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Family resources and tools

When a child has cancer, you need a trusted source of information.

We regularly update our collection of useful resources because cancer isn’t simple or straightforward, and there is always more information to be shared. Take your time to look through what’s on offer and what will work for you right now.

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WorkCompanion: Practical help to re-enter the workforce

“Having this support for me to re-enter the workforce has just completely changed the trajectory of our family, financially and helped me emotionally and mentally, feeling like I can achieve things again.”

WorkCompanion: Practical help to re-enter the workforce

“Having this support for me to re-enter the workforce has just completely changed the trajectory of our family, financially and helped me emotionally and mentally, feeling like I can achieve things again.”

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Counselling: when you’re ready, we are here

Redkite provides free counselling for adults. You can talk to us once or twice, or more often if you need. It’s up to you.

Counselling: when you’re ready, we are here

Redkite provides free counselling for adults. You can talk to us once or twice, or more often if you need. It’s up to you.

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How can Centrelink help my family?

Understanding and navigating Centrelink can be difficult and confusing. Below are some tips about Centrelink and other options that may be relevant to you and your family. 

How can Centrelink help my family?

Understanding and navigating Centrelink can be difficult and confusing. Below are some tips about Centrelink and other options that may be relevant to you and your family. 

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How to help mums facing childhood cancer

It can be hard to know how to help a mother when their child has been diagnosed with cancer. Offering the right help can make all the difference.

How to help mums facing childhood cancer

It can be hard to know how to help a mother when their child has been diagnosed with cancer. Offering the right help can make all the difference.

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A guide for grandparents of children affected by childhood cancer

This booklet answers some of the many questions which grandparents of children with cancer told Redkite they would have liked answered when their grandchild was diagnosed and during their grandchild’s treatment phase.

A guide for grandparents of children affected by childhood cancer

This booklet answers some of the many questions which grandparents of children with cancer told Redkite they would have liked answered when their grandchild was diagnosed and during their grandchild’s treatment phase.

Case Studies

Katie’s story: Music and childhood cancer treatment

Music can promote connection and strengthen relationships within your family. Katie explored the Redkite Music Box and thought it would be helpful for families facing the cancer experience.

Katie’s story: Music and childhood cancer treatment

Music can promote connection and strengthen relationships within your family. Katie explored the Redkite Music Box and thought it would be helpful for families facing the cancer experience.

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Things to do during the school holidays

These school holidays the kids can have fun and relax after a big term of school and parents can relax the routine and have more time to connect with their family.

Things to do during the school holidays

These school holidays the kids can have fun and relax after a big term of school and parents can relax the routine and have more time to connect with their family.

Case Studies

How children’s counselling helps siblings manage the effects of cancer

After Emily was diagnosed with cancer, Redkite’s children’s counselling program played a vital role in supporting the emotional wellbeing of Emily and her sister Lucy.

How children’s counselling helps siblings manage the effects of cancer

After Emily was diagnosed with cancer, Redkite’s children’s counselling program played a vital role in supporting the emotional wellbeing of Emily and her sister Lucy.

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Musical activities for children and teens with cancer

Music can be a real source of support during the cancer experience. Our Redkite Music Box activities for young children and teens going through cancer can help them through challenging times.

Musical activities for children and teens with cancer

Music can be a real source of support during the cancer experience. Our Redkite Music Box activities for young children and teens going through cancer can help them through challenging times.

Case Studies

Employment and childhood cancer: How parents are impacted

Dad Tom speaks about his daughter Bianca’s diagnosis, how it impacted his family, and the stress of caring for his daughter while also managing a demanding job.

Employment and childhood cancer: How parents are impacted

Dad Tom speaks about his daughter Bianca’s diagnosis, how it impacted his family, and the stress of caring for his daughter while also managing a demanding job.

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Tips to help families ease financial stress

Childhood cancer can have a large impact on a family’s financial situation. Here are some support services that may be able to help.

