CanTeen is the Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer.
CanTeen’s Mission is to support, develop and empower young people living with cancer. We do this by providing a high quality Australia-wide peer support network. CanTeen believes that through meeting and talking with one another, young people are better able to cope with the uncertainties of a cancer diagnosis.
CanTeen’s Members are young people aged between 12 and 24, who are cancer patients (called Patient Members), brothers or sisters of cancer patients (called Sibling Members) or young people with parents or primary carers with cancer (called Offspring Members). We also support young people who have lost a family member to cancer.
As well as offering a range of programs, camps, workshops and activities, CanTeen also provides information resources, an online community, and leadership training and opportunities. We support our evidence-based programming through our own research and advocacy teams; and our Members are involved at all levels of decision making in the organisation including holding the majority on the Board of Directors.
At CanTeen we place the needs of the young person at the centre of everything we do. We empower young people living with cancer to achieve optimal wellbeing and resilience throughout their cancer journey.
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