We Help Families Touched By Childhood Cancer

We know how hard it is to have a new diagnosis of childhood cancer or the possibility of this diagnosis

Here are some of the wonderful organisations that are also out there to offer assistance at this terrible time.

Useful Links for Families Joining our Journey

01.

Kids Cancer Project

Kids Cancer Project support childhood cancer research, raise awareness and provide support to families. Their page has many useful links including current research, fundraisers and events.

02.

Starlight Foundation

Starlight delivers a range of community and in-hospital programs designed to make children happy and lift their spirits when they need it most. Starlight’s mission is to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

03.

Make-a-Wish

A charity whose mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

04.

Little Heroes Foundation

A South Australian charity that aims to fund urgently needed medical facilities and treatment equipment, and ‘Life After Diagnosis’ child and family support programs relative to childhood cancer and serious illness.

05.

Leukaemia Foundation

A national support organisation who are dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemia’s, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. They provide long-term accommodation and personalised, practical and financial support.

06.

CanTeen

A national support organisation for 12 to 24 year olds who are living with cancer themselves, or who have a family member with cancer, helping them cope with the physical, emotional and practical impact it has.

07.

Camp Quality

Camp Quality’s purpose is to create a better life for every child (0-13 years) living with cancer in Australia. They provide recreational and educational support through national programs that build resilience and optimistic behaviours for children.

08.

Redkite

A support organisation which provides financial assistance and counselling services for children (0-24 years) and their families throughout their cancer journey.

09.

Childhood Cancer Support

Provides long-term accommodation for families that have to be relocated to Brisbane for their child’s cancer treatment, some transport services and numerous activities for all oncology children.

10.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Provide a range of support for seriously ill children and their families.

11.

Cancer Council

Provides a range of patient support facilities.

12.

Brainchild

Provides help and education for families who children are affected with brain tumours.

13.

Hannah’s Chance Foundation

Hannah’s Chance Foundation is a passionate voice in the fight against sarcoma.

14.

Look Good Feel Better

Facing cancer with confidence. Workshops to help boost the confidence and wellbeing of men, women and teens while undergoing cancer treatment.

15.

Canteen

Cancer affects everyone differently. That’s why Canteen provides a wide range of free support services to help young people overcome the specific challenges they’re dealing with.

16.

Bloomhill Cancer Help

Offers emotional support of any one going through the crisis of being diagnosed with cancer.

17.

Cure4Kids

The St Jude Cancer Education for Children Program is an educational outreach initiative of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It helps school children, their parents and teachers understand the basic science and treatment of cancer.

18.

SuperSibs

Great support information for respective age groups for siblings.

19.

Carers Australia

Aims to provide improved health, wellbeing, resilience and financial security of the carer.

20.

Hummingbird House

Hummingbird House is Queensland’s only children’s hospice. Similar to Bear Cottage in NSW they will provide the accommodation and facilities to allow children quality time away from the hospital while still having medical needs met if required.

21.

Star Bear and Star Bound

Established in 1999 and operated by AnglicareSA since 2002, Star Bear and Star Bound is a grief support program for children who have lost a parent, sibling or carer.

22.

Grief Link

Information resource on death and related grief for the community and professionals.

23.

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

Provides a range of education, counselling, research and clinical services for those working in and affected by experiences of grief and bereavement.

24.

Good Grief

Provide programs for children, young people and adults challenged by loss and change.

25.

Services Australia

Help with accessing Medicare and some health services at low or no cost. 

26.

Medicare

Help with what health care is covered by Medicare.

27.

Kids Help Line – 1800 551 800

Kids Helpline provides a free, private and confidential counselling service for Australian children and young people aged between 5 and 25 years.

28.

Lifeline – 13 11 14

Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.

29.

Mental Health Triage Service (formerly ACIS)

The Mental Health Triage Service is a confidential mental health telephone triage service that provides the first point of contact to public mental health services

30.

Breaking Down The Barriers

Help for rural patients in city hospitals.

31.

The Indie Rose Foundation

Aims to ease the financial burden on Far North QLD families with children who are suffering from a medical condition that requires specialised medical treatment away from their homes.

32.

Super Tee

Super Tee's goal is to gift a Supertee medical garment to every child facing long-term illness in hospital. It is an updated version of the traditional hospital gown, only this time it’s been designed especially for children.

33.

Cancer Hub

Cancer Hub helps families impacted by cancer to more easily access the practical and emotional support they need. Get in touch and they’ll look after the rest.

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