COVID-19 information and advice

Canteen is adding to the below information and resources daily, so please keep checking back for the most up-to-date help and advice.

During times of increased stress and anxiety – and particularly now during periods of isolation as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic – it’s important to know how (and why) to provide distance counselling and support. Canteen Connect’s Senior Counsellor and Psychosocial Team Leader, Cassandra Taylor, talks about the positive impact that keeping in touch and having important conversations with your loved ones and colleagues can have.

Paediatric and Adolescent Oncologist, and Director of the Sydney Youth Cancer Service – Dr Antoinette Anazodo – answers the most pressing questions from our young cancer patients and their families about COVID-19, including visitors at home, attending school or work, and what else you can do to reduce the risk of infection.

Clinical psychologist at the Sydney Youth Cancer Service – Dr Ursula Sansom-Daly – addresses anxiety and stress as it relates to social isolation, parenting through COVID-19, and how we can all find ways to connect creatively.

Canteen psychosocial support experts, Daniel Angus and Claire Malengret, take you through why social isolation can be much like dealing with grief, recognising the stages of grief when they happen, and the practical things you can do now knowing that we’re all in this together.

Hear from Canteen’s young people about what isolation is really like, from months spent in hospital to isolating from friends and family, at a time when we weren’t ‘all in this together’.

Hear from Canteen’s young people about what isolation is really like, from months spent in hospital to isolating from friends and family, at a time when we weren’t ‘all in this together’.

Canteen psychosocial team leaders, Ali Mills and Sanchana Venkatesh, discover what’s happening for young people right now, how to make sense of feelings of isolation, and ways to manage the path through it.