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Practical Information

Helping you navigate the world of cancer

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

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 help or information

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 – 7pm (AEST)
24/7

Talk to someone
12th Sep

Counselling & Social Work

Talk to a Redkite Oncology Social Worker

Counselling & Social Work

Talk to a Redkite Oncology Social Worker

Talk to someone
8th Sep

Hospital Social Workers

On the ward to help when you need it

Hospital Social Workers

On the ward to help when you need it

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
3rd Sep

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
2nd Sep

Financial Assistance for Funerals

A contribution to your child’s funeral costs

Financial Assistance for Funerals

A contribution to your child’s funeral costs

Practical stuff
6th Sep

Red Bag

Your carry-all from a community who cares

Red Bag

Your carry-all from a community who cares

Practical stuff
11th Sep

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

Financial Support
5th Sep

Education Grants

Funds to build strong education and developmental foundations

Education Grants

Funds to build strong education and developmental foundations

Financial Support
9th Sep

Dare to Dream Scholarships

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

Dare to Dream Scholarships

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

Talk to someone
1st Sep

Family Wellbeing Program at Westmead

Only available at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Family Wellbeing Program at Westmead

Only available at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead