We can provide one-on-one emotional and practical support to people with cancer, their family/whānau and friends.
Being diagnosed with cancer can be one of the most difficult situations a person would ever face in their lifetime.
Our caring and experienced healthcare staff across the country are here to support you. This service is free of charge.
If you or a loved one has cancer, our support team can help you with:
- understanding the type of cancer and the treatment you may have
- managing the cancer symptoms and treatment side effects
- explaining the hospital system and what you can expect
- listening to the concerns and questions that are most important to you and your family/whānau and working with you to find solutions
- talking to other health professionals involved in treatment to help your care go smoothly
- referring you to other Cancer Society support services
- finding other useful services that will help you
- practical problems, like getting to treatment and benefits you could get
Referral form for support in your area
Our services are available to anyone diagnosed with cancer and their whānau/family and supporters. Please use this form if you would like to use our services or refer someone else to our services.
If you or a member of your whānau have received a cancer diagnosis give us a ring on 0800 226 237. You don't need to be referred by a health professional.
These referral forms are for services including one-on-one support in your area. Please complete the form for your region.
South Island referral forms
Here is how we helped people affected by cancer and their whānau in the last year
We are here to help and support you and your whānau through cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery…
We have free counselling and psychological services for people with cancer and their family/whānau.
There may be support and benefits available to get you through your treatment.