Resources

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

How to Keep Normal Family Routines Going When You Have Cancer

Cancer and cancer treatment inevitably mean some disruptions and changes to your family’s routines. Keeping things as ‘normal’ as possible gives your children a sense of security and support in the midst of all the chaos and change.  Keep things as as as...

Dealing with Centrelink

The Australian Government (through Centrelink) provides assistance for people who have to stop work because of their cancer or to care for someone with cancer. It’s worth finding out what’s available to your family, so read on for tips about dealing with...

Money Matters: When You Have Cancer

Many individuals and families affected by cancer suffer financial stress. Often when someone in the family is diagnosed with cancer it means there will be extra, unexpected costs, and reduced income. This can be another stress when you are trying to deal...

How to Tell My Children's Friends and Their Parents My Partner Has Cancer

It’s up to you and your partner to decide who you do or don’t tell that they have cancer, and how much you share about what’s going on. This advice may help you work out who to tell and what to say. Who to tell There is nobody that you have to tell, but...

How to Ask for Help When Your Family is Impacted by Cancer

Asking for and accepting help is sometimes difficult. Family members and friends often want to support you, but don’t know how to, or are worried they might be intruding or bothering you.  Asking for help is not a sign you can’t cope; it means you can on...

How to Keep Normal Family Routines Going When Your Partner Has Cancer

Your partner’s cancer and cancer treatment will mean some disruptions and changes to your family’s routines. Keeping things as ‘normal’ as possible gives your children a sense of security and support in the midst of all the chaos and change.  Keep things...

How to Keep Normal Family Routines Going When Your Child Has Cancer

Your child's cancer and cancer treatment will cause disruptions and changes to your family’s routines. Having cancer treatment will disrupt your child’s routines and activities, and will also impact on their siblings.  One thing that helps children with...