Labor congratulates youth cancer charity CanTeen on today’s launch of its groundbreaking website to support young people living with cancer.
CanTeen is a superb organisation and Labor has been proud to support this wonderful organisation both in, and out of government.
The CanTeen Online Support Platform will provide young people and their families with 7 day a week online access to professional CanTeen counsellors.
The online platform was funded with a $2 million grant from the Department of Health through the former Labor Government’s E-Mental Health Strategy.
It will provide young people with information and an online community where young people can connect and share their experiences through blogs, forums and testimonials.
CanTeen estimates 23,000 young Australians are impacted every year by cancer, either through being diagnosed themselves or having a parent, brother or sister diagnosed with cancer.
In Labor’s final Budget we also announced $18.2 million for the ongoing work of CanTeen, to allow it to continue its superb work assisting young people dealing with cancer.
I congratulate CanTeen for launching this online platform which will offer young people struggling with the effects of cancer professional support seven days a week from anywhere in Australia.