Congratulations to CanTeen’s Listen Up Group who have been awarded a New Zealand Youth Award by the Ministry of Youth Development. This prestigious honour recognises the significant contribution Listen Up has made to their community representing the views and perspectives of young people living with cancer across New Zealand.
Listen Up representatives alongside Italia Jensen (CanTeen Patient Support Co-ordinator) received the award on behalf of the many young people involved in this group, at Parliament on the 11th of April. Listen Up was established to give young people a platform to drive change in the matters that most affect them.
They do this by using the power of the group voice and collective experience to identify challenges, raise awareness and affect action. The group directly influenced the direction of the AYA Standards of Care with up to 80 young people providing feedback and input.