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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

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    The emotional impact of childhood cancer on diagnosed children | Redkite

    Emotions

    The emotional impact of childhood cancer on diagnosed children 

    A child with cancer can experience a whirlwind of emotions throughout their cancer experience. Here we discuss some of the things they may be feeling.

    The emotional impact of childhood cancer on diagnosed children 

    A child with cancer can experience a whirlwind of emotions throughout their cancer experience. Here we discuss some of the things they may be feeling.

    Relationships

    Bullying and childhood cancer

    A child or teenager who has been diagnosed with cancer will go through treatment and as a result, can look different to what looked like before diagnosis. We look at how they might be the target of bullying and what you can do to help.

    Bullying and childhood cancer

    A child or teenager who has been diagnosed with cancer will go through treatment and as a result, can look different to what looked like before diagnosis. We look at how they might be the target of bullying and what you can do to help.

    Emotions

    Managing big feelings when going back to school 

    It’s that time of year again, dusting off the school uniforms, shopping for school supplies, thinking about creative lunch box and snack ideas as we forge ahead into a new school year.

    Managing big feelings when going back to school 

    It’s that time of year again, dusting off the school uniforms, shopping for school supplies, thinking about creative lunch box and snack ideas as we forge ahead into a new school year.

    Emotions

    Mindfulness through your five senses

    Many big emotions come up when you’re facing childhood cancer, for parents and for children. The below mindfulness exercises can help you reduce and manage these strong feelings.

    Mindfulness through your five senses

    Many big emotions come up when you’re facing childhood cancer, for parents and for children. The below mindfulness exercises can help you reduce and manage these strong feelings.

    Health

    Setting up a healthy eating routine

    Healthy eating is an important part of your child’s wellbeing. If your child is going back to school after cancer treatment, this article offers ideas on healthy lunchboxes and after school snack ideas. 

    Setting up a healthy eating routine

    Healthy eating is an important part of your child’s wellbeing. If your child is going back to school after cancer treatment, this article offers ideas on healthy lunchboxes and after school snack ideas. 

    Support for the Christmas and holiday season for families facing childhood cancer | Redkite

    Relationships

    Support for the holiday season

    No matter what the holiday season looks like for your family, here are some ideas that may help you through this time of year.

    Support for the holiday season

    No matter what the holiday season looks like for your family, here are some ideas that may help you through this time of year.

    Organising

    Easing back into school after cancer treatment

    With careful planning and consideration, the return to school can be a smooth transition. Below, we outline some tips for parents and teachers to help a child return to school at the end of their cancer treatment.

    Easing back into school after cancer treatment

    With careful planning and consideration, the return to school can be a smooth transition. Below, we outline some tips for parents and teachers to help a child return to school at the end of their cancer treatment.

    Relationships

    Taking care of your marriage when your child has cancer 

    Parents face many challenges when their child is diagnosed with cancer. This article helps you to find ways of staying connected and supporting each other in your relationship.  

    Taking care of your marriage when your child has cancer 

    Parents face many challenges when their child is diagnosed with cancer. This article helps you to find ways of staying connected and supporting each other in your relationship.