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Redkite Real Talk: Communities

The power of community in supporting families facing childhood cancer

Stepping in to help with the everyday household tasks has profound impact and makes a world difference.

Subscribe now to join our community and support families facing childhood cancer.

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Childhood cancer needs more than medicine

Impact of childhood cancer on families and beyond

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the impact ripples through the entire family and the world around them, changing their lives forever. Every day in Australia, three families face this devastating reality, finding their daily lives suddenly overwhelming. From managing everyday tasks to ensuring that siblings receive the care they need, the challenges can be immense. In these difficult times, even having a comforting voice to talk to can make all the difference, providing much-needed support and reassurance. No one should have to face their child’s cancer journey alone.


What support means and who can help

Impactful support strengthens social connections, reduces isolation, and gives families a far greater chance of coping with their immediate challenges. For anyone caring for a child with cancer and their family, purposeful support is the best way to help. Even assistance with the smallest tasks can make the biggest difference, helping to lighten the load for parents as they strive to maintain a household.


How Redkite can help

We’re experts in childhood cancer, specialising in non-medical support, and have been helping families for over forty years with services ranging from counselling to practical support and financial aid. At Redkite, we also help a family’s wider community so they can better support a family they love. Our professional social workers are available to discuss anything and everything, offering flexible, confidential, and free support to anyone connected to a child with cancer, including grandparents, relatives, friends, or networks. Connect with us for support for as long as you need.

Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm (AEST)

We’re here to support you in many ways…

Empowering you

We have a range of information on our website that can help you better understand and support a family throughout their childhood cancer experience.

Supporting you

We help extended family members and friends (adults and children) face the emotional effects of childhood cancer by providing free counselling, social work and more.

Helping you help them

Sometimes, it can be hard to ask for help. Redkite’s mobile app, KiteCrew, is a tool you can use to help a family with the day-to-day tasks that are left behind when they’re focused on their child’s care.

Talk to us

Our friendly support team are here to answer your questions and help you access any support you may need. You can contact us via phone, email or webchat.

Subscribe now to join our community and support families facing childhood cancer.

How community can organise support for a family facing childhood cancer with the KiteCrew app

Helping a family whose child has cancer with their day-to-day tasks is a great place to start and make a big difference.  

KiteCrew is a simple app that allows a family’s support network to coordinate and organise all the practical help they need. From walking the dog, school pickups or doing laundry. This app schedules daily tasks with a family’s crew of supporters making offering and accepting help simple.

Request information And support

We’re ready to help. Please call us on 1800 REDKITE (Mon – Fri 9am – 7pm AEST), or fill out the form below.

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