1. About this service

    CanTeen is here for you if you're 12-25 and cancer has turned your world upside down.

    CanTeen is the game changer. We help young people 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, we also provide 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 we do.  CanTeen is the best place to help young people deal with the challenges cancer brings because we get it. 

    Free counselling for young people aged 12-25 whose life has been impacted by cancer in some way (e.g., parent, sibling, friend or self). Flexible delivery options (telephone, face-to-face, group & online/email). 

    For more information or to get support, explore the how we help section, email Canteen at or call 1800 835 932. You can also connect with Canteen on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.


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      • Service address

        Local office: 161 Flemington Road, North Melbourne, VIC 3051
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      • Phone

        1800 835 932

      • Urgency levels

        Direct Help, Some Help

      • Age group

        12 - 25 years

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  2. Canteen