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Support with grief and bereavement

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

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

For anyone connected to a child who died because of cancer

Counselling and group support, no matter how long you’ve been bereaved

Financial assistance for carers

I was determined to come back to work. I wanted to get back to some sort of normality. None of my workmates understood me though. I wanted to know how come they say g’day but don’t ask ‘how are you really feeling mate?’
Father
6 years bereaved

We know what you’re going through is impossible to put into words, but we want to share with you the ways we can help.

You can be yourself and talk about whatever you want or need with us. Whether it’s difficult feelings, other people’s expectations, or talking about your child, we will listen. You can cry, laugh, and swear – nothing is taboo. Our team offers bereavement counselling in person as well as by phone, video and email. 

We can contribute $1500 towards the costs of your child’s funeral. As we cannot reimburse you directly, all you need to do is let us know the name of the funeral director and we will arrange payment.

If you have never connected with Redkite’s services before, call us or talk to your hospital social worker.

If you’re experiencing financial stress you may be eligible for financial assistance in the year after your child has died.

What we can help with

Bills like phone, electricity and internet bills

Car registration and insurance

Rent and mortgage

Groceries and fuel

Get in touch with us with to find out more information.

We also have Connect groups for bereaved parents. See if we have upcoming groups or register your interest for the next one here.

Prior to the group I honestly believed that I was broken and would just stay that way. Now I think part of my heart is broken but I am normal and feel like anyone would. That is a great gift.
Parent

Our support pack for recently bereaved families is our offer of care to you.

The books in this pack share the experiences of other bereaved parents in their own words to support you.

By My Side: Stories from parents whose child has died from cancer is both a book and short video created for bereaved parents.

Click the button below to find out more.

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For any of these services, you can get in touch with us directly or talk to your Hospital Social Worker.


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

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

Talk to someone
7th Sep

Practical Information

Helping you navigate the world of cancer

Practical Information

Helping you navigate the world of cancer

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