Offering practical local advice & support
Speak with another person who has 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.
Formed in Tauranga in 1991, Breast Cancer Support Service Tauranga is a local independent charitable trust. Inspired by an American group of breast cancer survivors who began an organisation in the 1970's called Reach For Recovery, Breast Cancer Support Tauranga is based around the principle of survivors supporting those newly diagnosed. We cover the Western Bay of Plenty – from Waihi Beach to Maketu and see approximately 160 newly diagnosed women 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.
Cost is no barrier – we don't want payment to be a consideration for our clients
Locally focused – Tauranga & WBOP surrounds
Delivering best practice – learning from and sharing with other organisations
What people say about us
"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's a brilliant support service that we are blessed to have. Thank you girls, you all make a huge difference."
"Fiona and I became friends after she was introduced to me as my breast cancer support person. For me it was really important because I could ring her up and ask her anything and she wouldn't care how silly it sounded but she would help me to understand what I was going through. She really inspired me a lot."
"Understanding, supportive. Willing to find ways to help. Rang at the right time. Helped emotionally. Personal and able to relate."