I'm a young person with cancer and need help/I want to support someone, what should I do?

If you are a young person who has cancer or if someone you love has cancer, you might be feeling particularly anxious about COVID-19. A cancer experience is tough, even at the best of times so speaking openly about your feelings and concerns is important.


CanTeen provides specialised services for young people who are undergoing cancer themselves or who have a loved one with cancer.


Below are some services that are available:

  • Canteen Connect: An online community where young people impacted by a close family member's cancer or their own can connect, chat and share experiences 24/7. Counsellors are also available online or by phone 7 days a week. Check it out at canteenconnect.org.au
  • Canteen Connect for Parents: An online community where parents impacted by cancer can connect with each other, find evidence-based information and chat to a counsellor about the parenting challenges cancer brings. Visit parents.canteenconnect.org.au
  • Canteen counsellors and social workers can support young people and parents online, via video link or by phone 7 days a week including evenings

You can also call us on 13 11 20 to speak further about your situation so we can support you to find the right programs and services that can support you at this time.

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October 2020
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