Support For Families With Cancer

The Cancer Society has branches around the country, with each offering support to not only cancer patients, but their family members and friends as well.

  • Their Information Helpline can let you know what support and information is available to you in your region, including optional services that may assist you, such as free counselling or support group meetings, or books to read with children. Trained nurses are also able to answer cancer related questions of any kind. For answers, support or just a chat, call us free on 0800 CANCER (226 237) Monday to Friday, 8am–5pm.
  • To find your local Cancer Society, go here

Skylight (a loss and grief support agency) also offers a variety of support options for families challenged by cancer.

There are various ways that skylight can support patients, their families, carers, and friends.

  • Helpful, easy to read articles and resources
  • Personalised support packs (a donation/koha is requested to help cover the cost of this free service)
  • Counselling Support
  • Workshops for families