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CanTeen Ireland

CanTeen Ireland is a nationwide support group for young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years who have or have had cancer.

CanTeen Ireland is the national support group for young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years who have or have had cancer. We offer peer support in a relaxed and fun manner. We have residential weekends away, day support meetings, provide online support - workshops such as drama, music and online games. We also produce age appropriate information about cancer. Membership is free and we only charge a small fee towards the cost of our weekends away. We also run exercise programmes in conjunction with ExWell Medical.

We were founded by a group of dedicated health professionals in May 1990 and have since grown from strength to strength.

Our aims are to support, empower and develop young people who have, or have had cancer. CanTeen Ireland provides an opportunity for young people who have been affected with cancer to meet up in a relaxed and informal setting. Membership is free and we only ask our members to make a small contribution towards the cost of weekends away.

Currently we are proud to say that we have 260+ members. It is a testament to the success of the group that many of our members are now volunteer leaders, including our current Chairperson. We are the only support group in Ireland specifically for young people with cancer.





Cancer Types

Children's cancer

Centre Type

Cancer Foundation



Working Hours

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Centre Address

No. 4, Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7

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