Cancer Society Otago and Southland
Cancer Network Group Service
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The Otago & Southland Division
The Otago and Southland Division works to improve community wellbeing by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer with core activities in Support Services, Health Promotion, Information and Research.
Our comprehensive range of support services is designed to help patients, carers, friends and family deal with the impact of cancer while maintaining a positive future outlook. The Health Promotion Team focuses on reducing the risk of cancer by supporting communities to create healthy environments.
We receive no direct government funding and rely solely on the generosity of donors for funding.
Please refer to our website to find out more about what we offer and how you can access our extensive range of services, alternatively please feel welcome to contact us. The Otago and Southland Division covers a wide area, and has staff located on the ground in Dunedin, Invercargill, East and Northern Southland, Central Lakes, North, South and Western Otago.
Our Core Activities
- During treatment
- National Travel Assistant Scheme
- Adults with a cancer diagnosis
- Adolescent and young adults with cancer
- Tumour specific support groups for adults
- Volunteer organisations
Nursing support services
- Oncology nurses
Support during treatment
- Support for family/whānau/partners
- National Travel Assistance Scheme
- Volunteer driving services
Healthy living healthy lifestyles
- Healthy lifestyles during treatment
- Healthy lifestyles for survivorship
Hospitals and cancer treatment centres
- Whanau support services
Welfare & advocacy services
- Advocacy services
Bowel, Breast, Childhood cancers, Gynaecological, Leukaemia & Blood, Lung, Prostate, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Others
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
|Mon – Fri||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
How to access this service
Cancer Information Helpline
Our Cancer Information Helpline is a national toll-free service available to people with cancer, their family/whanau, the general public and health professionals.
Experienced cancer nurses are available to answer your phone call or email on any cancer-related question, in confidence and in plain language.
Use our online referral form
For cancer information and support phone the Cancer Information Helpline on 0800 CANCER (226 237) or email
We have a friendly team of liaison nurses and psychologists who are available to help and provide information and support to people, their families and supporters who have a cancer diagnosis or who are receiving treatment for cancer.
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This page was last updated at 3:59PM on January 16, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Cancer Society Otago and Southland.