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Finishing treament
14th Jan

After Cancer – A Guide to Living Well

A storybook written for parents and carers to read with their children to help them understand what a tumour is and what treatment involves.

After Cancer – A Guide to Living Well

A storybook written for parents and carers to read with their children to help them understand what a tumour is and what treatment involves.

Diagnosis & treatment
14th Jan

Hero Hunter and the Wonky White Cells

A storybook written for parents and carers to read with their children to help them understand what a tumour is and what treatment involves.

Hero Hunter and the Wonky White Cells

A storybook written for parents and carers to read with their children to help them understand what a tumour is and what treatment involves.

Talking about emotions
29th Sep

Guided Imagery for Healing Children and Teens: Wellness Through Visualization, Ellen Curran

A storybook written for parents and carers to read with their children to help them understand what a tumour is and what treatment involves.

Guided Imagery for Healing Children and Teens: Wellness Through Visualization, Ellen Curran

A storybook written for parents and carers to read with their children to help them understand what a tumour is and what treatment involves.

26th Aug

Health workers

Most families will hear about Redkite when their child is hospitalised and they receive their Redkite Red Bag. As their…

Health workers

Most families will hear about Redkite when their child is hospitalised and they receive their Redkite Red Bag. As their…

Health workers
10th Sep

Resources & tools for health workers

Free resources and information for health professionals working in childhood cancer.

Resources & tools for health workers

Free resources and information for health professionals working in childhood cancer.

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

Diagnosis & treatment
29th Sep

Promoting Psychological Wellbeing in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness, Melinda Edwards and Penny Titman

A storybook written for parents and carers to read with their children to help them understand what a tumour is and what treatment involves.

Promoting Psychological Wellbeing in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness, Melinda Edwards and Penny Titman

A storybook written for parents and carers to read with their children to help them understand what a tumour is and what treatment involves.

Relationships
1st Oct

Telling people your child has cancer

Talking about cancer can be daunting. You may have fears about how people will react, and voicing it can make it feel more real somehow

Telling people your child has cancer

Talking about cancer can be daunting. You may have fears about how people will react, and voicing it can make it feel more real somehow

Relationships
1st Oct

Nutrition tips for kids on cancer treatment

Well all know that nutrition plays a huge part in a child’s overall health and wellbeing but food often becomes a stressful part of daily life during treatment.

Nutrition tips for kids on cancer treatment

Well all know that nutrition plays a huge part in a child’s overall health and wellbeing but food often becomes a stressful part of daily life during treatment.

Relationships
29th Sep

Self-care during childhood cancer: what other parents say

Parents have shared their top tips for looking after your mental health when your child has been diagnosed with cancer.

Self-care during childhood cancer: what other parents say

Parents have shared their top tips for looking after your mental health when your child has been diagnosed with cancer.

Organising
5th Oct

Accessing insurance during your child’s cancer treatment

Some insurances can be helpful in covering the cost of treatment or living expenses. This information covers accessing health insurance, income protection, trauma insurance, and travel insurance.

Accessing insurance during your child’s cancer treatment

Some insurances can be helpful in covering the cost of treatment or living expenses. This information covers accessing health insurance, income protection, trauma insurance, and travel insurance.

Diagnosis & treatment
29th Sep

Living with Childhood Cancer: A Practical Guide to Help Families Cope, Leigh Wolznick and Carol Goodheart

A storybook written for parents and carers to read with their children to help them understand what a tumour is and what treatment involves.

Living with Childhood Cancer: A Practical Guide to Help Families Cope, Leigh Wolznick and Carol Goodheart

A storybook written for parents and carers to read with their children to help them understand what a tumour is and what treatment involves.

Research
25th Sep

Redkite Family Wellbeing Program Evaluation

Research Redkite Family Wellbeing Program Evaluation Redkite has been offering support to families at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead through…

Redkite Family Wellbeing Program Evaluation

Research Redkite Family Wellbeing Program Evaluation Redkite has been offering support to families at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead through…

Relationships
2nd Sep

Other childhood cancer support services

A list of childhood cancer support services in Australia

Other childhood cancer support services

A list of childhood cancer support services in Australia

Fundraiser
Event
18th Sep
9 -16 December

Raise for Redkite

Bid on exclusive prizes and raise funds to provide a lifeline to families with cancer over Christmas

Raise for Redkite

Bid on exclusive prizes and raise funds to provide a lifeline to families with cancer over Christmas

Father and son work at computer

25th Aug

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Privacy notice

Community
25th May

Crunch 4 Kids: Get #quarantoned for kids with cancer

Harry Cunningham, Sydney Swans midfielder, wants you to join the team that’s getting #quarantoned for kids with cancer this June.

