Hi, my name is Ryan, I’m 16 years old and I’m currently in year 11. I live with my two brothers and my dad. In late 2007, my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. As I was really young at the time, I had no idea what that meant, but as I got older I began to understand what it was and so it became harder and harder to deal with.
In early 2013, I joined Canteen. It was a massive game-changer, even from the first program I went on. I could tell how amazing Canteen was and how amazing every other member was too. Canteen has helped me through tough times with the peer support they offer and the forums on the online platform. It all really helps me feel connected with the whole Canteen membership, including the people I can’t see on a regular basis.