Resources

The CanTeen Parent Resource Library provides information and advice to parents when cancer impacts their family.

Looking after yourself

One of the best ways to help your children is to get help and support for yourself. Don’t try to do it all alone – call on your friends, family and others for help. Accepting support can reduce the burden on you and your children and help to limit the...

How To Manage My Thoughts and Feelings About My Child Dying From Cancer

Being told your child is not going to recover from cancer is incredibly difficult. You may be overwhelmed by all sorts of thoughts and feelings and fears about your child dying.   Managing your thoughts and feelings about your child dying There is no or...

How To Manage Your Thoughts and Feelings About Your Partner Dying From Cancer 1

Being told your partner is not going to recover from cancer is incredibly difficult. You may be overwhelmed by all sorts of thoughts and feelings and fears about your partner dying.   Managing your thoughts and feelings about your partner dying. There is...

How To Deal With Grief in Front of Your Other Children When Their Sibling Died From Cancer

Even though you may have known your child 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 other child/ren or worried about...

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 child/ren or worried about how...

How To Manage My Own Stress and Worries When My Partner Has Cancer

It is very common to feel stressed and worried when your partner has cancer and you are dealing with so much change and uncertainty.  There is no single, or best, way to manage stress and worry. Looking after yourself can help you maintain your wellbeing...

How To Manage Your Own Stress and Worries When Your Child Has Cancer

You can’t look after your child’s needs if you neglect your own.  Your children learn how to cope with serious life events by watching your reactions and behaviours. It’s important to take care of yourself so that your child sees you coping with the and...