Crunch 4 Kids: Get #quarantoned for kids with cancer

Harry Cunningham, Sydney Swans midfielder, wants you to join the team that’s getting #quarantoned for kids with cancer this June.

Mother looking out her window feeling isolated

Relationships
29th Sep

COVID-19: Isolation and Social Connectedness

Isolation is one of the big changes almost everyone is experiencing in their lives right now. In times of stress, being disconnected from others can be particularly hard.

COVID-19: Isolation and Social Connectedness

Isolation is one of the big changes almost everyone is experiencing in their lives right now. In times of stress, being disconnected from others can be particularly hard.

Relationships
1st Oct

Finishing cancer treatment

Finishing cancer treatment can also bring up unexpected feelings and responses. It takes time to adjust, and we’re here to support you.

Finishing cancer treatment

Finishing cancer treatment can also bring up unexpected feelings and responses. It takes time to adjust, and we’re here to support you.

Community
8th Jun

Crunch 4 Kids: Vinny’s Village supports families and kids with cancer

Vinny was diagnosed with cancer at two-months-old. His family is now raising funds for Redkite during Crunch 4 Kids.

Crunch 4 Kids: Vinny’s Village supports families and kids with cancer

Vinny was diagnosed with cancer at two-months-old. His family is now raising funds for Redkite during Crunch 4 Kids.

Community
1st Jun

Family facing kidney cancer supports other families with cancer

The family of two-year-old Lincoln are taking on the Crunch 4 Kids challenge to help other families who have a child with cancer.

Family facing kidney cancer supports other families with cancer

The family of two-year-old Lincoln are taking on the Crunch 4 Kids challenge to help other families who have a child with cancer.

Adult mum and daughter hugging

Relationships
30th Sep

Managing family relationships

Going through cancer treatment can lead to some very positive experiences in relationships, but the stress can also cause immense strain.

Managing family relationships

Going through cancer treatment can lead to some very positive experiences in relationships, but the stress can also cause immense strain.

Organising
5th Oct

Staying in the hospital for the first time: teenagers

When it comes to hospital and treatment centres, teenagers can be sent to either a children’s hospital or an adult facility.

Staying in the hospital for the first time: teenagers

When it comes to hospital and treatment centres, teenagers can be sent to either a children’s hospital or an adult facility.

29th Sep

Walking alongside

The Walking Alongside video and Conversations Starters Guide are designed for health professionals who do not regularly encounter paediatric patients with life-limiting illnesses and/or paediatric deaths.

Walking alongside

The Walking Alongside video and Conversations Starters Guide are designed for health professionals who do not regularly encounter paediatric patients with life-limiting illnesses and/or paediatric deaths.

Relationships
6th Oct

When your child isn’t going to get better

When your child isn’t going to get better is an eleven-page booklet written using the real experiences of bereaved parents.

When your child isn’t going to get better

When your child isn’t going to get better is an eleven-page booklet written using the real experiences of bereaved parents.

Organising
30th Sep

Finding motivation

Where does motivation come from, and how do we find it? We all kind of know what it is, but often it just seems like something that is missing

Finding motivation

Where does motivation come from, and how do we find it? We all kind of know what it is, but often it just seems like something that is missing

Key partnerships
8th Oct

Premier Partner: Coles

Celebrating Coles, changing the face of cancer care across Australia

Premier Partner: Coles

Celebrating Coles, changing the face of cancer care across Australia

Survivorship
5th Jan

Jane and Angus: ‘Going through cancer was hell on Earth’

Redkite helped Jane’s family during her treatment. Now her father’s art has helped others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jane and Angus: ‘Going through cancer was hell on Earth’

Redkite helped Jane’s family during her treatment. Now her father’s art has helped others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diagnosis & treatment
29th Sep

Childhood Brain and Spinal Tumours, Shiminski-Maher, McGuire Cullen, Sansalone

A storybook written for parents and carers to read with their children to help them understand what a tumour is and what treatment involves.

