Other Support Services

There are other organisations that provide different types of support and services for young people living with cancer.

If you are unsure what sort of support you or someone you know might need, just give us a call on 1800 226 833 and CanTeen staff will talk you through the options.

Lifeline - 13 11 14

If you need to talk to someone urgently Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days week.

This is a national organisation that has useful information on counselling, health, accommodation and a whole lot of other services. They can help you deal with things like stress, depression and loneliness.

The Cancer Council

The Cancer Council is the peak national organisation aimed at reducing the incidence and effects of cancer. The Council undertakes and funds cancer research, and provides information and support for people affected by cancer.

Cancer Council Helpline
13 11 20 

Camp Quality

Camp Quality is the children's family cancer charity that believes in bringing optimism and happiness to the lives of children (aged 0-14) and families affected by cancer.

Red Kite

Redkite supports children and young people with cancer (up to the age of 24), and their families.They provide emotional, financial and educational assistance.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities has a wide range of programs to help seriously ill children and their families across Australia, all focused on making the journey to recovery as easy as possible.

The Starlight Foundation

The Starlight Foundation is there to lift the spirits of seriously ill children undergoing treatment, giving them the opportunity to laugh, play and be a child again.

e-Mental Health Portal

The Australian Government has also funded Mindhealthconnect to provide source of information, support and a gateway to therapy for people seeking online help for mental health issues.

The Behavioural Sciences Unit at the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children's Hospital

The Behavioural Sciences Unit is a leading paediatric psycho-oncology research unit dedicated to improving the lives of childhood cancer patients and their families. Until a cure for all childhood cancers has been found, it is the Unit's mandate to improve hospital initiatives through research to better support patients and their families from diagnosis to survivorship and bereavement.