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Redkite is a national cancer charity that provides professional and essential support to children and young people aged 0-18years 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

Redkite wants every family in Australia that’s facing childhood cancer to have the strength and support they need.

Redkite see a world where no family facing childhood cancer has to face it alone. A world where they have access to the finance, practical tools, knowledge, and emotional support they need to face the immense challenges that childhood cancer brings.

How Redkite can help

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

  • essential emotional and mental health support through group and individual counselling for the entire family, including children
  • financial assistance to pay for essentials like bills, groceries and fuel
  • information, advice, apps and resources to help families navigate a new and complex world of childhood cancer

Information / help lines

To access support including information, counselling and practical assistance

Programs, apps and tools

  • myRedkite Redkite’s online portal for access to their services, including financial assistance, group sessions
  • Redkite’s programs learn more about the support services and programs that Redkite offers
  • Resources and tools a trusted source of information, articles, tips and tools to help anyone navigate the world of childhood cancer
  • Events and group sessions where families and friends can connect with others in a similar situation

Recommended links

Last reviewed: March 2023

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Finishing cancer treatment | Redkite

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

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Financial Assistance for Children with Cancer Australia - Redkite

Cancer brings unexpected costs for families. Redkite is here provide financial assistance for everyday expenses like bills, groceries, and more.

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Story Beads | Redkite

These beautiful beads tell the story of your child’s cancer experience.

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Relapse | Redkite

Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of any medical team, cancer cells sometimes survive treatment and reappear. This is called a relapse.

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When your child isn't going to get better | Redkite

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

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Childhood Cancer Support Groups for Families Australia - Redkite

Caring for a child with cancer can be lonely, which is why cancer support groups are important. Redkite Connect Groups provide support for the parents and families.

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Referral form for families facing childhood cancer | Redkite

Health and social workers can use this form to quickly and easily refer a family facing childhood cancer to Redkite.

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Childhood Cancer Support Services | Redkite

In hospital or at home, Redkite is here to provide practical, financial and emotional support for families facing childhood cancer.

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Red Bag | Redkite

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

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Helping you navigate the world of childhood cancer | Redkite

Our Social Workers are specialists in childhood cancer support. We’re the biggest paediatric oncology social work team in Australia and are here to help you navigate the world of childhood cancer.

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