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Finding Your New Normal When Treatment Is Over - Who Can Help?
Bringing your child home from hospital after cancer treatment can be a time of celebration, but there can be uncertainty too. Leaving the familiar routine and support system of hospital may feel like losing a safety net, and anxiety about symptoms can to...
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How Do You Deal With Changes In Appearance Due To Cancer Treatment?
Physical changes to appearance as a result of cancer treatment, such as hair falling out, can have a profound emotional effect on both adults and children.  Whether it’s the child’s own appearance that is being impacted due to treatment, or they to terms...
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How to support a child facing cancer at primary school
School can be a really challenging place for a child who is impacted by cancer, whether due to their own diagnosis, or the diagnosis of a sibling, parent or carer. In what should be a safe and supportive environment for a child, people at school may not...
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Have You Heard of Child Life Therapy?
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, they enter an unfamiliar world of doctors, treatment and hospital, which particularly for younger children can be frightening and difficult to understand. For parents navigating the hospital environment themselves,...
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Parenting through end of life
Sally McDonnell-Adams, Jerushah Connell and Shae Chester provide support for parents and carers who are facing their own or their partner's end of life and into bereavement, to assist them in supporting their children.
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Talking to younger children about cancer
Telling your children you have cancer is probably one of the most difficult things you'll ever have to do. Parents and carers often worry that telling the truth about their cancer will cause more distress for their children, but secrecy often makes worse...
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Parenting Through Cancer Terms and Conditions
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About Parenting Through Cancer 
We know that if we support parents through cancer, their children experience much lower levels of distress.   That’s why Canteen and Camp Quality joined together to create  Parenting Through Cancer , a safe online space where parents who are dealing with...
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Use the Cancer? app to help you ask the cancer questions you need answered
We have released a new app to support you through a cancer diagnosis! If you have ever been worried about what questions to ask or remembering all the answers, this app can help.  Features of the Cancer? app include: Read question lists developed by in...
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Sample letters for my child's employer
Informing others can create a more supportive environment for you and your children and ensure they get extensions or special consideration as needed. Work letter template - Employee's sibling has cancer Work letter template - Employee's parent has Work...
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Sample letters for my child's school
Informing others can create a more supportive environment for you and your children and ensure they get extensions or special consideration as needed. School Letter Template - Child's sibling has cancer School Letter Template - Child has cancer School -...
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A Guide to Canteen for parents and carers
What's Canteen all about? Canteen understands that when cancer crashes into a family’s world, it can turn everything upside down. Cancer is the last thing anyone wants in their life, but now that it’s here, we can help you deal with it. This booklet you...
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Memories and Rituals
Talking about death and dying is a sensitive subject. Be sure to follow your own wisdom and modify and customise any presented strategies to best suit you and your family. Memories and rituals are important ways of maintaining your connection with the a...
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Talking with your child when their sibling has died of cancer
Talking about death and dying is a sensitive subject. Every child is unique and as a parent, you know your child and family best. Be sure to follow your own parental wisdom and modify and customise any presented strategies to best suit you and your The...
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Dealing with Grief
Dealing with grief doesn’t mean trying to ignore or ‘get over’ your loss. It means finding ways to live with the loss and take care of yourself and your family while you grieve.   There is no such thing as a ‘normal’ way to grieve. Some people cry openly...
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Coping with Daily Life When a Loved One Dies
When someone you love dies your life is changed forever . Understanding those changes, getting used to them and adjusting to them can take a really long time.  In the meantime, daily life goes on. Some people find maintaining their helpful. But that mean...
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Changes in Relationships
The death of a partner or child – and for your child their parent or sibling – changes your family structure and relationships. Grief also affects your sense of identity and your roles in your family and society. It’s not uncommon for family and to be...
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Taking Care of Yourself
When you’re grieving, it’s completely normal to feel like you don’t want to leave the house or just want to lay on the couch and eat chips. But taking care of yourself will help you get through both the emotional pain and practical challenges of the of a...
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Loss, Grief and Bereavement
Grief is the natural reaction to a loss – when someone close to you dies or you experience another loss that is significant to you, like a relationship breakdown or losing a job. ‘Bereavement’ is the experience of having someone important to you die, of...
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How You Can Help School Help Your Child When Your Partner Has Cancer
Once the school is aware of your partner's diagnosis, you can speak with them about the following supports they can tap into to help not only your child, but other students who may also be in a similar position.  Recommend programs and resources   on the...
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