Tips to help families ease financial stress

Childhood cancer can have a large impact on a family’s financial situation. Here are some support services that may be able to help.

The emotional impact of childhood cancer on diagnosed children | Redkite

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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.

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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.

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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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Mindfulness through your five senses

Many big emotions come up when you’re facing childhood cancer, for parents and for children. The below mindfulness exercises can help you reduce and manage these strong feelings.

Mindfulness through your five senses

Many big emotions come up when you’re facing childhood cancer, for parents and for children. The below mindfulness exercises can help you reduce and manage these strong feelings.

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Setting up a healthy eating routine

Healthy eating is an important part of your child’s wellbeing. If your child is going back to school after cancer treatment, this article offers ideas on healthy lunchboxes and after school snack ideas. 

Setting up a healthy eating routine

Healthy eating is an important part of your child’s wellbeing. If your child is going back to school after cancer treatment, this article offers ideas on healthy lunchboxes and after school snack ideas. 

Support for the Christmas and holiday season for families facing childhood cancer | Redkite

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Support for the holiday season

No matter what the holiday season looks like for your family, here are some ideas that may help you through this time of year.

Support for the holiday season

No matter what the holiday season looks like for your family, here are some ideas that may help you through this time of year.

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Easing back into school after cancer treatment

With careful planning and consideration, the return to school can be a smooth transition. Below, we outline some tips for parents and teachers to help a child return to school at the end of their cancer treatment.

Easing back into school after cancer treatment

With careful planning and consideration, the return to school can be a smooth transition. Below, we outline some tips for parents and teachers to help a child return to school at the end of their cancer treatment.

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Taking care of your marriage when your child has cancer 

Parents face many challenges when their child is diagnosed with cancer. This article helps you to find ways of staying connected and supporting each other in your relationship.  

Taking care of your marriage when your child has cancer 

Parents face many challenges when their child is diagnosed with cancer. This article helps you to find ways of staying connected and supporting each other in your relationship.  

Family facing childhood cancer | Redkite

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What do families experience when facing childhood cancer?

The childhood cancer experience is often described by families as a marathon, an emotional rollercoaster and an overwhelming time for all members of a family.

What do families experience when facing childhood cancer?

The childhood cancer experience is often described by families as a marathon, an emotional rollercoaster and an overwhelming time for all members of a family.

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My student has cancer: Information and resources for teachers

When your student is diagnosed with cancer it can be hard. Here are some resources that can help teachers support their student.   

My student has cancer: Information and resources for teachers

When your student is diagnosed with cancer it can be hard. Here are some resources that can help teachers support their student.   

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Tips for keeping the family connected during cancer 

A childhood cancer diagnosis can disrupt the family in many ways. Here are some ideas to help keep your family connected.

Tips for keeping the family connected during cancer 

A childhood cancer diagnosis can disrupt the family in many ways. Here are some ideas to help keep your family connected.

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Understanding anxiety in children

Anxious feelings can sometimes be hard to spot and can manifest in different ways. Here we share common signs of anxiety and how to help children navigate this often scary and uncertain emotion.

Understanding anxiety in children

Anxious feelings can sometimes be hard to spot and can manifest in different ways. Here we share common signs of anxiety and how to help children navigate this often scary and uncertain emotion.

Life post cancer it's not always a celebration

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Post cancer treatment: It’s not always a celebration

It’s natural to think that once cancer treatment is over, the child is in the clear and it’s time for celebration. For the family, that is not always the case.

Post cancer treatment: It’s not always a celebration

It’s natural to think that once cancer treatment is over, the child is in the clear and it’s time for celebration. For the family, that is not always the case.

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How to be a supportive friend to parents of a child with cancer

From diagnosis to end of treatment and beyond, parents and carers looking after a child with cancer often have limited time to socialise, however, you can play an important role in helping to keep some normality in their lives.

How to be a supportive friend to parents of a child with cancer

From diagnosis to end of treatment and beyond, parents and carers looking after a child with cancer often have limited time to socialise, however, you can play an important role in helping to keep some normality in their lives.

