How Breast Cancer Support Northland Can Help?
Would you like to talk to someone who has had breast cancer?
Breast Cancer Support Northland Volunteers are examples of women coping with breast cancer. They understand the fears and feelings that come with a breast cancer diagnosis, they’ve been through it themselves. They are here to help you successfully navigate the journey by offering practical and emotional support, encouragement, information and a shoulder to cry on.
Our volunteers do not offer medical or treatment advice, and we always recommend that women, in the first instance, seek such information from their medical team, but we can listen and have information on resources available to you.
Breast Cancer Support Northland Volunteers can give you a call, visit you at home, email you, meet for a coffee or come to an appointment with you, the amount of contact is up to you and your support person to decide.
The meetings provide an opportunity for women with a present or past breast cancer diagnosis to meet in an informal environment for mutual support and encouragement.
Even if you have great support from family and friends, keeping in touch with a group of fellow patients adds a different perspective. You are given the an opportunity to talk openly without feeling like you may upset your loved ones.
We aim to hold our Pink Loop fund raiser, our Women's Retreat and our Mid Winter Xmas Meal on an annual basis.
These are held every second and fourth Thursday morning of the month 9.30am at Mokaba Cafe at 6 Quay Side, Town Basin, Whanagarei. Come for a cuppa and a chat in a casual relaxed atmosphere. Just look for the Pink Flower in the centre of a table. Newcomers get their first drink on us.
Helping Hands offers assistance to support Northland patients who have received a breast cancer diagnosis within the past 18 months. It is a one-off support payment to a maximum value of $200. Helping Hands can be provided for the following:
· Grocery Vouchers
· Petrol Vouchers
· Reimbursement or payment on invoice for treatment and recovery costs.
· Reimbursement or payment on the production of an invoice for practical home help needed during treatment or recovery.
If you are interested in this service please contact your support person to request this assistance package.
Heart Shaped Pillows for post surgery under arm Comfort
If you've recently had surgery for breast cancer, or are going to have surgery soon, a heart-shaped pillow can help your recovery. The pillows can be placed under your arm to help relieve pressure on tender, post-surgical areas.
Get in touch by sending us a message and we will get one to you for free 💗. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Finlayson is happy to support Northland women undergoing a mastectomy, by supplying acrylic knitted knockers. She does a range of different sizes and you can have just one or a pair. All she asks for is a Koha towards the materials used.
Contact Chris at email@example.com with your requirements and she will do her best to assist you.
If you are undergoing active treatment then some frozen meals may be useful for you to have. Meal options are available to the maximum value of:
$50 for a single person
$75 for a couple
$100 for a family
Meals are provided by Sabres Ezi Meals in Kamo. Their website is http://www.sabresezimeals.co.nz
Please note this offer is only available once. Contact your support volunteer if you would like to apply for this assistance, they will take your order from you.