Cancer Affects Everything
Every day over 40 young Australians find out their mum or dad has cancer. The research released today by CanTeen shows that these 40 young people are 6 times more likely to be at risk of mental health issues than their friends. To review the research click here.
In response to this research, CanTeen is launching a national public awareness campaign about the mental health issues that can arise in young people when dealing with a parent’s cancer and drive the message that “Cancer affects everything” and that “No young person should have to go through it alone” .
To support the young people that are in this situation nib foundation has provided funding enabling CanTeen to expanded its national team and offer a free counselling service and support books. To find out more about the free counselling service click here.
“This research clearly identifies the scale of mental health issues that are apparent in this group of young people,” says CanTeen CEO Peter Orchard read more.
The campaign launches nationally on November 15 and will include radio, TV, cinema, online and print coverage with a second phase being developed to run March 2013.
To watch click here
To listen click here
To read the media release click here
You can help us reach these young people and make sure they don’t have to deal with cancer alone;
- Find us on Facebook and post the campaign message
- Forward this url onto a young person you know http://www.canteen.org.au/default.asp?articleid=4632&menuid=467
- Tweet if you see the video at the cinema or hear the radio ad and include #canceraffectseverything
This CanTeen campaign has been proudly supported by MLC Community Foundation.
Campaign thanks to
Eardrum Australia- the radio ad was written and produced by award winning director Ralph Van Dijk. It focuses on a commonly expressed feeling of “being alone” and will be sure to give you not only goose bumps but a reality check. Listen here
Marlin Communications - the video was written and produced by Dan Greaves and Cassandra Gaunson and focuses on the journey and experiences of a young person until they come into contact with cancer. Watch it
Thanks to all the networks involved in helping us to reach the widest audience possible.