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‘Forgotten children’ – the experience of siblings and how you can help

Siblings of children with cancer can experience a lot of change in their life and be directly affected emotionally and socially by their brother or sisters’ diagnosis. We take a look at how you can help.

‘Forgotten children’ – the experience of siblings and how you can help

Siblings of children with cancer can experience a lot of change in their life and be directly affected emotionally and socially by their brother or sisters’ diagnosis. We take a look at how you can help.

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The hidden costs of cancer

As outsiders looking in, it can be difficult to understand just how deeply childhood cancer can affect a family’s life. When a child is diagnosed, most aspects of their family’s lifestyle are impacted in some way, which can cause a lot of extra expenses that we may not think of.

The hidden costs of cancer

As outsiders looking in, it can be difficult to understand just how deeply childhood cancer can affect a family’s life. When a child is diagnosed, most aspects of their family’s lifestyle are impacted in some way, which can cause a lot of extra expenses that we may not think of.

Health

How to encourage healthy eating after childhood cancer

Creating healthier eating habits with your child can be difficult after cancer treatment. Here we share some fun tips and activities to encourage your child to eat heathier foods.

How to encourage healthy eating after childhood cancer

Creating healthier eating habits with your child can be difficult after cancer treatment. Here we share some fun tips and activities to encourage your child to eat heathier foods.

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Emotions and cancer: Coping tips for parents

Parents and carers of children diagnosed with cancer often experience stress, overwhelm and uncertainty throughout the cancer experience. Here are our tips for coping with strong emotions during this challenging time.

Emotions and cancer: Coping tips for parents

Parents and carers of children diagnosed with cancer often experience stress, overwhelm and uncertainty throughout the cancer experience. Here are our tips for coping with strong emotions during this challenging time.

Talking to children about cancer when a child they know has been diagnosed

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Talking to children about cancer when a child they know has been diagnosed

This resource is for adults who would like to explain childhood cancer to the children they care for who are aged 8-12. The resource includes age-appropriate answers for common questions children have.

Talking to children about cancer when a child they know has been diagnosed

This resource is for adults who would like to explain childhood cancer to the children they care for who are aged 8-12. The resource includes age-appropriate answers for common questions children have.

How books can help children with their emotions

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How books can help children with their emotions

Mum of two, Fiona, shares how books became a useful resource for her family to talk about childhood cancer throughout her daughter’s diagnosis and treatment.

How books can help children with their emotions

Mum of two, Fiona, shares how books became a useful resource for her family to talk about childhood cancer throughout her daughter’s diagnosis and treatment.

Childhood cancer: A father's perspective

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Childhood cancer: A father’s perspective

Depending on their role, each person in a family is affected by childhood cancer differently. This article outlines some of the common experiences dads can face during their child’s cancer experience.

Childhood cancer: A father’s perspective

Depending on their role, each person in a family is affected by childhood cancer differently. This article outlines some of the common experiences dads can face during their child’s cancer experience.

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Why it can be hard to ask for help

If you are closely connected with or know a family whose child has been diagnosed with cancer, you may want to offer your help and support. There is a big difference in how comfortable people feel about offering help and asking for help.

Why it can be hard to ask for help

If you are closely connected with or know a family whose child has been diagnosed with cancer, you may want to offer your help and support. There is a big difference in how comfortable people feel about offering help and asking for help.

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Childhood cancer: A mother’s perspective

What happens to mothers when their child is diagnosed with cancer? While each story is different, below we’ve outlined some common experiences mothers can face throughout their child’s cancer experience.

Childhood cancer: A mother’s perspective

What happens to mothers when their child is diagnosed with cancer? While each story is different, below we’ve outlined some common experiences mothers can face throughout their child’s cancer experience.

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Finance tips from parents of kids with cancer

Financial tips from parents and families for getting through their child’s cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Finance tips from parents of kids with cancer

Financial tips from parents and families for getting through their child’s cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Self-care during childhood cancer: what other parents say

Parents have shared their top tips for looking after your mental health when your child has been diagnosed with cancer.

