Cancer Connect

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 9am - 5pm. 

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.  


Linking people through their experiences with cancer

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