Back to Cancer Australia's breast and ovarian cancer website
My Parents Cancer
Home     About this site     Medical jargon     Resources     Relevant links     Feedback    
For more information and other helpful sites

Click on one of the emotions above to read about how other people felt.
Rate this site
Let us know what you think of this site:
For more information and other helpful sites


There are many organisations who can provide you with more information and assistance regarding you mum's cancer. We have listed some of these organisations below. If you know of an organisation which we could add to this list, please contact us.

Back to Links Page


CanTeen - The Australian Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer
CanTeen is a national peer support organisation for young people (aged 12-24 years) living with cancer, this includes Patients, Siblings and Offspring.

CanTeen provides an opportunity for you to spend time with other people your own age who are in the same situation you are with a parent or primary care giver living with cancer.

The touchstone of CanTeen is that through meeting and talking with other young people who have "been there, done that", you are better able to cope with the uncertainties of a cancer diagnosis in your family. CanTeen provides a range of activities for you to do this through camps, weekends, workshops and outings.

2/24 Light St
Fortitude Valley QLD

Telephone 61 7 3108 1444


Seize the Day

The Queensland Cancer Fund peer support group for teenagers (aged 13-19 years old) who are coping with cancer either personally or with an immediate family member (example: Mum, Dad, Guardian, Brother, Sister). Being part of the group is a great opportunity to meet other young people who know first hand what it's like to experience cancer. The group meets in Brisbane for monthly pizza nights, and members statewide are welcome to join in an annual camp for a week of team building and fun activities. There is also an annual scholarships program to assist with tertiary study.

Salvation Army Family Support Services, Central & Northern QLD
Counselling Services
PO Box 5343 CQMC
Rockhampton QLD 4702

Telephone 61 7 4999 1999
Facsimile 61 7 4999 1915

Salvation Army Family Support Services, Southern Queensland
Counselling Services
GPO Box 2210
Brisbane QLD 4001

Telephone 61 7 3222 6666
Facsimile 61 7 3229 3884

[ top ]