7–13: Wellington event, CanQueer (online), National Camp (TBC)
14– 20: Taranaki event, Timaru event, Auckland event
21–27: Northland event, Dunedin and Invercargill event
28–4: Psychosocial event (online), North Hub – Drop-in (online)
29–3: Kāpiti event, Northland pop up
6-10: Wellington event
13–17: School holiday HUB days, Gisborne pop up
20–24: Palmerston North/Napier/Hastings event (online)
27–31: Taranaki event, Auckland event, NZ Psychosocial event (online)
3-7: Christchurch event, Auckland East and South event, Rotorua pop up
10-14: Wellington event, Auckland event, Dunedin and Invercargill event
17-21: Taranaki event
24-28: Kāpiti event, NZ Psychosocial event (online)
31-4: Christchurch event, Auckland event
7-11: Wellington event, Nelson event
14-18: Taranaki event, Tauranga pop up
21-25: Palmerston North event
28-2: Hamilton event, NZ Psychosocial event (online)
All of CanTeen’s events, activities and programmes are designed, delivered and evaluated to best meet the needs of rangatahi living with cancer. There are a core set of outcomes that we are seeking to achieve with all events, activities, and programmes:
– New and/or stronger supportive relationships with other rangatahi developed (peer support)
– A reduced sense of isolation (whanaungatanga/social connection)
– Quality respite and recreation experiences (a ‘break’ from cancer)
– Development of practical skills and/or effective coping strategies
– Increased knowledge of available support within CanTeen and in the broader community
– Increased knowledge of how/confidence to access these supports
We hold peer events in our main centres and regions across the country. Our Youth Workers (YWs) and Psychosocial Support Workers (PSWs) travel to regions within their hubs (hubs refer to our three geographical regions) to run these events, meet one-to-one with rangatahi and connect with stakeholders.
– North Hub (Taupo to Northland)
– Central Hub (Wellington to Taranaki and Hawkes Bay)
– South Hub (South Island)
We also have a comprehensive programme of online events including recreational events, casual drop-ins and psychosocial events and therapy groups run by PSWs. Camps are held throughout the year and range from recreational to therapeutic.
Youth leadership is central to who we are, what we do, and how we do it. Rangatahi can sign up each year if they want to participate in our leadership programmes, roles, and activities. Each hub has a leadership group that meets regularly, in-person and via Zoom, to work together on peer support activities, raising support for CanTeen, and sharing ideas and feedback on a range of topics. A National Leadership Camp is held at the beginning of each year to come together as a group.
Leaders act as ambassadors, advise on services, help to run events and programmes, and can apply to become Board Directors.