Our “Little Pink Book” of resources

Businesses

BlueRoom at BreastFit Specialist - Sue Hoyle

Post Surgery Fitting Service - Ministry of Health approved Provider

Open Tuesday & Wednesdays 9am-3pm, and by appointment - Shop 3, 26 Davies Street, Kensington, Whangarei

Ph: 09 438 2643

www.breastfit.co.nz

 


ABC Breast Care NZ Ltd - Trudi Corbett

Mastectomy & Surgical Bras, Prosthesis, Swimwear & leisurewear  - Ministry of Health approved provider, they can claim the Ministry of Health subsidy on your behalf.

They can come to your home for fitting.

email: trudi@abcbreastcarenzltd.co.nz

Phone: +64 021 33 55 95

www.abcbreastcarenzltd.co.nz


Hair Razing Design - Lynda Harper

Tailored wigs & hair pieces. Individual custom wig fitting. Approved MOH and ACC provider.

5 Tui Crescent, Maunu, Whangarei

www.wigs.co.nz  Ph: 09 438 7289

www.facebook.com/hairrazing

 


Gough Gear - Headwear for Hairloss  - Gough Gear Limited

Supplying trendy headwear to anyone suffering from hair loss. Mobile business covering the Northland area. 

Approved MOH provider.

Website: - www.goughgear.com  

Facebook:- https://www.facebook.com/GoughGear

email Jackie at:-  admin@goughgear.com


Zen Fitness Fusion - Nancy Rishworth

Personal training, Massage therapy, Nutrition and Naturopathy services.

Monday  2.30 p.m.- 4.30 p.m.
Tuesday  10.00 a.m.- 1.00 p.m
Wednesday  10.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Thursday 2.30 p.m.- 4.30 p.m.
Personal training services: By appointment

Shop 10, Oceans Resort, Tutukaka

www.zenfitnessfusion.com   Ph: 027 351 8433

 


 

Big Tree Studio - Pilates - Karen George

Karen George is a trained physiotherapist. Pilates can help those who have had a breast cancer diagnosis.  www.bigtreestudio.co.nz

Clients can receive a free assessment and first class if you go through the GREEN prescription service.  More info at www.sportnorthland.co.nz/Get-Active-Ng-mahi-a-te-Rhia/Green-Prescription

or contact the Green Prescription team on 0800 ACTIVE (22 84 83) or email grx@sportnorth.co.nz

 


 

Skin Revision

Cosmetic tattooing - 3D nipples, areola shading, eyebrows 

47 Cameron Street, above Glassons, Whangarei

www.skinrevision.co.nz   Ph: 09 988 9780

 


 

Joanne Fahy

Natural Therapist 

Ph: 09 430 0077

 


 

Sarahlee Studio - Sarahlee Cobb Photography

For those must do, have forever photos.

Shop 3/5 Rust Avenue, Vinetown, Whangārei 0110

Ph: 027 4597280

www.sarahleestudio.co.nz

www.facebook.com/sarahleestudio

 


Strength & Soul Whangarei 

Provides support to people on recovery from cancer. Cancer rehabilitation from physiotherapists. One on one rehab.

Strength and Soul Studio, 3 Porowini Ave, Whangarei

www.strengthandsoul.co.nz    Ph: 09-430 0660

 


Onerahi Physio

Taylor Wilkes is a fully qualified womens cancer rehabilitation physiotherapist running the PINC program.  She supports, guides and rehabilitates through every stage of treatment and recovery.

 

116 Onerahi Road, Onerahi, Whangārei

 www.onerahiphysio.co.nz   Phone 09 436 0919  

 

 

Facebook & Website Groups

Health Navigator NZ - www.healthnavigator.org.nz

Helps you find reliable and trustworthy information and self help resources about breast cancer.

 


 

Gift of Knowledge - www.giftofknowledge.co.nz

Hereditary Breast Cancer (BRCA mutation gene). Focuses on raising awareness, connecting you to others etc.

 


 

Shocking Pink - www.shockingpink.org.nz

Large private Facebook support group for under 45's with a website and info/support.

 


 

Sweet Louise - www.facebook.com/sweetlouiseNZ

Sweet Louise provides practical, emotional and social support to people in New Zealand living with advanced & incurable breast cancer.

 


 

Mybc - www.mybc.care

Mybc is an online community for New Zealanders affected by breast cancer - a place to connect and share experiences with others like you, and to ask questions and get support from a qualified breast nurse.  Share your thoughts, questions and milestones with a community of people who understand what you’re going through. Offer support, share knowledge, and get to know each other.

 


 

BCAC  - www.breastcancer.org.nz

The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) provides a united voice and support for people in New Zealand who have experience of breast cancer. Together, they work to make world-class detection, treatment and care accessible to everyone with breast cancer in Aotearoa. They provide information, support and representation for those with breast cancer so they can make informed choices about their treatment and care.

 


 

Cancer Society Northland - www.cancer.org.nz

Support nurses, counselling and transport to treatments.  Organised free accommodation in Auckland at Domain Lodge when attending radiation treatment or related appointments.

09 437 5593   northland@akcansoc.org.nz

 


 

Te Hā Oranga - www.tehaoranga.co.nz

Te Hā Oranga is a Ngāti Whātua organisation that provides health and wellbeing services to everyone within the Ngāti Whātua rohe. Services include women's health and breast screening.

Dargaville Office:09 439 3013
Dargaville Hospital, Awakino Rd

 


Resources

Breast Care Nurse Advice -  0800 2268 773

Specialist breast care nurse, who can answer your questions about breast cancer and breast health. 

email breastnurse@nzbcf.org.nz

www.nzbcf.org.nz


Look Good Feel Better for all Cancer patients - Free Care programme www.lgfb.co.nz

Free Feel Better Classes cover simple techniques to look after your skin, hair, body and mind so that you can feel stronger and face cancer with confidence. For anyone with a diagnosis for any type of cancer at any stage. There is no requirement for you to be in active treatment or experiencing hair loss. It’s your time away from the world of diagnosis and treatment to help you face your cancer and live better.

 


Free Counselling 

The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) has partnered with Stratos, a national counselling service to provide support for people coping with the emotional challenge which often accompany breast cancer.  It is free confidential and funded by NZBCF.  You get three sessions, either face to face, over the phone or via video messaging like zoom. 

To access this service, you can complete an online self-referral and their Breast Cancer Foundation NZ nurses can arrange your counselling.

www.breastcancerfoundation.org.nz

 


Free Online Therapy

Do you need help with your mental wellbeing, are you feeling, low, sad, worried, stressed, self concious nervous or tense? 

If so there is a range of free online courses available to help you tackle worry and stress. Take care of yourself with this free, private online therapy courses for all New Zealanders. Support for your mental and emotional wellbeing that you can access anytime, anywhere.

You are stronger that you think, see what free courses are available at www.justathought.co.nz

 


 

Relaxation and mindfulness - Pāroretanga me te maharatanga. https://www.youtube.com/playlist...

The Cancer Society has produced the Relax CD, which offers a series of relaxation and mindfulness exercises.  You can listen to it on YouTube. Click on the link above to gain access to eight difference exercises.

 

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