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free cancer counselling



free cancer counselling

 

Whether you’re a young person facing cancer, a family member, or a close supporter of the family, this is likely to be one of the most stressful periods of your life. Everyone brings their own strengths to the situation, but sometimes extra support can be useful. 

how counselling can help

Talking to a Redkite Social Worker can help you build on your strengths, stay resilient through challenges and work through your concerns. Our professional social workers have years of experience talking to young people with cancer, along with their parents, family members and friends. We can help with things like:

  • Adjusting to a cancer diagnosis
  • Communicating with your treating team
  • Family and relationship pressures
  • Managing strong emotions
  • Sharing feelings and experiences in a safe, respectful space

Whether you want to talk about challenges you’re facing, goals you want to achieve, or your quality of life and wellbeing, the focus is up to you.

 

http://www.redkite.org.au/real-stories/stephens-story 

connecting with us

A member of our support team can meet with you face-to-face at our offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

 

You can also call us on 1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548) Monday to Friday, 9am – 7pm AEST. We’ll always try to connect you with the same person each time.

 

If you'd rather connect with us by email, contact support@redkite.org.au and we’ll get back to you in less than two working days. You can also have us contact you by phone or email at a time that suits.

 

When we evaluated our phone and email support, we found high satisfaction rates among our clients. Dowload our research snapshot [PDF 220KB] to find out more.    

is Redkite right for me?

We're here for:

  • Young people with cancer aged 24 and under. We need permission from a parent or guardian to support anyone under 14.
  • Anyone caring for a young person with cancer aged 24 and under. This includes parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, step-parents, carers, friends of the family and partners of diagnosed young people.

If you’re not sure you can contact us to check.

how long can Redkite support me?

We can support you whether you’re facing a new diagnosis, you’re in treatment, or you’re finished treatment. Our only requirement is that the diagnosed young person is aged 24 or under.

 

For bereaved families and friends, there’s no time limit – we’re here for you for as long as you need support if your loved one died before they were 25.

 

Whatever’s on your mind, we’ll do everything we can to help out.

contact us

TIS National interpreter services 1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548)  support@redkite.org.au

 

 

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Last updated August 2015.