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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, or

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

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Last reviewed: September 2020

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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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Managing family relationships | Redkite

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

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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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Childhood Cancer Grief & Bereavement Support Australia - Redkite

The world can feel impossible to deal with when your child dies from cancer. We are here to provide grief and bereavement support at any time, for as long as you need us.

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Music Therapy Programs for Cancer Patients Australia - Redkite

Our music therapists will help your child explore their emotions, and manage the stress and anxiety that comes with cancer treatment procedures like MRI and CT scans.

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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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How we help | Redkite

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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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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