Support Organisations

Wish you were here

Wish you were here

Wish You Were Here is a community for mātātahi (18-30s) living with grief and loss in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Wish You Were Here takes the form of social meet-ups, events, an online journal, and more.

The Patient Story

The Grief Centre

Support Services

· Information on loss, grief, and difficult change

· Counselling for issues related to loss, grief, or difficult change

· Support Groups for bereavement

All services are provided Nationwide face-to-face or online.

0800 331 333


National organisation offering a wide range of services to support people of all ages facing issues of loss, trauma and grief. Also equips, trains and supports those wanting to assist them, such as whānau, friends, community volunteers and professionals.

0800 229 100

PO Box 7309
Wellington 6021

Child Cancer Foundation

Child Cancer Foundation
A national organisation providing information, practical and emotional support and financial assistance to tamariki and families affected by child cancer.

0800 424 453

PO Box 152
Shortland Street
Auckland 1140


National organisation with a mission to support, develop and empower mātātahi living with cancer through a national peer support network and professional, educational and recreational programmes.

0800CANTEEN (226 8336)

PO Box 56-072
Dominion Road
Auckland 1446

Make a Wish Foundation

Make-a-Wish Foundation
National organisation granting the wishes of tamariki with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

0800 807 080

PO Box 8029
Symonds Street
Auckland 1150

Cancer Society

Cancer Society of New Zealand
National organisation providing a wide range of services and support for people with cancer and their caregivers/supporters. Call for information about your local division of the Cancer Society.

0800 CANCER (226 237)

PO Box 12700
Wellington 6144

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation NZ

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing.

We work to influence individuals, whanau, organisations and communities to improve and sustain their mental health and reach their full potential. 
Our work is diverse and expansive, with campaigns and services that cover all aspects of mental health and wellbeing. We take a holistic approach to mental health, promoting what we know makes and keeps people mentally well.We provide free information and training, and advocate for policies and services that support people with experience of mental illness, and also their families/whānau and friends.

09 623 4812

PO Box 10051
Dominion Road
Auckland 1446

The Patient Story

The Patient Story

The patient story is an international website of shared experiences from cancer patients.

The Patient Story is for you – the people who’ve experienced cancer before, now, or are worried about it. We are building this for our community, so please let us know if you’d like to share your story or if you have feedback on how we can make this better.

To contact us at The Patient Story, email

Helpful Websites

Clic Sargent

Extensive information about all aspects of child cancer.
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Child Cancer UK

Information about child cancers, latest research and news.
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Leukaemia and Lymphoma

Information about blood cancers (leukaemia and lymphoma) and latest research
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Royal Marsden

Interactive computer games to help cancer patients and caregivers understand cancer and treatment.
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Medical information about children’s cancers, treatment and care.
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Macmillan UK

Medical information about cancer.
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