Resources

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

Gather My Crew app makes it easy to ask for the right kind of help from friends and family

Gather My Crew is an online help roster that uses technology to make it easy to ask for and coordinate the right kind of help from friends and family when going through a tough time.From the Gather My Crew website:We believe in a world where everyone a...

How to Keep People Outside Your Family Up To Date With Your Cancer Journey

There are probably many people who are concerned about you and want to know how you are going. To save you repeating yourself over and over, or answering questions when you really don’t want to, see the tips below.   Set up a private Facebook or other so...

Parenting Alone When Your Child Has Cancer

Caring for a child with cancer is tough for every parent. If you’re doing it alone, it can be physically and emotionally exhausting. These tips might help you reduce the load so you can better cope with parenting and caring for your child with cancer and...

Tips For a Young Carer When You Have Cancer

Being a carer for someone who is unwell can be really challenging – particularly for young people. These tips can help you understand and support your young carer. Understanding the impact of caring on young people Your child may be very careful not to...

When You Have Cancer and Your Child is Your Carer

A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to a family member or friend who could not manage without this help. Your child may be helping you with tasks such as cleaning, cooking and shopping, or physically with things like getting dressed, or taking...

How to Maintain Normal Family Roles and Rules When You Have Cancer

When someone in the family has cancer, it impacts everyone in the family. Normal routines are upended and family relationships and roles may change.  Changing roles can be difficult for everyone, so it’s important to talk together about how things will...

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 Tell My Children's Friends and Their Parents My Child Has Cancer

It’s up to you and your child to decide who you do or don’t tell about their cancer (or their sister’s or brother’s cancer), and how much you tell them. This advice may help you work out who to tell and what to say. Who to tell There is nobody that...

How to Tell Your Children's Friends and Their Parents You Have Cancer

It’s up to you to decide who you do or don’t tell that you have cancer, and how much you tell them 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 letting people...

How to Tell My Children's School My Partner Has Cancer

It’s important to let your child’s school know about your partner’s cancer diagnosis and treatment. School staff can support your child and make special arrangements with their assessments at this challenging time.  Why tell the school? Often young with...

Caring and Parenting When Your Child is Sick

Parenting can be a tough job on the best days! When your child is sick, caring for them (and other family members) adds another layer of challenges. Try some of these tips to reduce the pressure and ensure you can take care of yourself as well as else in...

Caring and Parenting When Your Partner is Sick

Parenting solo, on top of caring for your partner, is tough. Many parents struggle to fit everything in even without the burden of caring for someone who’s sick and having to parent alone. Try some of these tips to lessen the load and ensure you are able...

What to Say When People Keep Offering to Help When You Have Cancer

When people find out that you have been diagnosed with cancer you may be inundated with people coming to your home, or calling, or emailing, to offer help. Often the offers are the “let me know if there’s anything I can do to help” type.  These tips may...

What to Say When People Keep Offering to Help When My Child Has Cancer

When people find out that your child has cancer you may be inundated with people coming to your home, or calling, or emailing, to offer help. Often the offers are the “let me know if there’s anything I can do to help” type.  These tips may help you and...

What to Say When People Keep Offering to Help When My Partner Has Cancer

When people find out that your child has cancer you may be inundated with people coming to your home, or calling, or emailing, to offer help. Often the offers are the “let me know if there’s anything I can do to help” type.  These tips may help you and...

How to Tell Your Childrens' School You Have Cancer

It’s important to let your child’s school know about your cancer diagnosis and treatment. School staff can support your child and make special arrangements with their assessments at this challenging time.  Why tell the school? Often young people with a...