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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...
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...
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...
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...
Navigating the Holiday Season
This time of year puts a lot of pressure on us to feel joyful. But what if we are ill or grieving? Here are a couple of resources that discuss grief and coping during the holiday season: No Filter Podcast: The Empty Chair At The Christmas Table Young...
We forgot about us
When we are in the thick of being a parent and carer of someone with cancer, we forget about "ME"! We run in over drive, just trying to get through to day! I pushed through this burning the candle at both ends and eventually it got the better of...
Support from Others, Values and Self Care
Support from Others, Values and Self Care 3 June 2021 6-7pm Canteen will be hosting a one hour workshop all about Support from Others, Values and Self Care. Key Points covered: Values and Parenting Support Options available from Others including family,...
How Counselling Support Can Help
Coping with a cancer diagnosis, treatment and its impacts on your life and your family is rarely easy. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed or stressed at least some times during your cancer journey. Sometimes, no matter how supportive your partner, family to...
Parenting Through Cancer: Virtual Drop in Group
Hey Canteen Connect Parent community! We will be hosting a virtual drop-in support group through Zoom about all things parenting through cancer in the modern world. You will be able to access the group via a computer, tablet or smart phone. This group of...
Special Parent Group: Father's Day
With Father's Day approaching we are acutely aware that for many in our parent community it can bring up a lot of feelings, some challenging and some joyful. We will be holding a special parent group the week leading up to Father's Day specifically on of...
Parenting through illness webinar – Wednesday 9 December
Parenting through illness webinar – Wednesday 9 December Join us at our first free online webinar supported by Metricon in our Parenting through Illness series to learn about how to communicate effectively with your children, how to prepare for difficult...
Ideas to get through your journey in parenting through cancer this holiday season
Ideas to get through your journey in parenting through cancer this holiday season Open up lines of communication with your family If they’re old enough to ask the questions, they’re old enough to hear the answer in an age appropriate way. Of course it’s...
FREE tickets to Bernard Fanning in Sydney this Saturday!
We've teamed up with TEG LIVE to offer the chance to see Bernard Fanning + special guests in Sydney this Saturday! This show is one of over 1,000 COVID-safe performances in live music venues in Greater Sydney and regional NSW in November (Australian More...
Here's to 2021!
It's that time of year when some of us like to reflect on where we've been, and where we're headed next. And in a year like 2020, that can feel like a lot to make sense of! We've found some questions that you might like to consider. Choose some that...
Parenting through illness webinar – Thursday 4 February
Parenting through illness webinar – Thursday 4 February Our research shows that when there is open communication within the family about cancer (or life limiting illness), the longterm wellbeing outcomes for children are increased. Join us at our free by...
Side of Stage - tickets to James Morrison to give away! (Show this weekend 22/2/2020)
Hey Canteen parents! It's exciting to introduce Canteen's Side of Stage initiative to the Connect for Parents community. Side of Stage has been providing Canteen young people the chance to win some amazing experiences at concerts and music events for the...
Letter from Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
Hi all, We have been asked to share this message from the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business. Please see below: Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Senator for Western 24 March...