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Helping adults and children through every stage of the cancer experience

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Help paying for bills, groceries, and petrol

To help pay for everyday essentials when the budget gets tight

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Holistic support facing the challenges caused by childhood cancer

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Helping teens aged 13-18 who have or have had cancer achieve their goals

Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship

Helping teens aged 13-18 who have or have had cancer achieve their goals

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Age-appropriate books to tackle tough topics

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Age-appropriate books to tackle tough topics

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Family Wellbeing & Transition Program

Supporting you and your child during your time in hospital

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Using music to build resilience. Music therapy is available in children’s hospitals

Music Therapy

Using music to build resilience. Music therapy is available in children’s hospitals

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At The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Story Beads

At The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

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Izzy and Nic: The beads are her cancer story in colour

“Mother’s Day 2018 will be a day that I will never forget. My 12-year-old daughter was diagnosed with AML – Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.”

Izzy and Nic: The beads are her cancer story in colour

“Mother’s Day 2018 will be a day that I will never forget. My 12-year-old daughter was diagnosed with AML – Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.”

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Tara: ‘I won’t let this stop me’

“My diagnosis hasn’t just affected me – it’s also had an extreme impact on my family.”

Tara: ‘I won’t let this stop me’

“My diagnosis hasn’t just affected me – it’s also had an extreme impact on my family.”

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The emotional impact of childhood cancer on diagnosed children | Redkite

Emotions

The emotional impact of childhood cancer on diagnosed children 

A child with cancer can experience a whirlwind of emotions throughout their cancer experience. Here we discuss some of the things they may be feeling.

The emotional impact of childhood cancer on diagnosed children 

A child with cancer can experience a whirlwind of emotions throughout their cancer experience. Here we discuss some of the things they may be feeling.

Relationships

Bullying and childhood cancer

A child or teenager who has been diagnosed with cancer will go through treatment and as a result, can look different to what looked like before diagnosis. We look at how they might be the target of bullying and what you can do to help.

Bullying and childhood cancer

A child or teenager who has been diagnosed with cancer will go through treatment and as a result, can look different to what looked like before diagnosis. We look at how they might be the target of bullying and what you can do to help.

Emotions

Managing big feelings when going back to school 

It’s that time of year again, dusting off the school uniforms, shopping for school supplies, thinking about creative lunch box and snack ideas as we forge ahead into a new school year.

Managing big feelings when going back to school 

It’s that time of year again, dusting off the school uniforms, shopping for school supplies, thinking about creative lunch box and snack ideas as we forge ahead into a new school year.

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