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What is Canteen Connect?


young person on their phone looking at cancer groups on the canteen connect app which provides free cancer support for cancer patients and young people impacted by cancer

Canteen Connect is set up for your experience, your way. Canteen's free cancer support and online community for young people gives you the chance to connect with others who understand what you're going through 24/7. Chat with a counsellor, meet new friends at our online social events, or simply connect from the comfort of your couch.

What you’ll find on Canteen Connect: 

  • People Like Me – Find and connect with other people who have similar cancer stories 
  • Discussions – Join conversations about anything and everything – from cancer through to your favourite movies, music and games 
  • Events – Change up your day and join one of our events 
  • Counselling chat – Counsellors are available online six days a week

How do I access?

You can now have Canteen Connect in your pocket, ready to take anywhere with you. Use it to connect with other young people impacted by cancer, chat about everyday life or get access to resources to help you through your cancer journey.

Download the Canteen Connect app today:

What's in it for me?

Regardless of your cancer experience or where you live, you can chat with other young people who understand exactly what you’re going through and add your voice to the conversations that matter to you. As part of the cancer support services that we offer, we created Canteen Connect so that you can socialise from the comfort of your couch with things like book clubs, gaming nights and crafting sessions. Plus our online counsellors are available seven days a week.

How do I get started?

It's so easy to join! Simply download the app via the links above or create your account here and away you go! If you're still not sure if you're ready, read our top tips to working out if it's right for you.