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. 

Cancer support groups, classes and workshops in Wellington

This support group is for those in the Wellington and Kāpiti region who have had a prostate cancer diagnosis and would like to get information, gain support, connect with others or discuss common issues.

This session will take place at the Cancer Society Wellington office and will include weekly speakers covering a wide range of topics. 

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

Where: Cancer Society Wellington, 52 Riddiford Street, Wellington

To register or for more information contact Graeme Coutts on gncoutts@yahoo.co.nz

This support group session is for women who have had a gynaecological cancer diagnosis and would like to get information, gain support, connect with others or discuss common issues.

When: Every third Friday of the month, 11am - 12:30pm

Where: Cancer Society Wellington, 52 Riddiford Street, Newtown

For more information or to register, contact Anna at annas@cancersoc.org.nz or phone 0800 226 237.

CanMove is a 5-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.


When: Starting Friday 3 May 2024, 1:30pm - 3pm

Where: Ora Toa, 1 Te Hiko Street, Takapūwāhia, Porirua

For more information or to register, please contact Gillian on 04 495 4652 or GillianF@cancersoc.org.nz


We are currently confirming sessions for Wellington Central. To register your interest, email info@cancersoc.org.nz

Healthy Steps is a free weekly exercise and therapeutic movement class for people impacted by cancer. Sessions are located in both Newtown & Upper Hutt.


Contact us at info@cancersoc.org.nz or 0800 226 237 for more information.

Maraeroa Marae Health Clinic in Porirua offer a cancer support group for people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their whānau, and those caring for loved ones going through treatment. We offer Information, education and support for tangata whaiora (clients) and their whānau (family).

The sessions are supported and facilitated by Jennie Tischler from The Cancer Society and Deb Carpenter our Māori Community Whanau Ora registered nurse, in the warmth of our marae-based Hauora (Health Clinic).


When: Held once a month on the 1st Friday of each month.

Where:  216 Warspite Avenue in Hauora Tuatoro (next to Reception at the back of the marae).

To register or for more information, please contact Deb Carpenter on 021 772 906 or deb@maraeroa.maori.nz (Mon, Tues & Fri).

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 health professionals to answer your questions and provide the support you need. Get in touch

Last updated: April 18, 2024