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Redkite

Redkite is a national cancer charity that provides professional and essential support to children and young people aged 0-18 years diagnosed with cancer, and their families.

Every child's experience of cancer is unique. To give a child the best chance of managing the cancer journey positively, the whole family and each individual needs to be supported to manage their unique cancer experience. By alleviating the financial and emotional stress and enabling children and their families and their support networks to develop their strengths and skills, Redkite assists the whole family to achieve that positive end.

Vision and mission

Support for every child with cancer, and their family.

To provide essential support to children with cancer to ensure the best possible quality of life for them and their family – now and into the future.

How redkite can help

You are not alone with cancer. Redkite will listen, respect and respond to you and your family with essential support from hospital to home.

Redkite is available for young people aged up to 18 with cancer and anyone caring for them, including parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, step-parents, carers, friends of the family and partners of the young people.

Redkite provides:

  • support to help young people stay on track with their education and career goals
  • financial assistance to help families cover the cost of essentials throughout treatment and beyond
  • information, counselling and group support to answer your questions and to work with you on your concerns.

Support is available for bereaved family members for as long as needed. Whatever the situation, Redkite will do their best to help.

Information / help lines

  • To access support including information, counselling and practical assistance, contact support@redkite.org.au, or

  • Call 1800 733 548 Mon to Fri, 9am-7pm (AEST)

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Last reviewed: September 2020

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Connect Groups - Redkite - A lifeline for families facing childhood cancer

Caring for a child with cancer is lonely. Redkite Connect Groups let you speak with others in a similar situation.

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I have a child with cancer and I’d like info and support - Redkite - A lifeline for families facing childhood cancer

When your child has cancer, get the help you need. Redkite is your lifeline with free counselling, resources and financial support.

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Practical Information - Redkite - A lifeline for families facing childhood cancer

Redkite is here to help you navigate the world of childhood cancer.

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Red Bag - Redkite - A lifeline for families facing childhood cancer

Carry your Redkite Red Bag with you on your child’s cancer journey.

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Counselling & Social Work - Redkite - A lifeline for families facing childhood cancer

Childhood cancer is tough. When you want someone to talk to, we are ready to listen. You can reach us from 9am-7pm, Monday to Friday. Redkite support is confidential and it’s free.

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Support with grief and bereavement - Redkite - A lifeline for families facing childhood cancer

It might feel impossible to hold it together when your child has died from cancer. With us, you don’t have to.

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Music Therapy - Redkite - A lifeline for families facing childhood cancer

Cancer treatment is stressful but music therapy can help. Redkite-funded music therapists use music to help your child while they’re in hospital.

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Help with bills, fuel & food - Redkite - A lifeline for families facing childhood cancer

Nobody saves up for childhood cancer and the costs can be overwhelming. Redkite can help with everyday expenses.

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Our services - Redkite - A lifeline for families facing childhood cancer

In hospital or at home, Redkite is here for you and your child. Our free services, including practical help and information, counselling, bereavement support and financial assistance are available throughout Australia.

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How we help - Redkite - A lifeline for families facing childhood cancer

When your child has cancer, Redkite is here for you with practical help and information, counselling, and financial support. Cancer is hard. Getting help doesn’t have to be.

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