How We Can Help

How Breast Cancer Support Northland Can Help

Helping Hands

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 of physiotherapy, exercise, or massage 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.


BCSNT Volunteer Support People

Would you like to talk to someone who has had breast cancer?

Breast Cancer Support Northland Volunteer Support People are all women who have been through the Breast Cancer journey. They all 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.

A Breast Cancer Support Northland Volunteer Person can give you a call or meet for a coffee, the amount of contact is up to you and your support person to decide.

Frozen Meals

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:

$100 for a single person

$125 for a couple

$150 for a family

Meals are provided by Sabres Ezi Meals in Kamo.  Their website is

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 for you.  

Orders have to be picked up from Sabres Ezi Meals, 80 Station Road, Kamo or delivery is available within Whangarei town limits (usually on a  Friday).

Updated 21/10/2021

Brows by Hannah

Service currently suspended whilst business recovers from COVID-19 Government business restrictions. 

Generously, "Brows by Hannah" wants to support women going through Cancer Treatment, by offering a FREE semi-permanent feather touch eyebrow tattoo service to one of our ladies each month.  

The service is worth $600 and includes a thorough consultation, brow design, anaesthetics, feather touch brows,  a take-home aftercare kit and a follow-up appointment 4-6 weeks later.  There will be a second touch-up session one month later which is complimentary if business commitments permit.  

Hannah's website is

Full details and T&C's are given in our monthly Facebook post and draw.  So follow us at

Updated 21/09/2021

Group Gatherings

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 add a different perspective and gives you an opportunity to talk openly without feeling like you may upset your loved ones.

Fortnightly Coffee  

Subject to COVID-19 restrictions, please check out our Facebook page for current status.

Coffee on Us -  Thursday  28th October 2021

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we will be getting the drinks in at this coffee morning. 

Held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month 9.30am at Mokaba Cafe at the Town Basin, come for a cuppa and a chat in a casual relaxed atmosphere.  Just look for the Pink Flower in the centre of a table.  If it's your first time the drink is on us!


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 💗

Knitted Knockers

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 with your requirements and she will do her best to assist you.

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