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The songs that sustain us... (a thread for music!)

Hi everyone!

In my conversations with parents, carers, and young people, I often hear stories about the songs and music that sustain people through tough times.

In the midst of the appointments, the information, the grief, and the tasks of getting to...

Canteen's Reconciliation Action Plan

Hi Parents of Canteen! We're here to update you on an exciting development from our organisation - the launch of our very first Reconciliation Action Plan! You can take a look at it on our website here:...

Introduce Yourself!

Welcome to the CanTeen Connect Parent Forums. Tell us about yourself. :)

Ideas to get through your journey in parenting through cancer this holiday season

Ideas to get through your journey in parenting through cancer this holiday season

Open up lines of communication with your family

If they’re old enough to ask the questions, they’re old enough to hear the answer in an age appropriate way. Of course...

Dumb arse things people say

Upfront I'd like to acknowledge that I'm sure people just want to connect and I'm positive that the majority of people are coming from a place of love and support, and they don't want to hurt with the things they say. Nonetheless I've been hit with some...

How to Deal With Grief in Front of Your Children When Your Partner Died From Cancer

Even though you may have known your partner was going to die, nothing can prepare you for the grief you feel when it happens. It can feel overwhelming at times. On top of that, you may be trying to hide your grief from your children or worried about how...

Moving through it

My wife died at home, some 27 months ago. Although on the surface we're "amazing" (my 2 daughters 20, 16 and I), on reality we're all sad, lonely and (dare I say it) depressed... and it still sucks. It doesn't really get any easier, you just...

Hello

My husband passed away just over 3 weeks ago. I have two daughters and I would like to connect with other people in the local area who have also lost their partner

Getting on with things after AML/BMT currently in remission

I find it difficult some days just get on with things I worried about every bit of pain and whether the AML is back or not

FREE tickets to Bernard Fanning in Sydney this Saturday!

We've teamed up with TEG LIVE to offer the chance to see Bernard Fanning + special guests in Sydney this Saturday!

This show is one of over 1,000 COVID-safe performances in live music venues in Greater Sydney and regional NSW in November (Australian the...

We don't "move on" from grief

Here's a TEDtalk on grief that may be of interest: In a talk that's by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, writer and podcaster Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. Her candid approach to something that will, let's face it, us...

Bereaved Parents/Carers group

Canteen will be hosting a bereaved parents/carers group for all those parenting through grief/cancer. It will be a casual space to support each other and share insider knowledge around the themes of grief and loss. There will also be resources and shared...

Parenting through illness webinar – Wednesday 9 December

Parenting through illness webinar – Wednesday 9 December

Join us at our first free online webinar supported by Metricon in our Parenting through Illness series to learn about how to communicate effectively with your children, how to prepare for and tips...

Long term mental health issues

Do thers have an adult child (23) who is having mental health issues related to their childhood cancer journey

Moving Forward WITH Grief

Hi All, My name is Nogol. I am one of the Canteen Psychosocial Support Workers in South Australia. I came across this TEDtalk, in which Nora McInerny beautifully shares her experience with grief following her husband's death from brain cancer.

Grief to...

I'm a grandmother with a 14 year old grand-daughter

Should my grand-daughter be told about my breast cancer? She lives with us on alternate weeks (our son is her father) but her mother asked me not to tell her about it. We think she should know as its something that she might feel excluded about, when I...

We'd love to hear from you

Hi everyone! ☺️ My name is Fran. I recently joined Canteen as the Online Community Coordinator. I'm responsible for helping you get the most out of Canteen Connect.

Since I'm new, I'd really love to hear from you.

What do you want to see more of? you...

It's National Carers Week!

Carers are people who look after someone who needs help with their day-to-day living. There are more than 2.65 million carers in Australia, which means about 1 in 11 people in Australia are carers.

Carers provide support and help with daily activities...

Parenting Teenagers through Parental Cancer

Parents who have parented a teenager through a parental cancer experience are invited to share some of their family’s experience by participating in a confidential interview (Zoom or phone). They study is examining what was helpful and not helpful for as...

Free webinar: eSafety’s parent guide to popular apps

Hi everyone :)

We wanted to share this educational webinar being run by the eSafety Commissioner for all parents and carers. The aim is to help you and your children develop online safety skills.

"Taking a look at TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat and This...