CanTeen's mission is to support, develop and empower young people living with cancer. They do this by providing an Australia-wide peer support network for 12-24 year-olds, including:*
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
They provide young people with a place where they can simply be young people, away from the day-to-day pressures of living with cancer in the hospital or at home.
Through a wide range of free programs, services and resources, CanTeen encourages young people to share their experiences, make great friends and of course, have fun!
*Young people who don't quite fit these descriptions might still be able to join - please contact CanTeen for more information.