Self-care during childhood cancer: what other parents say

Parents have shared their top tips for looking after your mental health when your child has been diagnosed with cancer.

Case Studies

How children’s counselling provides a safe space for big feelings

A case study about how effective children’s counselling is in providing a safe place for children to express themselves

How children’s counselling provides a safe space for big feelings

A case study about how effective children’s counselling is in providing a safe place for children to express themselves

Hospital and Home: Tips for families this holiday season

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In hospital and at home: Tips for families this holiday season

No matter what the holiday season looks like for your family, here are some ideas that may help you through this time of year.

In hospital and at home: Tips for families this holiday season

No matter what the holiday season looks like for your family, here are some ideas that may help you through this time of year.

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myRedkite User Guide for families

Resources myRedkite User Guide for families The myRedkite portal allows families to access the services they need, whenever they need…

myRedkite User Guide for families

Resources myRedkite User Guide for families The myRedkite portal allows families to access the services they need, whenever they need…

Case Studies

How to help family and friends provide meaningful support

A case study about how effective KiteCrew is in providing meaningful support to families facing childhood cancer

How to help family and friends provide meaningful support

A case study about how effective KiteCrew is in providing meaningful support to families facing childhood cancer

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How does the Cascade program help?

A mother shares her thoughts on the Cascade program, and how it has helped her overcome the challenges that she faced when her child finished cancer treatment.

How does the Cascade program help?

A mother shares her thoughts on the Cascade program, and how it has helped her overcome the challenges that she faced when her child finished cancer treatment.

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The best ways to support a family facing childhood cancer

Offering the right kind of help to a family whose child has cancer can be difficult. Parents have shared the best ways other have helped them, so you can feel confident in offering meaningful support.

The best ways to support a family facing childhood cancer

Offering the right kind of help to a family whose child has cancer can be difficult. Parents have shared the best ways other have helped them, so you can feel confident in offering meaningful support.

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Dare to Dream Scholarship: what other parents say

Financial tips from parents and families for getting through their child’s cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Dare to Dream Scholarship: what other parents say

Financial tips from parents and families for getting through their child’s cancer diagnosis and treatment.

How to support the family of a child with cancer

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How to support the family of a child with cancer

A guide for people who care about a family to help them provide the right support at the right time.

How to support the family of a child with cancer

A guide for people who care about a family to help them provide the right support at the right time.

KiteCrew App FAQs

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KiteCrew App FAQs

Resources KiteCrew App FAQs This guide answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the KiteCrew App. General Captains…

KiteCrew App FAQs

Resources KiteCrew App FAQs This guide answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the KiteCrew App. General Captains…

KiteCrew User Guide

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KiteCrew App User Guide

Resources KiteCrew App User Guide This guide is intended to provide basic user instructions on the key functionalities available in…

KiteCrew App User Guide

Resources KiteCrew App User Guide This guide is intended to provide basic user instructions on the key functionalities available in…

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Support for the holiday season

No matter what the holiday season looks like for your family, here are some ideas that may help you through this time of year.

Support for the holiday season

No matter what the holiday season looks like for your family, here are some ideas that may help you through this time of year.

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Other financial aid programs

A list of services providers offering financial aid in Australia

Other financial aid programs

A list of services providers offering financial aid in Australia

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Books to help you talk to children about their big feelings

It can be hard to talk to your children about how their feeling. In this article, our social workers suggest some books that may help your conversations.

Books to help you talk to children about their big feelings

It can be hard to talk to your children about how their feeling. In this article, our social workers suggest some books that may help your conversations.

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Childhood Cancer, COVID-19 and Mental Health

Redkite’s team of social workers share their tips for taking care of your mental health while facing childhood cancer and COVID-19.

Childhood Cancer, COVID-19 and Mental Health

Redkite’s team of social workers share their tips for taking care of your mental health while facing childhood cancer and COVID-19.

