Our Support Line is open every weekday from 9am-7pm (AEDT). Call us on 1800 592 410 or contact us
Your browser is not supported by this website, please consider browsing the site in a modern browser.
women driving son to soccer practice

Resources

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.

To learn more about how you can best support families facing childhood cancer, check out our KiteCrew app resources and family support articles or follow us on Facebook and Instagram and stay up to date with latest information.

tips from parents

“They were patient with us and let us talk in our own time.”

”Helped with the housework and picked up our other kids from school.”

”Started a Gofundme page to help with bills.”

”Offered to keep us company when we were stuck in the hospital for days at a time.”

”Didnt ask us how they could help – they just did something”

”Helped with simple household tasks like watering plants,  lawn mowing, collecting mail etc..”

”Wrote a nice letter or card, made a photo album, bought us flowers or a stuffed animal for our daughter to cuddle.”

”Organised a Zoom party so we could see everyone.”

”Made a food roster so we weren’t receiving ten meals a day.”

”Gave us a meal voucher for Uber eats.”

”Looked after our teenagers when we abruptly relocated for treatment.”

”Gave us parking voucher for the hospital.”

Do you have a tip for your support network? Share them with us 

Request information & support

We’re ready, let’s jump right in. How would you like to talk to us?

Call    1800 REDKITE Mon – Fri 9am – 7pm (AEST)
Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm (AEST)
24/7

Relationships
1st Oct

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

Relationships
2nd Sep

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

Adult mum and daughter hugging

Relationships
30th Sep

Managing family relationships

Going through cancer treatment can lead to some very positive experiences in relationships, but the stress can also cause immense strain.

Managing family relationships

Going through cancer treatment can lead to some very positive experiences in relationships, but the stress can also cause immense strain.

Man reading to his daughter

Emotions
7th Oct

How books can help children with their emotions

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.

How books can help children with their emotions

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.