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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 connect groups over video for parents, grandparents and others.


Our Connect Groups groups let you to connect with others in similar situations from the privacy of your own home.  

how does a Connect Group work?

Groups of up to six people meet together over video for 90-minutes.  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. It's an informal way to connect with others, and all discussions are confidential.  

upcoming groups 


Palliative Care Connect Group

Facilitators: Jo & Claire

Date: Wednesday, 8 August 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm (AEST)
Bereaved Dads Connect Group

Facilitators: Sam & Jonny

Date: Thursday, 3 September 2020
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm (AEST)

Dads Connect Group

Facilitators: Emmy & Lis

Date: Wednesday, 9 September 2020
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm (AEST)

Bereaved Parents Connect Group

Facilitators: Sam & Jonny

Date: Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm (AEST)

We currently have two rolling coffee groups running on alternate fortnights which parents are welcome to join.
Group 1
Facilitators: Sam & Emmy
Date Started: Tuesday, 5 May 2020, then every 2 weeks after
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST)
Group 2
Facilitators: Emmy & Lis
Date Started: Tuesday, 9 June 2020, then every 2 weeks after
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm (AEST)


previous sessions  



16 May 2019


For parents whose children are currently on maintenance



4 June 2019


For grandparents of children with cancer

12:00pm    12 June 2019 For parents of children who have been diagnosed with a brain tumour
1:00pm  16 July 2019 For parents whose child has come off treatment in the last 24 months
11:00am 28 August 2019       For fathers of children with cancer
1:00pm    29 October 2019  For parents whose child has died
12:00pm  21 November 2019 For parents whose children are currently on maintenance



If you're interested in attending or have a question, get in touch us on 1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548) or at





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Last updated July 2020