Support Groups

On this page we feature contacts for community support, information, programmes, and resources for lymphoedema.

Up to date COVID-19 information from the Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN)
Your health and well-being matters, most importantly now as New Zealand manages the COVID-19 Delta virus. Your wellness and happiness is our primary concern so the Lymphoedema Support Network has put together some current and relevant information to support you.
Download the Lymphoedema Support Network COVID-19 information here.

The Lymphoedema Patient Registry
Lymphoedema Support Groups 

Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) - Auckland
logo-299-339The Lymphoedema Support Network is an Auckland-based community support organisation providing information, a newsletter and regular public meetings that offer opportunities for those experiencing lymphoedema to get in touch with each other. 

Meetings are held at Auckland Cancer Society (2 Boyle Crescent, Grafton - opposite Auckland Hospital) 4th Monday every two months (March, May, July, September and the AGM September). Time 7.30PM, all welcome. Parking available.

Contact 021 0272 0792 or email  us. Read more on the LSN page on this site. 

Palmerston North (Manawatu) Lymphoedema Support Group
Meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 5.30 at Addis House. For more information please email Jenny Collett.

Lymphoedema Education Sessions at Burwood Hospital, Christchurch
The monthly sessions are run by the Physiotherapy Department. There is a timetable for sessions but please call on (03) 383 6833 beforehand to register as classes can sometimes be cancelled at short notice.  

Lymphoedema information sessions in Hamilton
Sessions at the Cancer Society are open to anyone living with lymphoedema, as well as their partner or support person. For more information please contact Louise Quertier by calling the Lodge on
(07) 834 2351 or emailing Louise on  

Rotorua Support Group
Co-ordinator Vanessa Malipaard can be contacted on (07) 348 8211 or 027 350 8843.  

Healthy Steps: weekly exercise classes in Auckland
Follow the link to Michele Urlich's page here for course details. 

Healthy Steps: weekly exercise classes in 2 Wellington regions

Date: weekly on Mondays with Naena
Time: 6- 7pm
Venue Cancer Society rooms, NEWTOWN
Date: weekly on Thursdays during school term time with Kathy
Time: 10-11.30am
Venue: Danzport studio, UPPER HUTT 

‘Healthy Steps’ is a therapeutic exercise and movement class designed to stimulate your lymphatic system and boost your energy.  Highly recommended during and following any cancer treatment.  Family also welcome. There is a charge of $5 per class.

To enroll for the Wellington Region Classes, please contact Naena Chhima by emailing or by calling (04) 389 8421. 

Other community services

Auckland Cancer Society
Domain Lodge
1 Boyle Crescent
09 308 0160
Monthly Public Lymphoedema Education Sessions

Wellington Cancer Society
52 Riddiford St Newtown
04 3898421

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