Meet other young people who really understand what you’re going through, share ways to cope and have some fun at the same time!
Something for everyone
We’ve got everything from bowling to cooking classes and casual ‘drop-ins’ at your local Canteen office.
If it’s tricky to get to a face-to-face event, Canteen Connect can get you socialising from the comfort of your couch with things like book clubs, gaming nights and crafting sessions. Queer, questioning or curious? CanQueer also offers a vibrant online community for LGBTQI+ young people.
Want to try an overnight Canteen program? Our EXPLORE, PEER and Quest programs are for you. They each focus on slightly different stuff, but all aim to give you time to connect with others, be active, deal with feelings if you need to, and take time off from cancer.
If your parent or carer has cancer
Getting the right guidance now and spending time with other young people in the same boat can really help. Truce allows you to connect with others who understand what it’s like when a parent or carer has cancer while our PEER program is all about support and taking a break from cancer.
Connect with other cancer patients and survivors
Learn how to strengthen your connection and coping skills through our SPACE program that’s specifically designed for young patients. If you’ve come out the other side of cancer treatment, Places You’ll Go can give you the strategies to thrive in your ‘new normal’.
Make sense of your sibling’s cancer
If you’re facing the challenge of a sibling’s cancer, hearing from other young people going through the same thing can be really helpful. Unpack how you’re feeling on our EXPLORE program or spend some time getting active, being social and focusing on YOU by going on our fun Quest program.