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Trying Not To Forget

Hi My Name Is Charlie And I was wondering if anyone else knows how it feels to feel like you are forgetting your loved ones. Someday's I can't even remember her and it's only been 4.5 years. I don't remember what she looked like, what she smelled like,...

Loneliness, Isolation, and the lingering feeling of Hope.

Y’know, I wish that I didn’t have to write this. But I feel as if I have to. Because loneliness affects each and everyone of us. It can strike at a moment’s notice, or slowly creep into our lives, unswayed by our feeble attempts to keep busy as we...

Good music

Any one know of good music to listen to, to just escape and relax.

Dads Cancer

Hello, My names Bree, I'm a 16 year old girl and i'm caring for my sick father after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer, He was diagnosed on the 17th December 2019. I was and still am not that close to him, it's been that way all...

Dealing with Life

Hi, So I don't know if anyone is going to read this but I thought it might be helpful just to write about my feelings and see where it goes. Basically at the end of 2019 my mum go diagnosed with multiple myeloma and stage 3 lung cancer, this...

um hi there

hi hello, guess im here, and you're here reading this so a few months ago my dad died of melanoma and I haven't been feeling the best. so I reckon maybe a blog could help me release those emotions. who knows where this will go. lemon :/

How to draw with Jess

have a steady hand and relax also do the sketch light so it is easy to erase if you made a mistake 😊

yo, this is my story i guess (germinoma, brain cancer)

for a while before any diagnosis was made, i had been struggling with symptoms such as extreme tiredness, sudden loss of sight, and disrupted sleep. i went to the doctors multiple times but nothing was very clear as the symptoms weren't being looked at...

Comfort Item go to

i was wondering if anyone else had a comfort item/object that got them through their tough times. this is my teddy ella from build a bear

Coping with Cancer

This is an article I wrote for Bold Magazine at headspace Mildura about my experiences with canteen and how they have helped me through a really tough time in my life. I was encouraged to post it by one of the Canteen leaders I've been in touch with for...

My Nana's in Hospital and I'm taking a holiday.

14/10/2019 Hey everyone, so this is my first post on this blog so I am still trying to figure out what I'm doing.   I should warn you now, I am going to ramble so please bare with me and in case anyone was wondering why I'm posting my holiday...

First time writer and I do not even know

To whoever reads this, I don't know if anyone will but hey that's cool. I just need to get this out somewhere and I don't really know. I've found that's a common theme in my life currently, I just do not know. When anyone asks how I am, or...

im scared to lose my dad

hi im new to this my school councellor suggested I connect with canteen and write a blog about what has happened in my life and my parents lifes that involves their cancer. so 7 years ago my dad was diagnosed with throat cancer I don't remember much of...

Leadership meeting

Hi anyone who is in the leadership group. Could they please tell me if it’s the first Tuesday of a month for the leadership group

From a CanTeen YP to the community

Just to explain to folk, I am Sally, a counsellor here at CanTeen. This letter was written by a CanTeen member who wishes to remain anonymous but really wanted to share this with everyone. If you want to chat after reading this, just send us a private...

Crazy Observations

This is my first time on canteen connect (used to be active on the previous version) and I started scrolling through the 'People Like Me' section and was blown away. I had one filter. One. My parent has died from cancer. One filter and pages and pages of...

Life with cancer and music

test Hey my names Summah my life with cancer started at the age of only 7 years old. One day before my Seventh Birthday the 2ndof July when I started getting older I found that music was very Therapudic. Tbh I don’t know what my life with cancer would be...

My cancer journey

Hello everyone, I am Emily . I am 17 and from Whyalla, about 5 years ago my life was turned upside down when I was diagnosed. I was diagnosed with an Astrocytoma stage 2; the tumour is central in my brain and therefore inoperable. They did a biopsy and...

My Dad's Agressive Cancer

This is my first time posting and I didn't think I would post anything when I first found out about my dads cancer in late November. But I have a very busy and stressful life and I've been trying to ignore what's happening with my dad because I don't...

Going to funerals after a loved one has passed

I just wanted to put some feelings out there. I have been to 2 funerals since my mum's one, and I wanted to hear of others thoughts. I have had the same experience as my mums. I don't cry. At mums though I did cry when the hearse drove...