Talk to someone who has been there
Linking people through their experiences with cancer
Hononga Mate Puku ki Aotearoa
Te hono tāngata mā ō rātou pānga ki te mate puku
Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming, but no-one needs to go through the experience alone.
If you or your family are dealing with a cancer diagnosis you may find it helpful to talk to someone who can relate to what you’re going through. Cancer Connect NZ is a free support service for people recently diagnosed with a primary cancer. You will be put in touch with a peer supporter – usually someone who has had a similar cancer experience to you.
It doesn't matter where you live in New Zealand - all you need is access to a phone.
Every Cancer Connect NZ peer supporter:
- Has had cancer, or cared for someone living with cancer
- Is trained and carefully selected to meet strict criteria
- Receives ongoing support
Find out more by calling 0800 CANCER (226 237). The phone lines are open Monday to Friday, from 8.30am - 4pm.
Are you interested in becoming a Cancer Connect NZ peer supporter?
Cancer Connect NZ regularly recruits volunteers. Please phone 0800 CANCER (226 237) for information on how to become a Cancer Connect NZ peer supporter.