Official Charity Partner
Over the last 6 years we have supported the following charities Life Without Barriers, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Ronald McDonald House Hobart, Leukaemia Foundation, Teen Challenge and Rural Alive and Well Inc Tasmania. Our combined donation to these organisations was $12,580.
In 2020 Agfest moved from the paddock to the cloud, and so too did our new Charity Partner, Canteen Tasmania!
Every year, another 600 young Tasmanians aged 12-25 are affected by cancer, whether it's a close family member's diagnosis or their own. Canteen offers free services to ensure that every young Tasmanian impacted by cancer has access to information, counselling, hospital-based treatment, peer support and leadership opportunities.
During COVID-19 Canteen is delivering online support through Canteen Connect. This is a safe space where young people aged 12-25 can connect 24/7 with others their age who truly understand what they're dealing with through discussions, direct messaging and blogs. Young people get support from their peers and Canteen's specialist counsellors on a broad range of topics from school and exam stress to family relationships and the additional anxiety COVID-19 is creating.
Young people impacted by cancer are up to six times more likely to face mental health issues like depression and anxiety than their peers. After just six months of support from Canteen, almost two thirds of young people impacted by cancer report improvements in their mental health and overall wellbeing.
Canteen will be with us in the paddock in May 2021, but until then please keep an eye on our social media pages for some fun and useful tips from Canteen on the best ways to get through isolation.
Online counselling is available seven days a week. If you have been impacted by cancer join the Canteen community and talk to others who truly get it at www.canteenconnect.org.au.