ACT Youth Cancer Support Service

About Us

The ACT Youth Cancer Support Service is based at Canberra Hospital and supports young people 15 years and over.   If you are under 15 years of age, you will be referred to one of the specialist Sydney children’s hospitals in Randwick or Westmead, NSW.

 

The service sees young people from all over the ACT and southern NSW.  We work closely with your treating team to ensure you have all the support you need.

 

Referrals

Health Professionals can make referrals by contacting us on the details below and/or send a completed referral form to our email address:

Tel: (02) 6174 5788

Mob: 0478 401 535
Email: AYANCC@act.gov.au

Fax: 02) 6244 2887

You and your family can also phone or email our YCS team to ask about coming to our service.

 

Where to find us

Canberra Hospital
Yamba Drive,
GARRAN ACT 2605

 

 

Meet the Staff

Our staff are experts in their fields and have a lot of experience working with people in your age group.  Early on when you come to the hospital, you will be introduced to the whole team so that at any point in your cancer journey you will have someone who can help.

 

Meghann Lang

BNursing RN, GradCertAdolHlthWelf (Oncology), GradCertCancerNursCancerSpecialist Nurse

Meg has worked in cancer services for over 10 years. Meg completed a graduate certificate in cancer nursing in 2009 and more recently, completed a graduate certificate in adolescent health and wellbeing. Meg has a keen interest in supporting young people diagnosed with cancer and enjoys being an advocate and support for them.

Tel: 02 6174 5788
Mob: 0478 401 535

Email: AYANCC@act.gov.au

Katie Carlson

BSW, MSW

AYA Social Worker – Cancer Psychosocial Service

Katie has been a social worker in various hospitals since 2006. Following her move to Canberra in 2014 Katie worked with CanTeen, and in 2015 commenced as the AYA social worker with the Cancer Psychosocial Service at the Canberra Hospital. Katie’s role is to support patient, partners, carers and family members to adjust to the diagnosis of cancer by providing practical, emotional and crisis support. Katie takes a holistic approach to patient care and can also provide counselling support to patients, partners and families throughout the cancer experience.

Tel (02) 6174 8444

Email: katie.carlson@act.gov.au