun in this friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

For more information, contact our office on 03 539 1137 or info@cancernelson.org.nz

A bi-monthly meeting for partners, friends, family/whānau who are supporting someone with cancer or recovering from cancer.

Come and meet others and discuss what you would find helpful from this group. 

For more information, contact our office on 03 539 1137 or info@cancernelson.org.nz

Every second Wednesday of every month.

For those who are going through or have gone through colorectal cancer and their carers/support people.

Facilitated by Cancer Survivors, Stephen and Bruce.

For more information, contact our office on 03 539 1137 or info@cancernelson.org.nz.

A bi-monthly meeting for people who have had cancer of the mouth and throat, including laryngectomy.

Please contact Emma Burns, Speech Therapist on 03 546 1797 or emma.burns@nmdhb.govt.nz

Every first Thursday of the month, at 1.30 - 3.30 pm at Broadgreen House, Nelson.

Nelson and Tasman has a very active Prostate Cancer Support Group and welcomes men newly diagnosed (pre-treatment) or long-standing disease (post-treatment) to learn how to best survive/manage their conditions. 

The group draws on all the resources of the National Prostate Cancer Foundation and meets monthly with the sole purpose of guiding/helping current and new members and their support personnel.

Our people also help at any time required outside of the normal meeting times.

Please contact Bill Fergie
P: (03) 544 8635  Mob: 021 0620427
E: dfergie_60@hotmail.com

A monthly meeting for people affected by blood cancer. 

For more information, please Heather Vass on 027 4444 708.

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Programmes in Nelson/Tasman

We provide restorative yoga classes for people during/post-cancer treatment. Classes are three times a week in Nelson and weekly in Motueka.

For more information, contact our office on 03 539 1137 or info@cancernelson.org.nz.

We provide a one-on-one gym rehabilitation programme for people during and post-cancer treatment.

This includes eight one-on-one sessions with a qualified gym instructor following a personalised programme and a two-month free gym membership.

For more information, contact our office on 03 539 1137 or info@cancernelson.org.nz.

We provide an activity each school holidays for families with children at home where a parent has cancer.
For more information, please contact us on 03 539 1137 and info@cancernelson.org.nz. 

Financial support grants

We can assist with short-term financial support during treatment for those facing financial hardship due to a cancer diagnosis. 

To find out if you're eligible, please get in touch with us or fill in the form at the bottom of the page.

Referral for our services

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

Please use this form if you would like to use our services or refer someone else to our services.

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Nelson

Phone number
Call us on (03) 539 1137
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Fax
(03) 546 3919
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Physical address
102 Hardy Street, Nelson, 7010
Postal address
PO Box. 335, Nelson, 7040
Monday
9am – 5pm
Tuesday
9am – 5pm
Wednesday
9am – 5pm
Thursday
9am – 5pm
Friday
9am – 5pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
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Need someone to talk to?
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday
0800 226 237 Information nurse

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

We have nurses and counsellors to answer your questions and provide the support you need. Get in touch

Last updated: July 8, 2021