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Support for young people

Diagnosis support pack teenagers and young adultsBeing diagnosed with cancer is a big thing and it can mean enormous change to your life, your family and your friends. You may feel angry, sad or worried about treatment. You can miss studies or work and have increased expenses. 

Redkite is available for teenagers and young adults up to the age of 24 experiencing cancer.

Support while in hospital

Redkite Social Workerscan provide you with support, counselling and information. They can let you know if there is a Redkite Music Therapist in your hospital.

A diagnosis support pack (pictured) is available for you during the first months of treatment. To access this support or for more information, please call 1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548) or email

Financial assistance

Redkite understands cancer and its treatment can bring financial strain, causing additional stress at a difficult time. Redkite financial assistance can help you with expenses such as household bills, petrol and food. Please contact your social worker for more information.

Ongoing support

  • Telephone support and email support are available no matter where in Australia you are.
  • Telegroups are professionally facilitated groups which bring people together over the phone.
  • Family days offer the opportunity to spend time together away from hospital and treatment regimes.
  • Bereavement support is available to parents, partners, siblings and grandparents.

Education and career assistance

Redkite can help you keep up with your studies, interests and work goals. Education grants can assist with tutoring, class costs and more. Please speak with your social worker for more information or contact Redkite on 1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548) or email

DVD support tool

Redkite and CanTeen have created a DVD support tool 'It's like this ...' The DVD offers teenagers, young adults and parents a practical and emotional support resource.

Find out more about Redkite's services contact us on 1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548) or email