Our mission

Canteen’s mission is to be in the corner of every young person when cancer crashes into their world.

Why does Canteen exist?

To be in a young person’s corner when cancer crashes into their world.

Who is Canteen?

We’re the people who support 12-25 year olds with cancer in their worlds, whether it’s their own diagnosis, a close family member’s cancer or the death of a loved one.

What does Canteen do?

We provide practical and emotional support tailored to the needs of young people and the chance to connect with others who are in the same boat.

When is Canteen vital?

When cancer turns a young person’s world upside down.

Where is Canteen?

We provide 24/7 online support and also have staff in every state and territory working with young people locally.

Why is Canteen essential?

Because cancer’s different in a young person’s world.