Redkite is an Australian cancer charity providing essential support to children and young people (0–24 years) with cancer, and the family and support network who care for them.
Getting information and support is one of the best ways to look after yourself when facing cancer. If you're looking for other Australian organisations that might be able to help, here are a few other support services you might find useful:
The Cancer Council is the peak national organisation aimed at reducing the incidence and effects of cancer. The Council undertakes and funds cancer research, and provides information and support for people affected by cancer.
Camp Quality aims to create an optimistic community for families affected by cancer through fun therapy and education.
Guidance and advice for children, parents, grandparents, relatives, friends and the community on living with children’s cancer.
The Leukaemia Foundation is dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.
Provides support and advice to families who are or have been affected by neuroblastoma.
Support and information for brain tumour patients, families and caregivers.
Ronald McDonald House Charities has a wide range of programs to help seriously ill children and their families across Australia, all focused on making the journey to recovery as easy as possible.
Starlight Children's Foundation is there to lift the spirits of seriously ill children undergoing treatment, giving them the opportunity to laugh, play and be a child again.
CanTeen provides an Australia-wide peer support network for 12–24 year olds affected by cancer, including siblings and children of people with cancer.
Youth Cancer provides information and a support directory for young people with cancer.
Livewire is the safe online place for young people (aged 10 to 20) living with a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability, and their siblings.
ONTrac at Peter Mac provides a range services in Victoria to support young people, their families and the healthcare professionals who deliver care.
PICS aims to improve Victorian paediatric cancer care, working with the paediatric cancer community to establish coordinated services that are consistent, evidence based and family-centred.
Mummy’s Wish supports families with children under 12 while mum receives treatment for cancer.
Provides counselling, resources and support to individuals and families before and after the death of a loved one.
Centrelink can advise on payments for carers and people with disabilities that impact on work or study.
Fair Work Australia can help answer any questions about cancer and the workplace.
CRISIS SUPPORT SERVICES
If you need urgent support, please contact your treatment centre or one of the following services:
Lifeline, 13 11 14
Provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Kids Helpline, 1800 55 1800
Kids Helpline is a free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between five and 25.
1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548) firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated September 2015.