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cancer support groups


group support


Facing cancer can be isolating. People have told us that they sometimes find it helpful to hear from others going through similar experiences. That's why we facilitate free phone-based support groups for parents, grandparents and other supporters. 


Our phone-based support groups or “telegroups” enable you to connect with others in similar situations from the privacy of your own home. Many people tell us that a phone call is more comfortable than a face-to-face group. 

how does a telegroup work?

Groups of up to six people "meet" together on the phone for a one-off 90-minute session. Two Redkite social workers are also present and help facilitate the discussion.


These groups provide a safe, supportive environment where you can share your experiences and feelings, learn strategies from others, and share things you have found helpful.


You can participate from home or even while you’re staying in hospital. There's no charge beyond the cost of a local call and all discussions are confidential.  

upcoming sessions (AEST) 

11:00am 28 August For fathers of children with cancer
1:00pm 11 September For parents of children receiving palliative care
TBC October For parents whose child has died


previous sessions  



16 May


For parents whose children are currently on maintenance



4 June


For grandparents of children with cancer

12:00pm    12 June For parents of children who have been diagnosed with a brain tumour
1:00pm  16 July For parents whose child has come off treatment in the last 24 months











If you're interested in attending, or have any questions, contact our team on 1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548) or at






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Last updated August 2019


palliative care telegroup