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Cassandra-Canteen
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In my self-care kit...
Let's build a virtual self-care kit together. What's your number one thing for your own self-care kit? What helps make things a little easier when times are super tough? Examples in the above image... Mine would be my favourite tea, French Earl Grey.
Larajhc-ConnectLeader
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Covid-19 support
We all understand that right now is a tough time with the COVID situation. CanteenConnect is here to support you through this time, so us leaders have come up with an idea. To show support to our community, you could write a message on a post-it note, a...
Daddysbabygirl
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HELP - I'm in isolation and board
Hi everyone, So since eveyone is in lockdown right now, I thought it would be nice to find out what everyone is doing to starve of the bordom monster. I'm gardening (i planted seeds and now have to wait weeks before something happens) I started sewing a...
StrongerTogether-ConnectLeader
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laughter is the best medicine
Hello canteeners, As we all know that Australia and New Zealand are in lock down, these can be daunting times for use all. I know for myself that my anxiety starts to drive you insane, so i started to look for way to brighten the dull situation that we...
Alexandra
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Live Performances
Hello humans! I know that music is a really big part of self care for a lot of people and I thought it could be cool to share some of our (music related) aspirations. If you could go and see someone in a live performance who would it be?...
Cassandra-Canteen
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Contribute to a document on dealing with COVID + cancer
Dear Canteen community, We are living in difficult times with the COVID-19 virus. Our hearts, minds, bodies and spirits might be feeling all over the place. Your daily life might be very disrupted. We get it. Please know that Canteen is here to support –...
Jlily
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Isolation Activities
Hey everyone, hope you're all well! These are some crazy, unprecdented times that we're living in right now. I have had to self-isolate due to my compromised immune system, and thought I'd share some ways I've been keeping myself busy, as I'm sure a lot...
Viv-CanTeen
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Hygge - (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah)
Hygge is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cosy, charming or special. Hey Everyone!! It's been pretty cold and rainy here in Otautahi, Aotearoa New and I...
Jlily
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Favourite Recipes
Hey CanTeen-ers Following on from my previous discussion about isolation activities, I thought I'd start one where we can share our favourite recipes, so feel free to share links and photos below! My favourite for banana bread is this Donna Hay one I add...
hello_sidney21
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Mucositis
Hey guys ! Hope you are all doing well and making sure your looking after yourself extra careful during this scary time of covid 19. Today I would like to talk about Mucositis and how daunting it is for me coming up to my final round of chemo knowing...
Counsellors-Canteen
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Coronavirus
Hi everyone,  We want to give you an update on how Canteen is managing coronavirus (COVID-19) as we’re having to make some changes to the way we provide support in the next few months.  You may be aware that cancer treatment can weaken the body’s immune...
Cassandra-Canteen
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Favourite quotes?
Hi everyone, Tell us all about your favourite quotes below! This includes lyrics, poems, sayings, verses, movie lines etc. This is one of mine:
Warrior2019
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I lost my mum
2 weeks ago my mum died from lung cancer, she battled for so long and she was in hospital for her last few months part of me is guilty I didn’t go see her in her coffin when she did pass away but I was already traumatised after I...
AlanaW
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Lyrics
So we all know how much CanTeen members love their music, and how many of us are musically gifted, so I wanted to use this space to jot down any lyrics to songs that speak to you, or remind you of parts of your cancer journey. No genre, or...
Peeta22
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Pets!!!!!!
This is my doggo Bella she’s been through everything with me. She’s my rock. Share your pets!!!!
Counsellors-Canteen
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NYE chat/Join us online this Sat 4th: Values Vision Board making sess! :)
Hey crew, It's the last day of 2019... what has this year looked like for you (of course, in GIF form)?: or or or even ? No matter what 2019 was for you, Connect is here for you in 2020! We already have about 5 people signed up for...
Counsellors-Canteen
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Australian Fires
Hi Canteen Connect community! We wanted to acknowledge the bushfires burning around Australia at the moment, and check in with you to see how you’re being impacted. These kind of events can feel really overwhelming, unpredictable and out of control. that...
SarahK-CanTeen
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Completed cancer treatment? Take part in an online support group starting this Saturday!
Recapture Life is a program for people 15-25 years of age who: have completed curative cancer treatment want to learn coping techniques and strategies for getting back to “normal life” after cancer keen to talk with other people in the same boat are for...
Cara-Canteen
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The best movie to watch on a 'sick day' is...
Hey Connect champions, just a short and sharp discussion starter today... What's your go-to 'sick-day' movie? You know, that one you watch over and over when you're unwell, tired, overwhelmed etc, and it makes you feel comfy? Maybe it's changed over teen...
hello_sidney21
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Beauty talk
Hey y'all my name's Janine and I was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma in July and had been doing two rounds of chemo before surgery. ( I've done surgery to remove the tumor/put in steel/prosthetics now lol still recovering). Anyway my question to you...