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Cancer Psychology Service Palmerston North

Cancer Network Group Service


9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


The Cancer Psychology Service provides short term psychological therapy and support for patients with cancer and their whānau from the MidCentral and Whanganui District Health Board regions.

Our service is free for the user, and is funded by the District Health Board.

During an appointment with one of our team, you can add to your own resources and skills. Eg, you could learn how to:

  • manage anxiety and handle medical procedures or appointments better
  • use strategies to improve sleep
  • get more out of your most intimate relationships
  • handle the adjustment to changes that can occur with cancer treatment in a more constructive way.

Our service is available across the MidCentral District Health Board region. We're based at the Massey University Psychology Clinic in Palmerston North but you can also see us at Palmerston North Hospital, Addis House, or one of our community clinics in Pahiatua, Dannevirke, Feilding, Levin, Ōtaki, Whanganui and Marton.

If you can't come to us, we can arrange to see you at home or in other settings.


We are a team of psychologists experienced in working with people with cancer and with their whānau/family.

We work with you at all stages of your cancer journey, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.

How do I access this service?


If you and/or your whānau/family would like to talk with one of our psychologists and find out more about how you might benefit from our service, please ask your health…



9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Please note, we are not an acute or crisis service, and we are not able to provide urgent, after-hours or weekend support.

Services Provided


  • Home & family
  • Mental wellbeing


  • Support during treatment
  • Support for family/whānau/partners
  • Support groups

Cancer Types

Brain and Spinal, Head and Neck / Thyroid, Lung, Breast, Upper Gastrointestinal (Oesophagus / Stomach / Liver), Lower Gastrointestinal (Bowel / Rectum / Anus), Kidney, Bladder, Testicular, Prostate, Gynaecological, Leukaemia and Blood, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Sarcoma, Childhood Cancers, Others

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Bernard Chambers B
off Library Road
Massey University
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4474

Street Address

Bernard Chambers B
off Library Road
Massey University
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4474

Postal Address

Cancer Psychology Service
Massey Psychology Clinic PN319
Massey University
Private Bag 11-222
Palmerston North 4442

This page was last updated at 4:01PM on November 25, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Cancer Psychology Service Palmerston North.