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Around 4,200 rangatahi are impacted by cancer each year in Aotearoa, whether it’s their own diagnosis or cancer in their whānau. CanTeen’s mission is to make sure they don’t have to face cancer alone.
Cancer affects everyone differently and at CanTeen, they get that. CanTeen provides vital services tailored to the individual’s specific needs and cancer experience. Their specially trained team offer a wide range of free services to support rangatahi, including individual support and therapy, peer-to-peer events and programmes, and online support through CanTeen Connect.
Their Psychosocial Support Workers provide rangatahi individual therapy and counselling, whilst their Youth Workers host events, ranging from movie nights and rock climbing to self-care workshops, across the country to provide rangatahi respite from the daily struggles that cancer brings. CanTeen also offers therapeutic programmes.
Rangatahi can also access support through CanTeen Connect, either online or via the app. It’s a safe space to connect with others in similar situations and counsellors are available online or by phone seven days a week.