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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...
RUOK day - from our Connect leaders to you
Hi everyone in the Parenting Through Cancer online community, Here's a beautiful video our Canteen Connect leaders made for the Canteen Community, this RUOK Day: A lovely reminder to check in with the people around us and to have those vulnerable about...
When Father's Day is Tough
Hi Parenting Through Cancer community, With Father’s Day this weekend we wanted to acknowledge the challenges this day can bring for many of our families. For some, it might be a reminder that your father is not physically present, although your bond It...
Parenting through COVID resources from Emerging Minds
Hey there Parenting Through Cancer community, Here are some resources from Emerging Minds re parenting through COVID that could be helpful.to you and you family. Sally, Canteen Counsellor :) ...
Life in lockdown with kids is hard enough.. But what about when cancer is in the mix?
Life in lockdown with kids is hard enough.. But what about when cancer is in the mix? How is it that you and your family are getting through?? What have you learned that helps? Please comment below as a way to support others in the community by sharing...
The Constant Changes of Family Life
As we all know, cancer changes everything. Young family members can often talk about feeling left out of decisions/discussions about what's going on while older siblings/kids talk about losing independence or feeling like their parents are being too talk...
NAIDOC Week - Heal Country
NAIDOC WEEK - Heal Country It's NAIDOC week! "This year, the 2021  NAIDOC Week  theme is ' Heal Country !' which recognises the significance of the land and calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect and maintain all aspects of  Aboriginal  and We...
when easter feels tough to get through: let's talk about that
Hi amazing Parent Connect community, So... the Easter long weekend is coming up. For some people here, that might have a particular meaning for you or your family, due to your faith or traditions; for others it's linked to holidays, and being with and...
Supporting Each Other
Share your tips and resources with other CanTeen Connect parents.
Easter Long Weekend Closure
The Connect Team will be taking a break over the Easter long weekend from Friday 2nd April, we will return on Tuesday 6th April 2021 from 10am. If you need immediate emergency assistance contact emergency services on 000 in Australia or 111 in New If you...
NDIS
Has anyone with a partner with cancer had any luck getting NDIS? My husband was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2014 now in remission and kidney failure in 2016 now on dialysis. He has multiple functional disabilities caused from his medical conditions. Any...
Cancer's lost generation
A lot of the work our Research team do is based on better understanding what it’s like to be a young person with cancer, including the sometimes elusive idea of friendship and connection. How do we measure that? What value do we get from it? And how do...
My story and how CanTeen has helped
Hi, I’m a mother of two boys, 15 and 13 and a carer to my husband, their father who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer 3 years ago. A year ago we were told he was terminal with 12 to 24 mths to live....😩 With advice from CanTeen...
Share your triumphs: what went well/right/or at least better than expected :)
Hi all, I'm Cara, one of the counsellors here... I'm new to this online space, but have been at CanTeen for about 3 and a half years, running camps and events for young people and families. It's been such an honour to read your stories - Fairywren's blog...
Remission and fear of reoccurrence
My son has been in remission for 9 months (Hodgkin Lymphoma), on surveillance and is doing well - he still feels anxious every time he has his bloods done, fearful of a reoccurrence. I worry about late effects and secondaries. Does the worry subside with...
Ways to make your holiday celebrations accessible to people with disabilities and chronic illnesses
Here is a great article about how we can make our holiday celebrations more accessible: https://bit.ly/2RZvEh0 How do you handle illness or disability during the festive season?
Anzac Day Closure
Hello amazing connect Parents and Carers, Just a note to let you know the counselling service will be closed this Sunday 25th of April. We would like to take a moment to acknowledge and remember. If you need support during this time, you can reach out 13...
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Introducing my daughter and myself
Food For Thought....
From kimchi to sauerkraut, paleo to vegan, plant based to full fat… So many confusing messages from around the place about what to eat, what our kids should eat and the impact on us all. And that’s not even considering the messages we get about food with...