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Information & resources

Helping you navigate the world of childhood cancer

Facing childhood cancer can be overwhelming for the whole family. We have information and resources to help you face challenges throughout the cancer experience.

For anyone connected to a child with cancer

Other ways our Social Workers can help you, beyond counselling

What kind of things can Redkite help with?

Our Social Workers are specialists in childhood cancer support. We’re the biggest paediatric oncology social work team in Australia.

We help families with all the emotional and practical things that come out of nowhere when a child is diagnosed. From being a sounding board for difficult conversations, to helping advocate to schools, health services and other organisations for you and your child, a Redkite social worker is here to help.

Find and connect you to the services you need

Troubleshoot practical problems

Navigate difficult conversations with your children, family and friends

Working with your child’s treating team

Provide information on hospitals and the world of childhood cancer

Advocate on your behalf

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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    What to say to parents whose teen has been diagnosed with cancer  

    Below is a list of helpful vs unhelpful things you can say to a person or family whose teen is diagnosed with cancer: 

    What to say to parents whose teen has been diagnosed with cancer  

    Below is a list of helpful vs unhelpful things you can say to a person or family whose teen is diagnosed with cancer: 

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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.

    Relationships

    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.

    Relationships

    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.