Member newsletter 28 August

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Our latest member e-newsletter, featuring: An update on member meeting Preeti’s  dramatic  journey home Sweet October Survey 2020 …and more. Read the newsletter in full.

Preeti’s dramatic journey home

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Whilst we were all anxious when the first lockdown began, at least for most of us, it meant staying in indoors in the relative safety of our own home. But for our member Preeti Satam, who was visiting family in India when the lockdown was announced, it meant being locked out of New Zealand. She shares with us her adventure on getting back home to Auckland. “I was invited to … Read More

Presentation on managing anxiety

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Earlier this week, we ran the online presentation about anxiety, what it is, how it affects us and how can we manage it. Dr Rebecca Storey, Senior Clinical Psychologist for Cancer Services at Waitemata DHB gave a short presentation about anxiety and how techniques such as reframing thoughts can be used. Louise Bobbit, Integrative Nurse Coach and mindfulness practitioner talked about mindfulness as a tool for managing anxiety and lead … Read More

Cancer is just a word

Jessy Terry from Mokau in the Taranaki region (age 76) has been a Sweet Louise member for 12 years. She brings an incredible warmth and generosity and to the member meetings – leaving a deep impression on those she meets. Our Support Coordinator Nicki, says there is something very special and spiritual about Jessy. We hope her story here conveys some of this. Meet Jessy About 12 years ago I … Read More

Member meetings postponed

COVID-19 UPDATE: WEDNESDAY, 19 AUGUST 2020 With the Covid cases appearing in Auckland, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone all our face-to-face meetings with members until Friday, 28 August. We’ll review this decision again on Friday, 28 August. We’re disappointed – but the health and safety of our Sweet Louise community is our absolute priority. Please contact your Support Coordinator if you have any questions or concerns. Our … Read More

Update on member meetings

COVID-19 UPDATE: Monday, 21 September 2020 With the announcement that Auckland will remain at level 2 lockdown, we will continue to place on hold all face-to-face activities in Auckland until the next update from the government on Covid-19 alert levels on 5th October The safety of our members is our first priority and this decision has been made with this in mind. Better news for the rest of New Zealand. … Read More

Member news: Living well with advanced breast cancer

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Member newsletter: 29 July 2020 Happy International Friendship Day! We’re really enjoying being able to get out and about again post lockdown to connect with you at our meetings and visits. In this newsletter: meet Jessy, sign up for a rural Zoom meeting, join the online presentation on managing anxiety. Read the newsletter in full    

Zoom meet-up 12 August

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Are you unable to attend a Sweet Louise morning tea? Let’s connect online! Sweet Louise would love to connect with our rural members and members who may be unable to attend our morning teas. If that sounds like you, please come along to our rural zoom meeting. This is a great opportunity to meet and connect, share strengths and challenges. The zoom meeting will be held on Wednesday, 12 August from … Read More

Presentation on managing anxiety: 25 August

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We know from you, our members, that anxiety is something you live with as part of your cancer diagnosis. Add in the roller coaster ride of uncertainty, fear and change that many of us have experienced as we have lived through the Covid-19 pandemic over the last few months and we’re thinking – let’s talk about this. Let’s talk about anxiety, what it is, how it affects us and how … Read More

Update on vouchers

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Sweet Louise has proudly supported our members for over 15 years through the work of our Support Coordinators and also financially with our voucher system. Recently, due to changes in economic circumstances in New Zealand and globally, we have had to take the difficult decision to review our voucher offering to members for the period 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. From 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021, our voucher … Read More

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