Cancer and its treatment can change the life of a young person. After finishing treatment, you may find these resources and information helpful as you move forward.
- Canteen website: Life after treatment
- Teenage Cancer Trust website: Get help
- Macmillan Cancer Support: Teenagers and young adults (UK)
- Maybe later baby? A guide to relationships, sex and fertility for young people after cancer
- Wait…did you say “cancer”? A guide to supporting your partner when they have cancer
ONTrac at Peter Mac
- Getting to Grips with General Practice, A guide to general practice for young people 15 – 25 years old who have had a diagnosis of cancer
- Thinking Ahead, Your guide to school, study and work
- Being Ok … Being You, A guide for young people who identify as LGBTIQ+ and have cancer
Cancer Council Victoria web pages and booklets:
- Elephants and Tea: Website and online magazine written for and by adolescent and young adults patients (15 – 39 years) (US)
- 25StayAlive: An engaging, filter-free podcast educating and inspiring young people to be proactive with their health
- Cancer Council 13 11 20: Free telephone service managed by cancer nurses providing information, emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer
- Canteen: Counselling and individual support, peer support and programs, Canteen Connect (online community)
- Redkite: Support for young people (up to 19th birthday) and their families during and after treatment
- Headspace: Free online and telephone support and counselling for 12 – 25 year olds, their families and friends
- Australian Psychologist Society: Find a psychologist in your local area
- Lifeline 13 11 14: Online support services, 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention
- The Christina Ghobadi Foundation: Wellness grants for young people (18 – 30 years) living with or recovering from cancer (requires health professional referral). Grants of up to $500 can be used for gym memberships, yoga classes, books, tickets to sporting events and more.
The information on this page has been endorsed by the Victorian & Tasmanian Youth Cancer Action Board (YCAB), a 12-member board of young people who advise and guide the ONTrac at Peter Mac Victorian Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Service and the Victorian Government on youth related cancer programs and initiatives.