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Cancer Society Taranaki

Cancer Network Group Service

Today

9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

Description

Our centre offers a range of FREE support services and products to assist cancer  patients with any type of cancer as well as their carers, family/whānau and friends, during the cancer journey.

In terms of the Privacy Act, we rely on people making contact with the Cancer Society - we're unable to initiate it.

  • Our Supportive Care Coordinator is able to meet with patients and their family/whānau in their homes or at the centre to explain how the Cancer Society can assist - a listening ear, strategies for coping, support, information and understanding
  • Transport  – providing a shuttle service to and from Palmerston North for treatment on Mondays and Fridays only.  We have volunteer drivers for Oncology-related appointments within Taranaki
  • Host and support “Look Good Feel Better - womens' programme” and "Feel Stronger Live Better" men's programme
  • Complementary therapy including reiki and meditation 
  • Counselling available for patients and their whānau/family that reside in Taranaki
  • Exercise classes for patients - 12 week programme in New Plymouth 
  • Living Well with and Beyond Cancer education workshops - for those after treatment
  • Social support groups in New Plymouth, Waitara, Stratford and Hāwera for men & women, please contact the centre for more information
  • Kia ora - e te Iwi - a programme/workshop devised for Māori patients and their whānau/family coping with cancer
  • Information and products - library books and headwear (wigs, hats and turbans) for loan, breast cancer merchandise, plus a variety of pamphlets on numerous topics.

We encourage people to live a healthier lifestyle to reduce their personal risk of cancer. We do this through effective health promotion - education, advocacy, policy and communication on the following topics:

  • Tobacco control
  • Skin cancer prevention including SunSmart schools accreditation programme and sun protection equipment loan for summer events
  • Nutrition and physical activity
  • Screening and early detection
  • Men's health - “Get the Tools”

Staff

There are six staff based in the Taranaki Centre:

Our office administrator - looks after the day-to-day operations of the Centre

Shuttle driver - drives the shuttle to Palmerston North

Health Promoter - coordinate health promotion programmes

Fundraiser/ Events coordinator - coordinates all our fundraising/special events e.g: Relay for Life, Daffodil Day and many other events

Volunteer Coordinator - works with all our Cancer Society volunteers that offer assistance to our centre

Supportive Care Coordinator - is available to offer support, information and assistance to patients and their whānau/family living within Taranaki.

We have many volunteers that are trained to facilitate our social support groups, involved in the delivery of our education programmes and we have many volunteers that help with our fundraising, special events, administration, and general maintenance.

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Cancer Information Helpline 

For answers, support or just a chat, call free on 0800 CANCER (226 237) Monday to Friday, 8am–5pm.

Hours

9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Services Provided

Accessories

  • Headwear
  • Scarves
  • Wigs

Counselling

Exercise and relaxation

  • Massage therapy
  • Meditation
  • Yoga

Support

  • Support during treatment
  • Support for family/whānau/partners
  • Support groups

Transport

  • Shuttle services
  • Volunteer driving services

Welfare & advocacy services

  • Advocacy services

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Cancer Types

Breast, Gynaecological, Leukaemia and Blood, Lung, Prostate, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Brain and Spinal, Head and Neck / Thyroid, Upper Gastrointestinal (Oesophagus / Stomach / Liver), Lower Gastrointestinal (Bowel / Rectum / Anus), Kidney, Bladder, Testicular, Sarcoma, Others, Childhood Cancers

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Parking

Ample FREE parking available at our centre, 71 Lorna Street, Lynmouth

Contact Details

TSB Cancer Support Centre
71 Lorna Street
Lynmouth
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4310

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Street Address

TSB Cancer Support Centre
71 Lorna Street
Lynmouth
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4310

Postal Address

PO Box 5153
Westown
New Plymouth 4343

This page was last updated at 3:03PM on September 4, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Cancer Society Taranaki.