Facing cancer can be isolating. People have told us that they sometimes find it helpful to hear from others going through similar experiences, so we facilitate free phone-based support groups for parents, grandparents and other supporters.
phone-based support groups
Our phone-based support groups or “telegroups” enable you to connect with others in similar situations from the privacy of your own home. Many people tell us that a phone call is more comfortable than a face-to-face group.
how does a telegroup work?
Groups of up to six people "meet" together on the phone for one hour each week for 6–8 weeks. Two professional Redkite social workers facilitate the discussion, but topics are decided on by the participants.
These groups provide a safe, supportive environment where you can share your experiences and feelings, learn strategies from others and share things you have found helpful.
You can participate from home or even while you’re staying in hospital. There's no charge beyond the cost of a local call and all discussions are confidential.
- One-off phone support group session for recently bereaved parents
- Four-week phone support group for grandparents
- Four-week phone support group for parents whose child has recently returned home from treatment
One-off phone support group session for parents of a child with a brain tumour
If you're interested in attending, or have some questions, contact our team via the details below.
1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548) email@example.com
Last updated August 2015.