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free cancer counselling


free cancer counselling


Whether you’re parent, family member, or a young person facing cancer, this is likely to be one of the most stressful periods of your life. Everyone brings their own strengths to the situation, but sometimes extra support can be useful. 

how counselling can help

Talking to a Redkite Social Worker can help you build on your strengths, stay resilient through challenges and work through your concerns. Our professional social workers have years of experience talking to young people with cancer, along with their parents, family members and friends. We can help with things like:

  • Adjusting to a cancer diagnosis
  • Communicating with your treating team
  • Family pressures
  • Managing strong emotions
  • Sharing feelings and experiences in a safe, respectful space

Whether you want to talk about challenges you’re facing, goals you want to achieve, or your quality of life and wellbeing, the focus is up to you.


connecting with us

You can also call us on 1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548) Monday to Friday, 9am – 7pm AEST. We’ll always try to connect you with the same person each time. If you'd rather get in touch with us by email, contact and we’ll get back to you in less than two working days. 


Our support team can also meet with you face-to-face at our offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

is Redkite right for me?

We're here for:

  • Children and young people aged up to 18. We need permission from a parent or guardian to support anyone under 14.
  • Anyone caring for a child or young person between 0-18. This includes parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, step-parents, carers, and friends of the family.

If you’re not sure, you can get in touch with us to check.

how long can Redkite support me?

We can support you whether your family is facing a new diagnosis, is in treatment, or you’re finished treatment. Our only requirement is that the diagnosed child or young person is 0-18.


For bereaved families and friends, there’s no time limit – we’re here for you for as long as you need support if your loved one died when they were 18 or younger.


Whatever’s on your mind, we’ll do everything we can to help out.

contact us

TIS National interpreter services 1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548)



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Last updated March 2020