Cancer Support for 12-25 year olds and support for Parents

CanTeen is the game changer. We help young people cope with cancer in their family. Through CanTeen, they learn to explore and deal with their feelings about cancer, connect with other young people in the same boat and if they’ve been diagnosed themselves, we also provide specialist, youth-specific treatment teams.

By feeling understood and supported, young people develop resilience and can rebuild the foundations that crumbled beneath them when cancer turned their life upside down. That’s how CanTeen is the difference.

CanTeen works by having young people at the centre of everything we do. We were set up by a group of young cancer patients in 1985 and still have young people affected by cancer guiding the organisation at every level. Combined with our leading edge research into the emotional and social impacts of cancer, it ensures that we truly understand how cancer is different in a young person’s world.

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Who this service is for

12-25 year olds dealing with:
• having cancer themselves
• a parent, brother or sister being diagnosed with cancer
• the death of a parent, brother or sister



How this service is delivered

  • Call or visit us online

    Contact us over the phone: 03 6200 5551
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CanTeen Connect

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Updated: 22/02/2021

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146 Harrington Street, Hobart TAS, Australia
69 Howick Street, South Launceston TAS, Australia