Meet people going through similar experiences to you.

The Cancer support groups offered by Wairarapa Cancer Society are a great place for people navigating cancer to connect with others who have gone through similar experiences.
These groups provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals can share their emotions, experiences, and knowledge.

Not only do these support groups offer a sense of belonging and understanding, but they also provide practical advice, encouragement, and hope during what can be a difficult and challenging time.

This group provides an inclusive and open environment for individuals to attend and participate in the discussion topic. There is no pressure or expectation for attendees to stay for the entire open floor support session.
You do not need to be registered with us to attend. Please RSVP to waisupport@cancersoc.org.nz
  • When: the second Thursday every month, 10:30am
  • Where: Featherston Community Centre - 14 Wakefield Street, Featherston 5710

 

Structure of group meetings as follows.
  • Welcome
  • Topic presented and discussed.
  • Open floor support
  • Closing

 

Topics coming up 

8th February, topic – Cancer related fatigue.

14th March - Exercise

11th April – Relaxation and Mindfulness.

9th May – end of life planning/palliative care – Bernie Sellwood Palliative care educator,

6th June – Nutrition and cancer – Jane Owers Dietician


For more information, please contact us on (06) 378 8039 
or waisupport@cancersoc.org.

Look Good Feel Better invite people with any type of cancer at any stage to join them for these workshops to help you face your cancer with confidence, feel stronger and live better.

These workshops provide a chance to connect and spend time with people who understand what you are going through and offer techniques to look after your skin, along with practical tips and tools on makeup application to help you face your cancer with confidence.

Upcoming classes include

8th March in Masterton 

3rd May in Featherston

Look Good Feel Better require participants to register directly with them. You can do this here 

For more information, please contact Look Good Feel Better directly 0800 865 432 

 

The Cancer support groups offered by Wairarapa Cancer Society are a great place for people navigating cancer to connect with others who have gone through similar experiences.
These groups provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals can share their emotions, experiences, and knowledge.

Not only do these support groups offer a sense of belonging and understanding, but they also provide practical advice, encouragement, and hope during what can be a difficult and challenging time.

This group provides an inclusive and open environment for individuals to attend and participate in the discussion topic. There is no pressure or expectation for attendees to stay for the entire open floor support session.

You do not need to be registered with us to attend. 

  • When: (mostly) the fourth Thursday of every month, 10:30am
  • Where: Wairarapa Cancer Society Office - 37 Te Ore Ore Road Masterton

 

Structure of group meetings as follows.

  • Welcome
  • Topic presented and discussed.
  • Open floor support
  • Closing

 

Topics coming up 

 

25th January, topic – Cancer related fatigue.

22nd February – Exercise.

28th March – Relaxation and Mindfulness – Phillipa Mills  

24th April – end of life planning/palliative care – Bernie Sellwood Palliative care educator ,

30th May – Nutrition and cancer – Jane Owers Dietician


For more information, please contact us on (06) 378 8039 
or waisupport@cancersoc.org.

Young individuals impacted by cancer frequently encounter distinct obstacles in comparison to older individuals. Financial burdens, concerns about fertility, and limited availability of specialised support for this age group are also prevalent challenges. The effects of cancer on a young person's life can have far-reaching consequences, necessitating tailored care and support to address their specific requirements and assist them in navigating their path towards recovery.

Amber Arkell, our Centre Manager at the Wairarapa Cancer Society, understands firsthand the challenges of being diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age. She is passionate about supporting other young individuals and helping them navigate life after treatment.

Are you looking to connect with other young individuals (45 and under) who have experienced or are currently navigating a cancer diagnosis? We are currently accepting expressions of interest to organise a support group at a convenient time for those interested in joining.

If you would like to get involved or have any questions, please reach out to Amber at ambera@cancersoc.org.nz.

We understand that when a family member receives a cancer diagnosis, it affects everyone. We recognise that your loved one is your main concern, but it's also crucial to take care of yourself.

This support group is specifically designed for individuals who are offering practical or emotional assistance to someone navigating a cancer diagnosis.

If you know someone in your circle who could benefit from connecting with others in similar roles, please pass along this invitation to them.

Held on the first Thursday of every month at The Old Courthouse Carterton. The meeting times vary, so mark your calendars for the upcoming dates:

1st February at 5pm,

7th March at 10:30 am,

4th April at 5:00pm,

2nd May at 10:30am,

6th June at 5pm.

This gathering is specifically for close family, friends, and whānau who are supporting individuals with cancer. 

In order to assist with planning and catering please can you rsvp to waisupport@cancersoc.org.nz

If you have any questions or concerns please contact elaineh@cancersoc.org.nz or 0272118969

The Cancer support groups offered by Wairarapa Cancer Society are a great place for people navigating cancer to connect with others who have gone through similar experiences.

The Wairarapa Cancer Society's men's cancer support group is a valuable asset for men with cancer. It offers emotional, psychological, and informational support, creating a safe and welcoming environment for connection and understanding.

Ultimately, these sessions foster camaraderie and empowerment, helping men navigate their diagnosis with support and solidarity.

The support group places a strong emphasis on maintaining the confidentiality and ensuring the safety of attendees.

Men’s group – the 4th Tuesday of the month at 10:30 at our centre in Masterton. For men at any stage of their cancer. Dates are

23rd January,

27th February,

26th March,

23rd April,

28th May.

Please RSVP waisupport@cancersoc.org.nz
There is no cost to attend this meeting
Last updated: January 18, 2024