Parents and whānau support

family of three who receive family cancer support from Canteen


Your whānau doesn’t have to face cancer alone. There’s support for you too because Canteen understands that cancer affects the whole whānau. As part of our mission to provide accessible cancer support for families, Canteen also offers online support services to parents through Parenting Through Cancer - an online community where parents impacted by cancer can get free expert advice, counselling, and the chance to connect with others in similar situations. Brought to you by Canteen Australia and Camp Quality Australia.


Cancer is a disease of the body's cells. Normally cells grow and multiply in a controlled way, however, sometimes cells become abnormal and keep growing. Abnormal cells can form a mass called a tumour. We've put together some easy-read guides on different cancer types that may affect rangatahi or a member of their whānau.
two young people who are receiving cancer support for families and young people are sitting on a couch and laughing

Support forRANGATAHI

Cancer in the whānau brings immense challenges. Canteen provides a wide range of free support services to help rangatahi manage the specific challenges they’re dealing with.

Rangatahi stories

Hear stories from some of the incredible rangatahi we support.


Read through the resources we have available in support of guiding you through the challenges of cancer.

Rangatahi development grant

A financial grant that rangatahi supported by Canteen can apply for, which aims to assist them to grow and thrive.