Aroha Mai Cancer Support

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Aroha Mai Cancer Support

Aroha Mai Cancer Support was founded in 2004 to fill a critical need identified by whānau in the community including a lack of cancer support services that support both patients and their whanau in a culturally appropriate way.

The Aroha Mai Cancer Support Services is a voluntary team whose aim is to extend support to cancer sufferers and their families by offering key services in a culturally safe and uplifting environment.


Aroha Mai Cancer Support offer the following services:

  • Counselling with compassion
  • Guidance when required
  • Assisting/supporting family members
  • “Listening ear”
  • Assistance with petrol vouchers (when available)
  • Help/assist patient, family to understand treatments and the side effects
  • Awhiawhi the patient and family when requested
  • Working in a culturally appropriate manner that adheres to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi