Presenter: Wayne Bucklar
Guest: Peter Orchard
Guest Bio: Peter is Chief Executive Officer for CanTeen, having commenced in March 2012. Peter’s background encompasses a significant breadth and depth of experience across health and more specifically youth focused initiatives.
Prior to commencing at CanTeen, Peter was a Director at Australian Healthcare Associates. Previously, Peter helped establish and was then appointed Deputy CEO of Headspace – National Youth Mental Health Foundation. His work with headspace included the establishment of the national organisation and the first 30 headspace centres, which involved working collaboratively with federal, state and local stakeholders.
Peter’s earlier history included 10 years work with homeless young people in a range of roles, including as a family therapist and program manager.
Segment overview: Peter discusses their charity organization CanTeen in today’s segment. They support young people when cancer turns their world upside down and helps them cope with the physical, emotional and practical impact of living with cancer. The charity provides specialist hospital care, counselling and individual assistance as well as information and peer support programs for 12-24 year-olds affected by cancer. They provide funding for specialist hospital care, counselling and individual assistance as well as information and peer support programs.
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Wayne Bucklar: You’re listening to Health Professional Radio with Wayne Bucklar and today my guest on the phone today is Peter Orchard the CEO of CanTeen, an Australian organization. Peter, welcome to Health Professional Radio. Tell us first a little bit about CanTeen and what it does.
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