April 8, 2010

Youth Affairs Council of South Australia (YACSA)

The Youth Affairs Council of South Australia (YACSA) is the peak body for young people and the youth sector in SA. We are a non-Government organisation working to secure meaningful improvements in the quality of young people’s lives, provide advice and support to the youth sector, and advocate to Governments and the community on the range of matters that affect young people.

For more information on YACSA and the work we do, please visit www.yacsa.com.au or contact us on (08) 8226 3080.

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