Breast Cancer Support

Breast Cancer Support

We provide information and peer-based community support for women, men and whānau experiencing breast cancer in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Sitting down with someone who understands can be reassuring and comforting when you've received a diagnosis of breast cancer.

When you reach out to us for help, you'll be welcomed into a safe and confidential community of support, acceptance, and aroha for as long as you need.

We hold a safe, supportive and healing space for anyone with breast cancer, their whānau and friends, and we're here to provide the support and reassurance needed to make sense of what's going on.

Whether that's short-term through diagnosis and treatment, or long-term support into recovery, we want you to know, you and your caregivers are not alone.

Breast Cancer Support has been helping women experiencing a diagnosis of breast cancer for over 40 years. Our trained volunteers have 'been there too'. We've had breast cancer, and can provide support and information from a positive personal perspective.

We have community support groups, a free Support Line (0800 273 222), and offer individual online visits (or in person by arrangement).

Your support of our work is greatly appreciated and can make a real difference in the life of someone experiencing a disease that affects around 3,300 women each year.

More about us

Because we’ve been where you are, we know that sometimes you just need support from someone who’s experienced breast cancer too.

We provide appropriate peer-based support for people of all ethnicities, through our network of Māori, Pasifika, Asian, and NZ European volunteers throughout New Zealand.

Our aim is to empower and enable those with breast cancer to make well informed decisions about their treatment, care, and recovery.

The support we offer is non-medical, practical (tips and tools), and has a focus on the emotional wellbeing of a person, with the four health pillars of Te Whare Tapa Whā guiding our approach: taha tinana (physical), taha wairua (spiritual), taha whānau (family) and taha hinengaro (mental).

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