Support group meetings

Auckland is currently under Level 2.5 restrictions and our Auckland group meetings are still affected. Scroll down on this page to see the latest updates on Auckland meetings. 

The Cambridge group is running to schedule and Christchurch will meet this month on Tuesday 29 September (date change from usual schedule).

The situation may change at any time so please check our website for updates or call us on 0800 273 222 for information about our group services or email us. 

Indvidual 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 with one of our trained volunteers. Zoom is user friendly, effective, and we can talk any time. We also offer sessions on Skype, Facebook Messenger video and WhatsApp. 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.

Please check listings below for latest information on group meetings, or 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

Auckland groups are affected by the current Level 2.5 restrictions currently in place. Please check below for group meetings. 

Our Cambridge coffee group is running to normal schedule. 

This month only Christchurch will meet on Tuesday 29 September. 

All schedules nationwide are subject to change. Please check back for updates, or call us on 0800 273 222 to find out more.  Individual support is always available over the phone by calling 0800 273 222, or via Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, 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
Levin
Cambridge
Christchurch City

We provide in-person, individual support in:
Motueka
Rolleston/Selwyn
Balclutha

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

All Auckland support groups are currently suspended under Level Three as of 12 August, until further notice. Call us on 0800 273 222 if you are in need of support or information.

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

Hibiscus Coast will meet on Tuesday 15 September, 7pm
Venue: Bayley's Realty Orewa, 14 Florence Ave, Orewa
Proudly supported by Bayley's Orewa 

North Shore will meet on Wednesday 14 October, 7pm (no meeting in September)
Venue: Senior Citizens' Hall, 141 Kitchener Rd, Milford

East Auckland - meetings to be confirmed: please call for information 0800 273 222
Venue: Highland Park Community Centre, 47 Aviemore Drive, Highland Park

Waiheke Island will meet on Tuesday 8 September, 11am
Venue: Waiheke Homecare Hospice, 2/11 Moa Ave, Blackpool

Franklin Breast Cancer Support (sister organisation)
Please call for information during Level 2.5 restrictions currently in place.
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

This group is meeting on Tuesday 29 September for this month only, resuming normal schedule in October. 
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)

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 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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