Support group meetings

July and August meetings are still not running to usual schedules so please call us on 0800 273 222 for information about our group services or scroll down to see local group advisories. 

Indvidual Zoom session: online support available now

Support groups aren't for everyone and can be a little overwhelming at first.  If you'd prefer to talk to someone 'one to one', in confidence, we can offer an online session via Zoom with one of our trained volunteers. Zoom is user friendly, effective, and we can talk any time so please call us on 0800 273 222 or contact us to arrange a call. You're not alone. We're here to help.   

I've been diagnosed with breast cancer

We can help. We've been there too. Call us on 0800 273 222 or email us by completing our contact form.

Some of our community support groups will be resuming in June/July. Please contact us on 0800 273 222 or email us for support and information.

Would you prefer one-to-one contact? Please contact us.

I'm a partner, caregiver, friend

Caring for a partner, family member, or friend with breast cancer can be hard and talking to someone who understands the stresses and strains can help.

Please call us on 0800 273 222 and let's chat.

I need more information

If we don't provide services in your area, or you need information about breast cancer or support options, we'll do our best to find what you need through our national network of contacts with other community and professional providers.

This service guide page on our site may be helpful.  Need more? Please call us on 0800 273 222, or  complete the email query on our Contact page.

Our Services

Our Auckland and Christchurch support groups, and the Cambridge coffee group, have resumed meetings in July 2020 however some are not running to normal schedules as yet. Please call us on 0800 273 222 to find out more or scroll down to see local group information.  We will continue to offer support over the phone by calling 0800 273 222, or via Skype, Zoom, or Facebook Messenger video. Please contact us or call us and we can arrange individual support for you.

Breast Cancer Support has community support groups and one to one 'buddy' services in the following areas (please note that our Central Auckland, South Auckland, and West Auckland groups are not operating at this time):

Greater Auckland
Christchurch City

We provide in-person, individual support in:

Our Nationwide Help Line is available on 0800 273 222 every day of the year.

Scroll down to find the location of the group nearest you. 

For more information, please call us on 0800 273 222, or email us.
Please note that some groups may, from time to time, meet in other venues. Although this is rare, it can happen so check our Calendar for monthly meeting venues. 

Support Groups: Auckland

Some Auckland support groups have resumed meetings however, times, days and venues are subject to change. Please check listings for current information or call us on 0800 273 222.

Please call for information about this group.
0800 273 222.

Hibiscus Coast (proudly supported by Bayley's Orewa and Rosalind Warren/Bayleys)
This group will have a lunch meeting at Bake and Brew Cafe, 350F Hibiscus Coast Hwy, Orewa, on Wednesday 22 July at 12.30pm. Please RSVP to 0800 273 222 by Monday 20 July 5pm. August meeting will be via Zoom Tuesday 18 August 7pm, September TBC.

North Shore
This group is now meeting but please note change of date for July only: now Weds. 15 July.
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, Feb-Nov, at 7pm.
Senior Citizens' Hall, 141 Kitchener Rd, Milford

East Auckland
This group will meet again in August.
First meeting will be Wednesday 19 August, 7.30pm
Highland Park Community Centre, 47 Aviemore Drive, Highland Park
Then meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month, Feb-Nov, at 7.30pm

Waiheke Island
This group is now meeting. This month Tuesday 14 July we welcome Eve McGregor talking about acupuncture.
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month, Feb-Nov, 11am
Waiheke Homecare Hospice, 2/11 Moa Ave, Blackpool

Franklin Breast Cancer Support (sister organisation)
Please call for information.
Meets the 4th Thursday of the month, 7.30pm, at venues in Pukekohe and Waiuku.
Please call (09) 238 6433 for venue information.

Support Groups: Christchurch City

Meetings will resume in Christchurch on 28 July
Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month, Feb-Nov, 7pm.
Canterbury/West Coast Cancer Society, 97 Fitzgerald Ave
Join Christchurch on facebook.

Support Groups: Levin (Horowhenua)

Meetings are still suspended in Levin. Please call 0800 273 222 for information and support.
The Horowhenua Pink Ladies meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month, Feb-Nov, 11.30am at the Levin Library (Te Takere), 10 Bath Street.
Please email them for meeting information.

Support Groups: Cambridge (Waikato)

Meetings are now happening in Cambridge! Every Friday, 10am, meeting at Absolute Coffee House, 88 Alpha St, Cambridge (New World parking lot). 
For further information contact group coordinator Ruth Crampton  on 022 601 1099.
Join Cambridge on Facebook (closed group)

Support Services: South Island

One to one services via telephone are always available in these areas.
We provide individual/one to one services in Motueka, Rolleston and Balclutha.
Please call us on 0800 273 222 to learn more.
Join Rolleston/Selwyn on Facebook


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