April 7, 2010

CanTeen - WA Division

CanTeen is a national support organisation for 12 - 24 year olds who are living with cancer. As a ‘young person led’ organisation, with young people making decisions at every level, it is the only organisation of its kind in Australia.

CanTeen's mission is to support, develop and empower young people living with cancer. We do this by providing an Australia-wide peer support network and psycho-social support to 12 to 24 year-olds, who include*:

Patients - young people who have been diagnosed with cancer

Siblings & Offspring - young people who have an immediate family member (brother, sister, parent or primary carer) who has been diagnosed with cancer; and

Bereaved Siblings & Offspring - young people who have had an immediate family member die from cancer

Through a wide range of camps and programs, CanTeen encourages Members to share their experiences, make friends...and of course, have fun!

*Young people who don't quite fit these descriptions might still be able to join - please contact us for more information. www.canteen.org.au or ring 1800 639 614

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