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Space Programme 2022

14 Nov, 2022

Space Programme 2022

Studies have shown that rangatahi with a cancer diagnosis may experience anxiety, sadness, and worry, and may have little opportunity to connect with other rangatahi undergoing treatment.

CanTeen’s Space Programme is an online therapeutic programme for rangatahi aged 13-24 who are going through active cancer treatment. The sessions are held over Zoom once a week over three weeks and are led by CanTeen Psychosocial Support Workers.

The programme was developed to connect rangatahi with others experiencing cancer and treatment and support them to learn how to strengthen their adaptive coping skills to help manage the impact of their cancer experience.

CanTeen Psychosocial Support Worker and Psychologist, Kristina, ran the Space Programme in 2022 and said rangatahi who joined the programme found it insightful and supportive to hear different perspectives of how others feel.

“It provided a really comfortable space to speak openly about experiences, without judgement.”

“Until now, I hadn’t talked to anyone with cancer who was under the age of 50!”

To learn more about CanTeen’s Space Programme and find out when it’s next running, email info@canteen.org.nz

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