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How to check on your child’s mental health

Redkite’s team of social workers are experts in child counselling and have some suggestions that may help you connect with your children.

How to check on your child’s mental health

Redkite’s team of social workers are experts in child counselling and have some suggestions that may help you connect with your children.

Family with a child who has cancer in the middle

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How can Redkite help you?

Men are encouraged to show strength and can’t say if you’re struggling, but how should a man behave when his child is diagnosed with cancer?

How can Redkite help you?

Men are encouraged to show strength and can’t say if you’re struggling, but how should a man behave when his child is diagnosed with cancer?

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Grief, Loss and Bereavement

During this pandemic, the devastation, sadness and isolation is shared globally, and we all ‘get it’ and can understand the impact. But when it comes to bereavement, sadly many people and communities don’t understand.

Grief, Loss and Bereavement

During this pandemic, the devastation, sadness and isolation is shared globally, and we all ‘get it’ and can understand the impact. But when it comes to bereavement, sadly many people and communities don’t understand.

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When your child isn’t going to get better

When your child isn’t going to get better is an eleven-page booklet written using the real experiences of bereaved parents.

When your child isn’t going to get better

When your child isn’t going to get better is an eleven-page booklet written using the real experiences of bereaved parents.

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When your child dies

When your child dies is a nine-page booklet written using the real experiences of bereaved parents about life after your child dies.

When your child dies

When your child dies is a nine-page booklet written using the real experiences of bereaved parents about life after your child dies.

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By My Side: Stories from parents whose child has died from cancer

In this 3-minute video, we hear the experiences, feelings and opinions of bereaved parents who participated in a research study….

By My Side: Stories from parents whose child has died from cancer

In this 3-minute video, we hear the experiences, feelings and opinions of bereaved parents who participated in a research study….

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Staying in the hospital for the first time: teenagers

When it comes to hospital and treatment centres, teenagers can be sent to either a children’s hospital or an adult facility.

Staying in the hospital for the first time: teenagers

When it comes to hospital and treatment centres, teenagers can be sent to either a children’s hospital or an adult facility.

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Accessing insurance during your child’s cancer treatment

Some insurances can be helpful in covering the cost of treatment or living expenses. This information covers accessing health insurance, income protection, trauma insurance, and travel insurance.

Accessing insurance during your child’s cancer treatment

Some insurances can be helpful in covering the cost of treatment or living expenses. This information covers accessing health insurance, income protection, trauma insurance, and travel insurance.

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Living without your child

Living without your child is a nine-page booklet written using the real experiences of bereaved parents about life after your child dies.

Living without your child

Living without your child is a nine-page booklet written using the real experiences of bereaved parents about life after your child dies.

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Childhood cancer: Feeling out of control

Managing medications, appointments, hospital visits, finances, work and the needs of other family members means there will be times when you feel overwhelmed.

Childhood cancer: Feeling out of control

Managing medications, appointments, hospital visits, finances, work and the needs of other family members means there will be times when you feel overwhelmed.

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How to manage grief after they are gone

Everyone grieves in different ways. While your grief may be similar in some ways to other people’s, it will still be individual to you. It’s your own experience.

How to manage grief after they are gone

Everyone grieves in different ways. While your grief may be similar in some ways to other people’s, it will still be individual to you. It’s your own experience.

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Childhood cancer: Managing strong emotions

Childhood cancer: Managing strong emotions

Receiving a test result, reaching a new milestone or making a change in your child’s treatment can all bring about strong emotions, both positive and negative.

Childhood cancer: Managing strong emotions

Childhood cancer: Managing strong emotions

Receiving a test result, reaching a new milestone or making a change in your child’s treatment can all bring about strong emotions, both positive and negative.

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Tips for good communication around childhood cancer

Parents have shared their top tips to help you communicate with your family and your child’s treatment team.

Tips for good communication around childhood cancer

Parents have shared their top tips to help you communicate with your family and your child’s treatment team.

