Offering practical local advice & support
Formed in Tauranga in 1991, Breast Cancer Support Service Tauranga Trust is a local independent charitable trust that works from the principle of survivors supporting those newly diagnosed. Providing emotional support and a range of practical supports, we cover the Western Bay of Plenty – from Waihi Beach to Maketu and see approximately 160 newly diagnosed people from the Bay each year. We offer one-on-one, culturally sensitive and confidential support to anyone awaiting the results of a diagnostic test or who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Connect with others who have been through a similar experience
Many people diagnosed with breast cancer find it helpful to speak with another person who has been through a similar experience, in order to gain more information and feel reassured. Our Support Workers have dealt with breast cancer in their lives and are here to provide support. It is medically proven that people who receive support have a faster and better recovery rate.
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To actively provide emotional and practical support to people in Tauranga who have had a breast cancer diagnosis, their whānau and supporters.
The Outcomes we seek
To enhance wellbeing, safety and quality of life for those with a breast cancer diagnosis and their whānau.
To ensure those with a breast cancer diagnosis are not socially isolated, but are connected and engaged.
"I had great family and friends for support and a wonderful partner, was dealing with my cancer through that support and a very positive attitude. In saying this I think the support and information that you put out is amazing.”
“I received the full understanding that I went for. I cannot thank you enough and as I said earlier I should have made contact straight after my first operation.”
“It was huge for me to be able to open up and be completely honest with myself and take ownership of how I was feeling and not be embarrassed or ashamed. I was allowed to say it.”