CanTeen helps young people (12-25 years old) cope with cancer in their family. Through CanTeen, they learn to explore and deal with their feelings about cancer, connect with other young people in the same boat and if they’ve been diagnosed themselves, CanTeen also provides specialist, youth-specific treatment teams.
By feeling understood and supported, young people develop resilience and can rebuild the foundations that crumbled beneath them when cancer turned their life upside down. That’s how CanTeen is the difference.
CanTeen works by having young people at the centre of everything they do. CanTeen was set up by a group of young cancer patients in 1985 and still have young people affected by cancer guiding the organisation at every level. Combined with CanTeen’s leading edge research into the emotional and social impacts of cancer, it ensures that they truly understand how cancer is different in a young person’s world.