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Family Wellbeing Program at Westmead

Supporting your wellbeing on the ward at Westmead

To access any of our services, call, email, or let us know your details and we’ll get in touch with you.

What is the family wellbeing program?

Children’s Hospital at Westmead

The shock of hearing that your child is sick, particularly when the ‘cancer’ word is used, it was devastating … once the shock subsides then you start to think of the logistics … And then this lovely lady turns up with a parking voucher and a meal. The parent kitchen has food and is restocked every week. There’s a beading program, this week we have a hairdresser… it really makes a difference.
Parent

Audrey is Redkite’s Family Wellbeing Coordinator at the Cancer Centre for Children. She’s your go-to person for everything family wellbeing-related at Westmead. She’s on the ward Monday, Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays.

You can email her at amorisseau@redkite.org.au

Through the Family Wellbeing Program, Redkite supports families from French-speaking New Caledonia. Audrey speaks French and with the help of French speaking volunteers she is the main contact for families during their stay. 

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Redkite organises a weekly delivery of groceries to the parents room on the oncology ward.

Redkite delivers the Bead Program at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. For more information, visit our Redkite’s Story Beads page

We organise qualified professionals including hairdressers, massage therapists and beauty therapists  who volunteer their time to give parents some respite. We also have morning and afternoon teas, craft sessions and face painting. For more information, chat to Audrey on the ward.

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Talk to someone
10th Sep

Connect Groups

A shared space for people with a shared experience

Connect Groups

A shared space for people with a shared experience

Talk to someone
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Support with grief and bereavement

Whenever you need us, for as long as you need us

Support with grief and bereavement

Whenever you need us, for as long as you need us

Financial Support
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Financial Assistance for Funerals

A contribution to your child’s funeral costs

Financial Assistance for Funerals

A contribution to your child’s funeral costs

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Helping you navigate the world of childhood cancer

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Red Bag

Your carry-all from a community who cares

Red Bag

Your carry-all from a community who cares

Practical stuff
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Help with bills, fuel & food

To ease the pressure when the budget gets tight

Help with bills, fuel & food

To ease the pressure when the budget gets tight

Talk to someone
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Music Therapy

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

Practical stuff
9th Sep

Story Beads

At The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Story Beads

At The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Practical stuff
9th Sep

Book Club

Age-appropriate books to tackle tough topics

Book Club

Age-appropriate books to tackle tough topics

Financial Support
17th Jun

Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship

This special scholarship fuels young people’s ambitions. Generously supported by Coles

Redkite and Coles Dare to Dream Scholarship

This special scholarship fuels young people’s ambitions. Generously supported by Coles