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Kenzie's Gift

Cancer Network Group Service


8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.


Kenzie’s Gift provides community-based early intervention and mental health support for young Kiwis and their whānau living with serious illness, a diagnosis of cancer, or a bereavement within the family.

Our programmes aim to reduce their distress, improve their quality of life and assist with the management of psychosocial issues arising from family life challenges such as grief, loss and anger.

We provide opportunities for young Kiwis and their whānau to participate in one-to-one therapy sessions designed to alleviate the trauma associated with serious illness, a cancer diagnosis or death of a sibling or parent.

Our programmes and mental health professionals are available in Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Christchurch, Southland, Hawkes Bay, Waikato and Wellington. 

We also provide families with Journey Kits and Grief Kits, valuable resource packs full of helpful information, tips and advice. These can be distributed to families nationwide. In addition, we have extensive downloadable resource guides on talking to young people about terminal illness and sudden death.

Kenzie’s Gift also supports schools, providing downloadable Teacher's Kits that give teachers tools and information to support students navigating their grief journey.


Nic Russell, Executive Director of Kenzie's Gift (email:

Our services are based upon a team approach and delivered by registered mental health professionals. 

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8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Services Provided


  • Grief counselling
  • Home & family
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Trauma

Mental health


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

Cancer Types

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

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Postal Address

31 Clarence St
Auckland 0624

This page was last updated at 12:04PM on March 15, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Kenzie's Gift.