Paediatric Patients


Canteen is the best place to help young people deal with the challenges cancer brings because we get it. Canteen is here for you if you are aged 12 - 25 years and cancer has turned your world upside down.

A variety of services is available, such as:

  • Counselling and individual support
  • Connect with other young people online
  • Peer support and programs
  • Youth cancer services
  • Books and resources
  • Useful links
  • For parents - online support


Childhood Cancer

Providing 30 support services to families with a child with cancer. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, they and their families can rely on outstanding levels of medical treatment, but they also need other vital services to get through.That’s where the Childhood Cancer Association steps in.

  • This includes Counselling, a Putting Families First Program. In addition, they provide:
  • Hospital visits — by our trained counsellors to give families additional support while their child is receiving treatment
  • SIBS — Super Important Brothers and Sisters — school holiday activities to help siblings understand and cope with what’s happening to their brother or sister
  • Family support pack — a help kit that can include toiletries, a diary, a digital thermometer, family entertainment passes, and, of course, Elliot, our mascot!
  • Financial assistance — available to families experiencing hardship, and coordinated through the family's Social Worker at the Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Childminding — for the child with cancer and/or their brothers and sisters



Holding it together when your child’s life is in question can feel impossible. Redkite provides the practical, emotional and financial support for families who have a child with cancer aged 18 and under, so you don’t have to face it alone.

Services include: Counselling & Social Work, Help with Bills, Fuel & Food, Connect Groups, Hospital & Social Workers, Education Grants, Dare to Dream Scholarships, Support with Grief & Bereavement, and many more.

Please view the full list of services here:



Brainchild Foundation’s mission is to provide emotional, financial and educational support to the families of children who have been diagnosed with tumours of the brain and spinal cord. Brainchild is for any brain or spinal cord tumour, it does not need to be malignant or cancerous.

Support is inclusive of emergency financial relief managed through hospital welfare, bereavement support, therapy and tutoring support through the Better Tomorrows Program, and family camps and respite that provide well deserved fun for all.

Learn more about how they can help here:



Brainwave supports families and children with brain injuries and illnesses to adapt and thrive.

No matter where families are in Australia, Brainwave can help by providing holistic support in times of crisis, ongoing access to information and resources, and build meaningful social connections with and between families.

Support they provide includes in-hospital support, Equipment and Therapies program, the Brainwave Parents Connect Facebook Group, Camp Brainwave, Family Days and their Kids and Sibs holiday program.

Learn more about how they can help here:


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