Redkite Social Workers and Music Therapists help families navigate the difficult, and scary, cancer experience.
Redkite helps keep the lights on and food on the table. We cover bills and expenses when parents have to give up work.
Emotional and Mental Health Care
Redkite specialists provide mental health and emotional support through the entire cancer experience.
Redkite group sessions allow families share their experiences and connect to others.
Every day in Australia, three families hear the heartbreaking words, “your child has cancer.” But what they really hear is “your child might die.” From that day onwards every family facing childhood cancer will be changed forever, because when a child is diagnosed with cancer, it affects the entire family – and we’re here to help.
Whether it’s through financial assistance to help pay the bills, book club to tackle tough topics, mental health support or bereavement support services, we help families hold it together when it can feel impossible.
WHO WILL YOU RUN FOR?
Like a lot of six-year-olds, Sophie had an ear infection – but hers wouldn’t go away. Just hours after Sophie’s blood tests, her mum, Christine, was told to get Sophie to the hospital. Fast.
Then came a terrifying diagnosis: acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
“I never thought it could happen to someone I love - especially not my little girl.”
“When we felt overwhelmed, Redkite was there to help. They were our security blanket.”
Redkite is here to help families like Sophie’s, with the practical and emotional support they need to get through.