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.

We also offer workshops and programmes to help people manage the emotional and physical impacts of cancer and its treatment. 

Yoga

Cancer support groups, classes and workshops in Wellington

Together we are stronger.

A warm welcome to anyone impacted by cancer to join us at our monthly drop-in support groups.

Here we provide a comfortable, safe, and friendly space to connect with others and enjoy a
variety of activities. One of our cancer information nurses will be available to provide any support and information.

Date: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Time: Margaret Stewart House, 16 Hospital Road, Newtown, Wellington


To find out more, please contact Jennie at jenniet@cancersoc.org.nz or phone 0800 226 237 and speak with one of our cancer information nurses.

Come along to our free yoga classes for those affected by cancer, either directly or in a support role.

These classes provide an opportunity to relax and unwind in a safe and friendly space. No prior experience is necessary.

These sessions are run by Faye Tohbyn, an experienced yoga instructor.

When: Weekly on Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Where: Wellington Cancer Society, 52 Riddiford Street, Newtown

Please note, from Wednesday 25 August the start time will change to 2pm.

To register, please get in touch with info@cancersoc.org.nz or phone 0800 226 237.

When: fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:00–9:00 pm

Where: Cancer Society Wellington, 52 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington.

For information, please contact info@cancersoc.org.nz or phone 0800 226 237.

When: second Thursday of the month, 1:30-3:00 pm

Venue: Cancer Society Wellington, 52 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington. 

For more information, please contact info@cancersoc.org.nz or phone 0800 226 237.

Exercise Class.

When: weekly on Mondays, 5.45 – 6.45pm. 

Where: Cancer Society Wellington, 52 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington 

For more information, please contact info@cancersoc.org.nz or phone 0800 226 237.

Exercise Class in Hutt Valley.

When: Thursdays at 10:00-11:30 am.

For more information or to register, please phone Kathryn Clark on 04 526 7370.

Exercise class in Johnsonville. 

When: Saturdays during school term 9:15-10:15 am
Where: 
Malvina Major Retirement Village

For more information or to register, please contact Di Graham on 04 934 3083 and dianegraham867@gmail.com

CanMove is a 10-week exercise and peer support course for those affected by cancer.
The sessions aim to give participants an opportunity to connect with others through peer support and exercise.
For more information or to register, please contact Emily or Helen on 04 5273380 or text 0274814642.
 
When: Next course starting Wednesday 28th July, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Where: The Y, Somme Road, Heretaunga, Upper Hutt 
Cost: $3 

When: fortnightly on Wednesdays

Where: Kokiri Marae Hauora, Hutt Valley

For more information, please contact Tira Albert on 04 920 1472 or tira@kokiri-hauora.org.nz

When: Tuesday every 3 months, 7:00-8:30pm

For more information, please contact Di Graham on 04 934 3083 or dianegraham867@gmail.com

For information, please contact Mary Cook on 021 351288 or marymarycook@yahoo.com 

For information, please contact Sharon Nauschutz on 021 524 748 or 04 586 7515 after-hours (no cellphone coverage after hours) or snauschutz@gmail.com   

When:  4th Thursday of the month, 7.30pm 

Where:  St Mary’s, Discovery Drive. Come along

For more information, please contact Helen on 0276594321 or Mandy on 0272398499

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: October 5, 2021