We have several Support Groups operating regularly throughout the Auckland region. The groups are often led by a Community Advisor, or a volunteer from the group. They are generally held in a café where you can buy a coffee or a tea and sit and relax amongst a friendly, non-judgmental  group of people who all understand and live with MS or have a close personal connection to MS (partners, children, friends).

There are many benefits to participating in support groups. These include:

  • Feeling less lonely, isolated or judged
  • Being able to talk openly and honestly about your feelings with people who understand what you are going through
  • Developing a clearer understanding of MS
  • Getting practical advice and information from people who live with MS
  • Comparing notes about doctors, treatments and alternative options
  • Making new friends

New faces are always welcome at Support Groups. If you are interested in coming along, we suggest you first contact your Community Advisor to let them know. The Community Advisor will make sure you are introduced and welcomed to the group.

If you are interested in setting up a new group in your area, or a specific interest group (such as with our Men’s group and Parent’s group), please let us know and we will see what we can do to make it happen.

For more information please contact the office on 09 845 5921 or e-mail info@msakl.org.nz

South / East Auckland

Pukekohe Café Group 
First Thursday

Monthly
Different Venues
11.30am

Botany Café Group
Third Thursday

Monthly
Whitcoulls Coffee Lounge – Botany Town Centre
11.30am

Manukau Café Group 
Last Tuesday

Monthly
Friendship House (Manukau) 
10.30am 

Men’s Group
Last Saturday

Monthly
Robert Harris Cafe (Botany Town Centre)
10.30 am


Central 

Mt Wellington Café Group
Second Saturday

Monthly
Coffee Club on Lunn Avenue
11.00 am

Stonefields Café Group 
Third Wednesday

Monthly
Stonebake Café – Lunn Avenue, Mt Wellington
10.30am

Onehunga Group
Third Tuesday

Monthly
Urban Verge Café – 653 Manukau Road, Royal Oak
10.30am


West Auckland / Rodney

Kumeu Café Group 
First Tuesday

Monthly
Different Venues
10.30am

Henderson Group
First Thursday

Monthly
Espresso Garden Cafe (inside Mitre 10 Mega, 186 Lincoln Rd)
11.00am

New Lynn Café Group
Second Tuesday

Monthly
Columbus Coffee Cafe (inside Mitre 10 Mega, New Lynn)
10.30 am

North Café Groupies 
Third Wednesday

Monthly
Kings Plant Barn, Silverdale
10.30am

Child Friendly Group
Second Monday

Monthly
Huckleberry Café, Portage Road, New Lynn
9.30am


North Shore

Mayfield Coffee Morning
First Thursday

Monthly
Kings Plant Barn – (Porana Road, Wairau) 
10.30am

Shore Lunch Group 
Last Wednesday

Bi-Monthly
Palmers Plant Cafe, Greville Road, Albany
12.00 noon

North Shore Café Group
First Saturday

Monthly
Palmers Plant Cafe, Greville Road, Albany
11.30am