Support for You

Support for You During our work as nurses at Cancer Society Wellington we hear every day how challenging it is to live with cancer and to care for loved ones with cancer. This can only be harder in these tough times of Covid-19. We know there’s lots of uncertainty out...

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Coping with Christmas and the Holidays  

  The holiday season can be difficult for people who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. Feelings of sadness, loneliness and isolation can be common and holiday traditions can be painful reminders of how life has changed, and energy, money and Christmas spirit...

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a gentle practice of observation and awareness of the self and others, non-judgmentally and in the moment. The origins of mindfulness are thought to be from Asian traditions where it has been taught for over 2,500 years. In recent years it has become a...

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THE RHYTHM OF SLEEP

Difficulty getting to sleep and sleep problems are common for cancer patients and many support services offer advice on management. This often includes exercise, a relaxing evening routine, avoiding caffeine later in the day and stopping screen use in the evening....

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I CAN…… ASK FOR SUPPORT!         

                                                                                                                            February 4th is World Cancer Day ( http://www.worldcancerday.org/ ), a worldwide event to raise awareness and education about cancer and to...

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Tips for the Christmas season

Christmas is coming, only …. days to go. The commercialised whirlwind designed to get us to spend $$$’s  by motivating us with fear. Christmas parties, end of year concerts, final deadlines before the Summer break. As the madness of Christmas approaches it is easy to...

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Living with a rare cancer

We often hear stories from callers about how hard it is having a rare cancer – there are few opportunities to connect with others living with the same diagnosis, media stories are usually about more common cancers, and people say they feel very alone. It is estimated...

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Keeping Well in Winter

Keeping well in winter There are many changes that occur during the winter months. Noticeably the food choices we make. Colder weather often means less fresh salads, wraps sandwiches and more hot meals such as soup and casseroles. With a bit of planning you can make...

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Mindfulness

MINDFULNESS Mindfulness isn’t just a way to a pleasant, peaceful way of life. Many people use it as a tool to manage their own anxiety, stress and depression. Mindfulness is about observing the self and others, non-judgmentally and in the moment. With all new skills,...

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