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Finishing cancer treatment

Finishing cancer treatment can also bring up unexpected feelings and responses. It takes time to adjust, and we’re here to support you.

Finishing cancer treatment

Finishing cancer treatment can also bring up unexpected feelings and responses. It takes time to adjust, and we’re here to support you.

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Budgeting during a child’s cancer treatment

Many people find cancer brings extra financial demands. Often income decreases while expenses increase.

Budgeting during a child’s cancer treatment

Many people find cancer brings extra financial demands. Often income decreases while expenses increase.

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Accessing your superannuation early

The money saved in your superannuation fund is usually only available to you when you retire. However, in special circumstances some superannuation funds may allow you access to all or part of your super before you retire.

Accessing your superannuation early

The money saved in your superannuation fund is usually only available to you when you retire. However, in special circumstances some superannuation funds may allow you access to all or part of your super before you retire.

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Telling people your child has cancer

Talking about cancer can be daunting. You may have fears about how people will react, and voicing it can make it feel more real somehow

Telling people your child has cancer

Talking about cancer can be daunting. You may have fears about how people will react, and voicing it can make it feel more real somehow

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Childhood cancer and fertility

Decisions made at the start of treatment can have long-term effects, so it’s a good idea to find out about treatment and fertility as early as possible.

Childhood cancer and fertility

Decisions made at the start of treatment can have long-term effects, so it’s a good idea to find out about treatment and fertility as early as possible.

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When your child has a friend with cancer

If your child’s friend is diagnosed with cancer, you might be wondering how this could impact your child.

When your child has a friend with cancer

If your child’s friend is diagnosed with cancer, you might be wondering how this could impact your child.

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Your friendships and your cancer

Some friends you can talk to about anything and everything, but it can still be hard to tell your friends you’ve been diagnosed with cancer

Your friendships and your cancer

Some friends you can talk to about anything and everything, but it can still be hard to tell your friends you’ve been diagnosed with cancer

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Nutrition tips for kids on cancer treatment

Well all know that nutrition plays a huge part in a child’s overall health and wellbeing but food often becomes a stressful part of daily life during treatment.

Nutrition tips for kids on cancer treatment

Well all know that nutrition plays a huge part in a child’s overall health and wellbeing but food often becomes a stressful part of daily life during treatment.

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Relapse

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impacts on us all. It’s brought many unexpected stressors that can affect our lives in different ways.

Relapse

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impacts on us all. It’s brought many unexpected stressors that can affect our lives in different ways.

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Parenting a child with cancer

Parents go through a rollercoaster of emotions when their child is diagnosed with cancer. Below are some ideas on how you can support yourself and your family.

Parenting a child with cancer

Parents go through a rollercoaster of emotions when their child is diagnosed with cancer. Below are some ideas on how you can support yourself and your family.

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Childhood cancer and managing changing relationships with family and friends

Childhood cancer impacts each member of a family and all the different relationships in their life.

Childhood cancer and managing changing relationships with family and friends

Childhood cancer impacts each member of a family and all the different relationships in their life.

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My sibling has cancer

When your brother or sister is diagnosed with cancer, the world can suddenly become a very different place. Lots of things may change and you probably feel worried about your sibling, and maybe your family and yourself too.

My sibling has cancer

When your brother or sister is diagnosed with cancer, the world can suddenly become a very different place. Lots of things may change and you probably feel worried about your sibling, and maybe your family and yourself too.

Finding motivation when your child has cancer

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Finding motivation

Where does motivation come from, and how do we find it? We all kind of know what it is, but often it just seems like something that is missing

Finding motivation

Where does motivation come from, and how do we find it? We all kind of know what it is, but often it just seems like something that is missing

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‘Chin up’: Breaking down the barriers between men and support

Men are encouraged to show strength and can’t say if you’re struggling, but how should a man behave when his child is diagnosed with cancer?

