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Health Link factsheets
Good Afternoon Parents, My name is Pete. I'm one of the online counsellors here. For parents whose child finished cancer treatment, I would like to bring the Health Link factsheets to your attention. There are over 30 factsheets on the Children's Group a...
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Get me off this ride, im scared 😳
I was diagnosed about a month ago With stage three bowel cancer…. I’m 36. the surgery to have a colostomy bag fitted Happened quickly afterwards afterward. It still feels like a shitty Nightmare I can’t wake up from. Money is already a problem ( I Used...
R U Ok? Day (better late than never)
Hello amazing Parenting Through Cancer community! Mitch here – one of the Online Counsellors. We are a day late with an R U Ok? Post, but that’s ok, because we think it is important to keep the energy of R U Ok? all year round! Navigating the world of...
Cancer Hub
Have you heard about the Cancer Hub? Canteen, Camp Quality and Red Kite have come together under the one service to support families of a young person diagnosed with cancer (0-25). Cancer Hub can facilitate referrals into Canteen, Camp Quality and Red...
A letter from a parent whose child went through cancer treatment....
Hey there Parenting Through Cancer community. I am posting this on behalf of one of the parents in the community. This parent has a 5 year old child who has been through cancer treatment. This is a letter is to anyone with a child who is going through...
volunteer taxi
Hello to cancer interface. My discussions with CANCER CONNECT suggests a use for VOLUNTEERS who once a month or so offer to drive people to morning tea events, or other meetings. If this idea seems good, start it in your own district. If you are within...
National Families Week 15-21 May
Hi there all you wonderful parents, We are currently in the middle of National Families Week so I wanted to give a shout out to all our amazing families here at Parenting Through Cancer. We know that parenting and family life is a pretty tough gig but it...
Mother’s Day is coming… it can mean so many things. We’re here for you.
Hi Parenting Through Cancer Community, Mother's Day is coming up... and for many people it's a great time to celebrate how mothers, and important maternal and parental figures, have impacted our lives. Including (but not limited to!)... Mums, Step-mums,...
Change in the "Chat to a Counsellor" Hours
Hey amazing parents and carers, We just wanted to let you know that the Canteen Connect "Chat to a Counsellor" option is going to be changing a bit starting next Monday 28th of March. The new hours will be in AEST (Sydney, Melbourne time): Monday 10am -...
Resources - talking to children about cancer
Hi Parents, We get asked a lot of questions here at Canteen about how to talk to your children about cancer and I wanted to direct your attention to a great (short) video that our lovely national community educator, Shae Chester, here at Canteen has Once...
Happy International Women's Day!
As we celebrate International Women's Day and honour the women in our lives and the role women play in our homes, our communities, and in organisations we thought it would be lovely to share a Canteen article. Canteen has interviewed some of our young...
Grief During the Festive Season
Hey Connect Parents & Carers, If you are grieving these holidays, you know it can be a super difficult time... especially when everyone around you seems full of joy. I just wanted to take a few tips from an amazing instagram page called @griefspace\_ to...
Holiday season is upon us - share your wisdom!
Holiday season is upon us!  Typically, this year brings a lot of people a lot of joy, happiness, excitement, wonderful memories, and grateful spirit… which also translates to a whole lot of pressure to be happy when you’re dealing with the many impacts...
Come join the Parent Advisory Group
We are looking for new members to join our Parent Advisory Group! We believe that for us to be able to provide high quality, compassionate and helpful supports to those parenting through cancer that we need the insights and expertise of those with lived...
Come join our Parent Advisory Group!
We are looking for new members to join our Parent Advisory Group! We believe that for us to be able to provide high quality, compassionate and helpful supports to those parenting through cancer that we need the insights and expertise of those with lived...
EVENT - Parenting Through Cancer Online Workshop
Do you want to better understand the impact of cancer in the family on young people, what they need from you, and how to get extra support? Come along to this joint workshop by Canteen and Camp Quality. The topics covered are outlined in the flyer below....
EVENT - Surviving the Holiday Season
Date: 6th December 2021 Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm AEDT Location: Zoom The holiday season can be filled with joy, family, friends, gifts, and delicious food. It can also be a really challenging time for some families. Perhaps you’re spending it in hospital, or...
Parenting through Illness - Emerging Adulthood
Hi Parenting Through Cancer community, We wanted to share with you this short (14 minute) community education video all about parenting when your children become adults, whilst also living with an illness. We understand this is a really challenging time...
Family Project
Hey there Parenting Through Cancer community, Have you heard of the Family Project? Family Project is a charitable initiative designed to help support the mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of families through an inspirational and clinically daily...
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