About CanTeen; Hunter & Northern NSW
CanTeen - The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer - is a national support organisation for 12 - 24 year olds who are living with cancer. Our mission is to support, develop and empower young people living with cancer by providing an Australia-wide peer support network who include:
•Patients - young people who have been diagnosed with cancer
•Siblings & Offspring - young people who have an immediate family member (brother, sister, parent or primary carer) who has been diagnosed with cancer; and
•Bereaved Siblings & Offspring - young people who have had an immediate family member die from cancer.
We provide these young people with a place where they can simply be young people, away from the daily pressures of living at with cancer in the hospital or at home. Through a wide range of day and overnight programs, CanTeen encourages Members to share their experiences, make great friends...and of course, have fun!
The touchstone of CanTeen is the belief that young people, through meeting and talking with one another, would be better able to cope with the uncertainties of a cancer diagnosis within their family.
We get it. Just when life should be full of possibilities, cancer crashes into a young person’s world and shatters everything. CanTeen is the game changer.
PO Box 540
Kotara NSW 2289