‘Chin up’: Breaking down the barriers between men and support

Men are encouraged to show strength and can’t say if you’re struggling, but how should a man behave when his child is diagnosed with cancer?

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Can Centrelink help my family?

Understanding and navigating Centrelink when a child has cancer is difficult and confusing. Here are tips about Centrelink and other options that may be relevant to you and your family.

Can Centrelink help my family?

Understanding and navigating Centrelink when a child has cancer is difficult and confusing. Here are tips about Centrelink and other options that may be relevant to you and your family.

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COVID-19: Isolation and Social Connectedness

Isolation is one of the big changes almost everyone is experiencing in their lives right now. In times of stress, being disconnected from others can be particularly hard.

COVID-19: Isolation and Social Connectedness

Isolation is one of the big changes almost everyone is experiencing in their lives right now. In times of stress, being disconnected from others can be particularly hard.

Homeschooling tips for parents

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COVID-19: Your Homeschool Rules

Homeschooling children with cancer is stressful which is intensified with the added fear surrounding COVID-19.

COVID-19: Your Homeschool Rules

Homeschooling children with cancer is stressful which is intensified with the added fear surrounding COVID-19.

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COVID-19: Family Tensions

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impacts on us all. It’s brought many unexpected stressors that can affect our lives in different ways.

COVID-19: Family Tensions

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impacts on us all. It’s brought many unexpected stressors that can affect our lives in different ways.

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Staying in hospital for the first time: A guide for parents and carers

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, they enter often unfamiliar territory of appointments, tests, hospitals and treatments. You’ll have a team of medical professionals and support workers ready to help you navigate it, but sometimes it can be helpful to know more about what to expect.

Staying in hospital for the first time: A guide for parents and carers

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, they enter often unfamiliar territory of appointments, tests, hospitals and treatments. You’ll have a team of medical professionals and support workers ready to help you navigate it, but sometimes it can be helpful to know more about what to expect.

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Making your hospital stay more comfortable: what other parents say

Having to stay in hospital can bring about different challenges. Parents have shared some tips to help you feel more comfortable and to seek support you might need.

Making your hospital stay more comfortable: what other parents say

Having to stay in hospital can bring about different challenges. Parents have shared some tips to help you feel more comfortable and to seek support you might need.

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Simple tips to stay organised while on treatment: what other parents say

Simple tips to stay organised while on treatment: what other parents say. Parents have shared some practical tips to help you stay organised while your child is on treatment.

Simple tips to stay organised while on treatment: what other parents say

Simple tips to stay organised while on treatment: what other parents say. Parents have shared some practical tips to help you stay organised while your child is on treatment.

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End of life

There are often a lot of questions about this time, and also a lot of decisions to be made.

End of life

There are often a lot of questions about this time, and also a lot of decisions to be made.

Seeking support; what other parents say

Relationships

Seeking support: what other parents say

Financial tips from parents and families for getting through their child’s cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Seeking support: what other parents say

Financial tips from parents and families for getting through their child’s cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Advocating for your child

Being an advocate for your child who has cancer can be a hard role to navigate. Here are some steps you can take and tips from other parents.

Advocating for your child

Being an advocate for your child who has cancer can be a hard role to navigate. Here are some steps you can take and tips from other parents.

Grandfather holding grandson toddler by the swimming pool

Relationships

When your grandchild has cancer

A storybook written for parents and carers to read with their children to help them understand what a tumour is and what treatment involves.

When your grandchild has cancer

A storybook written for parents and carers to read with their children to help them understand what a tumour is and what treatment involves.

Relationships

Other childhood cancer support services

A list of childhood cancer support services in Australia

Other childhood cancer support services

A list of childhood cancer support services in Australia

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Bienvenue au Children’s Hospital de Westmead

A destination des familles calédoniennes recevant des soins au service oncologie de l’hôpital des enfants de Westmead.

Bienvenue au Children’s Hospital de Westmead

A destination des familles calédoniennes recevant des soins au service oncologie de l’hôpital des enfants de Westmead.

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