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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 

We don't have any scheduled sessions right now but if you'd be interested in joining a session in the future, get in touch with us and we can let you know when we have a session that may suit you.  


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 March 2020