Cancer Society, caring for those in need
No matter who you are, where you live, or the cancer issues you’re facing, our supportive care team can help with services that are free, confidential and accessible.
These services are available for carers, family and friends as well. Our services aim to help those affected by cancer maintain a positive outlook and make the most of living in the present. information on cancer and treatment issues emotional and psychological support – time to talk and time to listen exercise and support groups plus educational workshops assistance MOH claims for travel and accommodation related expenses accommodation at Kowhai House, for people who live out of Dunedin and are undergoing treatment at Dunedin Hospital. You do not need a referral and we welcome you to make contact with us. We can assist you to receive the best services and information for your needs. Health begins where we live, work, learn and play. Research has indicated for some time that healthy lifestyle choices and supportive environments can reduce the impact of some cancers. The Cancer Society delivers two main programmes within the community - SunSmart and Smokefree. The Cancer Society works collaboratively to advocate for healthy public policy and to create supportive environments to strengthen communities. Health Promoters work throughout Central Otago providing resources to schools, workplaces and the wider community. Be physically active as often as you can Eat a healthy diet Be smokefree Maintain healthy cholesterol levels Keep blood pressure down Regulate blood sugar levels The support from volunteers is vital to the efforts of the Cancer Society to improve community well-being. Volunteers, in partnership with staff, are the face of the Cancer Society in our com- munities. Over 700 Cancer Society volunteers throughout Otago and Southland are actively involved locally in providing information and support for people affected by cancer, fundraising, health promotion, administration and governance. Each year the Otago and Southland Division of the Cancer Society contributes $170,000 to cancer research. This research is administered by the national office of the Cancer Society. Locally funding is given to the Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit based at the University of Otago’s Department of Social and Preventive Medicine and this partnership with the University has existed for 21 years. The Society receives no funding directly from Government and is totally reliant on the generosity and goodwill of the
communities it serves. The Cancer Society Centre, which includes Kowhai House, in Dunedin and the office in Queenstown service the Central Otago region. For general information please phone (03) 477 7447 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information relating to the Supportive Care services available in your community phone Marie Wales – 0275 360 066 or email email@example.com.
Raewyn Robertson Client Support Hawea, Luggate, Tarras, Wanaka
Glenys Campbell Client Support Alexandra, Teviot Valley, Cromwell
Marie Wales Team Leader Central Otago Queenstown-Lakes
Jessica Staniland Client Support Wakatipu Basin, Arrowtown, Glenorchy