Cancer support for you



1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548)

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support@redkite.org.au

 


Redkite’s cancer support services are available for children and young people up to the age of 24 and their families. 

 
Redkite can offer cancer support at any stage of the cancer journey including: 
  • When recently diagnosed
  • During treatment
  • When you return home from hospital 
  • Through your grieving period if you lose a child to cancer
For more information on how Redkite can assist you and your family see the links below, speak to the social worker in your hospital or treatment centre about Redkite’s national services or contact Redkite directly on 1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548) or support@redkite.org.au.
 

Have our support team contact you

It can be hard to find the right time to speak with someone about ways they might be able to assist. If you’re curious about what Redkite can do for you, our support team are happy to contact you to talk through your situation, and where we can help. Have our support team contact you.

 


 Hospital based cancer support services 

Hospital based support

If your child is in hospital or you are a young person undergoing treatment, Redkite is here for you with a range of cancer support services. Redkite’s care also extends to your family. Redkite’s services include:
Community based cancer support

Community based support

No matter where in Australia you live, the following cancer support services are available to you. Redkite can provide information, resources and professional counselling. The following support services are available:

Financial assistance

Financial assistance

If you find a cancer diagnosis puts financial strain on you or your family, Redkite can help. Redkite understands that your expenses may increase at time when household income decreases because you need to reduce or stop work for treatment or to be at your child’s bedside. Redkite’s financial assistance includes
Education assistance

Education and career assistance

Long stays in hospital and prolonged treatment can interrupt school, university and work. Redkite's education support grants can help children and young people follow education and work goals. 

 

 

 
Your local Cancer Council can also provide emotional support and information about legal, accommodation, transport and financial issues. There is no age bracket for their services.
 
For age-appropriate peer support activities and family programs like camps, you may want to get in touch with Camp Quality (for children aged 0-12 years) or CanTeen (for teenagers and young adults aged 12-24 years).