Childhood Brain and Spinal Tumours, Shiminski-Maher, McGuire Cullen, Sansalone

A storybook written for parents and carers to read with their children to help them understand what a tumour is and what treatment involves.

Organising
2nd Oct

Childhood cancer: Feeling out of control

Managing medications, appointments, hospital visits, finances, work and the needs of other family members means there will be times when you feel overwhelmed.

Childhood cancer: Feeling out of control

Managing medications, appointments, hospital visits, finances, work and the needs of other family members means there will be times when you feel overwhelmed.

How we help
10th Sep

Talking cancer

When your child is diagnosed with cancer, there’s a lot to get your head around. Here’s a good place to start.

Talking cancer

When your child is diagnosed with cancer, there’s a lot to get your head around. Here’s a good place to start.

Talk to someone
7th Sep

Practical Information

Helping you navigate the world of cancer

Practical Information

Helping you navigate the world of cancer

1st Mar

Biscuits and buns: The incredible ways Coles is raising funds this Easter

Easter 2019: Coles Supermarkets and Coles Express are selling adorable Choc Bunny biscuits, with 20c from every donated to Redkite.

Biscuits and buns: The incredible ways Coles is raising funds this Easter

Easter 2019: Coles Supermarkets and Coles Express are selling adorable Choc Bunny biscuits, with 20c from every donated to Redkite.

Off treatment
5th Oct

Bella, Tosh and Vanie: ‘Never give up’

“In March 2014, our family was thrown onto the oncology rollercoaster when 4-year-old Bella, was diagnosed with cancer. “

Bella, Tosh and Vanie: ‘Never give up’

“In March 2014, our family was thrown onto the oncology rollercoaster when 4-year-old Bella, was diagnosed with cancer. “

Advocacy and research
7th Apr

Cartoons give people a taste of a world with cancer and COVID-19

Powerful cartoon series draws parallels between childhood cancer and life in a global pandemic.

Cartoons give people a taste of a world with cancer and COVID-19

Powerful cartoon series draws parallels between childhood cancer and life in a global pandemic.

Diagnosis
30th Sep

Harper, Eliza and Darren: Becoming a family facing cancer

“We were absolutely crushed, absolutely confused and angry at life for thinking that we were now ‘cancer people’. I couldn’t think of facing it, and I didn’t want this journey.”

Harper, Eliza and Darren: Becoming a family facing cancer

“We were absolutely crushed, absolutely confused and angry at life for thinking that we were now ‘cancer people’. I couldn’t think of facing it, and I didn’t want this journey.”

News
31st Mar

Stockland keeps Redkite’s family support lines open during lockdown

When COVID-19 put the country into lockdown, Stockland’s donation of laptops kept Redkite’s support lines open.

Stockland keeps Redkite’s family support lines open during lockdown

When COVID-19 put the country into lockdown, Stockland’s donation of laptops kept Redkite’s support lines open.

Diagnosis
28th Sep

Izzy and Nic: The beads are her cancer story in colour

“Mother’s Day 2018 will be a day that I will never forget. My 12-year-old daughter was diagnosed with AML – Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.”

Izzy and Nic: The beads are her cancer story in colour

“Mother’s Day 2018 will be a day that I will never forget. My 12-year-old daughter was diagnosed with AML – Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.”

Diagnosis
28th Sep

Bella and Ritchie: Caring for a child with cancer and Down Syndrome

“When she got the diagnosis I was thinking: ‘How the hell could this be happening? She has got enough on her plate’.”

Bella and Ritchie: Caring for a child with cancer and Down Syndrome

“When she got the diagnosis I was thinking: ‘How the hell could this be happening? She has got enough on her plate’.”

Downloads
21st Sep

Conversation starters

A worksheet to accompany the video ‘Walking Alongside: a guide for health professionals caring for a dying child.

Conversation starters

A worksheet to accompany the video ‘Walking Alongside: a guide for health professionals caring for a dying child.