Most people would agree it’s not easy being a parent. When you also throw a cancer diagnosis into the mix, it can become an overwhelming time for any family.

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Whether it’s the trauma of a child facing cancer, or your own diagnosis, it’s important to get support.

That’s why Camp Quality has joined forces with national youth cancer charity Canteen to expand services for parents and carers.

The Child and Youth Cancer Alliance, a partnership between the two charities, has launched the Parenting Through Cancer website. This provides a safe online space where parents of children, teens and young adults, aged up to 25 years, can access free professional telephone counselling and online support.

Through the platform, parents can connect with others experiencing the challenges of cancer in the family via discussions and private messaging. It is also the place to find relevant and trustworthy information to help parents navigate this difficult time.

The Parenting Through Cancer community ensures that, no matter what the cancer experience, there is support available for parents and their families for as long as they need it.

Simply visit, or, to access the free telephone counselling directly, call 1800 945 215.

Visit Parenting Through Cancer

Access free professional telephone counselling and online support.

Visit Parenting Through Cancer

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Cancer Hub

Visit, or call 1800 945 215 today, to get the practical and emotional support your family needs to cope with cancer.

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Free telephone counselling service for parents impacted by their own cancer diagnosis, or their child’s.

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Kids' Guide to Cancer app

Our Kids' Guide to Cancer app is a valuable tool for parents to help answer the most common questions children have about cancer in a safe, interactive and educational way.

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