Child, adolescents and young adults

Cancer Council Tasmania’s Cancer Support for Under 25s is a state-wide program supporting Tasmanian families of children, adolescents and young adults with cancer up to the age of 25 years and survivors of childhood cancer.

There is a range of support and information available for families when a young person is diagnosed with cancer during and after treatment.

The Under 25s program can assist young people, family members, friends, health professionals and the wider community with:

  • Guidance on the range of community services available to assist young people affected by cancer and their families;
  • Information on aspects of childhood cancer, adolescent and young adult cancers;
  • Resources, brochures and books for those diagnosed with cancer and their families and schools;
  • Emotional support for immediate and extended family

For further information, please contact our Cancer Support Co-ordinator on 6169 1900

Financial Support

Financial Assistance is available for families adjusting to a change in their financial circumstances after a cancer diagnosis.

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Seize the Day Awards Scholarships


The Seize the Day Awards are offered as part of Cancer Council Tasmania’s  Under 25’s program, which support families with children, adolescents and young adults with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer and the professionals that care for them.

For further information, please contact the Cancer Council Tasmania or call Sarah on 6169 1900.


A big thank you to our major sponsor for Northern Tasmania, Cape Hope Foundation


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Children and Cancer Websites

Click through for some useful links on children and cancer.

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Schools and School Communities

“Cancer in the School Community – a guide to staff members” is a fantastic resource with information on how to support students, colleagues and family members affected by cancer.

It includes practical strategies and information about cancer, grief and support resources. Covering topics such as; Information about Cancer, Talking about Cancer, When a Student, Family Member and/or Staff Member has Cancer, The Bereaved School Community and Finding Further Support.

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Talking to Kids About Cancer

A guide for people with cancer, their families and friends on how to discuss the topic with children.

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