What is Truce about?
Living with a parent or caregiver with cancer can affect your life in almost every way, from your thoughts and feelings to everyday life. Some changes are really big while some are not as noticeable.
- Do you feel that no one understands what you're going through?
- Do you every feel shocked, numb, scared, angry or guilty about your parent or caregiver's cancer?
- Do you feel that you're not coping or are out of control?
- Do you want support to deal with your thoughts and feelings about your parent or caregiver's cancer?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you may want to think about taking part in Truce. Truce is a new 7 week group skills-based program run by CanTeen to help young people (aged 14 to 22 years) cope better with having a parent or caregiver with cancer. It aims to help you deal with difficult thoughts and feelings, help you communicate with people (especially your family) and live your life based on your values.
We need to test if Truce works and how well it works, by having some young people access the program. Young people who agree to take part will either be able to start attending a Truce group shortly after signing up or after a waiting period. This is decided by change (like tossing a dice) and is done so that we can compare Truce with other types of support young people who have a parent or caregiver with cancer currently receive.
By taking part in this study you will help us support young people in the future to cope better with their parent or caregiver's cancer.
Please take a look at the tabs on the left of the page to find out more about participating in Truce.
CanTeen Counselling Services are funded by nib foundation. The Truce evaluation is funded by a Rotary Mental Health Research Grant.