If you need to talk to someone urgently Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days week. This is a national organisation that has useful information on counselling, health, accommodation and a whole lot of other services. They can help you deal with things like stress, depression and loneliness.
The Cancer Council – 13 11 20
The Cancer Council is the peak national organisation aimed at reducing the incidence and effects of cancer. The Council undertakes and funds cancer research, and provides information and support for people affected by cancer.
Camp Quality is the children’s family cancer charity that believes in bringing optimism and happiness to the lives of children (aged 0-13) and families affected by cancer.
Redkite supports children and young people with cancer (up to the age of 24), and their families.They provide emotional, financial and educational assistance.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities has a wide range of programs to help seriously ill children and their families across Australia, all focused on making the journey to recovery as easy as possible.
The Starlight Foundation
The Starlight Foundation is there to lift the spirits of seriously ill children undergoing treatment, giving them the opportunity to laugh, play and be a child again.
Make-a-Wish is the only charity in Australia solely focused on granting bespoke, life-changing wishes for seriously ill children. Our wishes provide much needed distraction, hope for the future and the strength to keep fighting.
e-Mental Health Portal
The Australian Government has also funded Mindhealthconnect to provide source of information, support and a gateway to therapy for people seeking online help for mental health issues.
The Behavioural Sciences Unit at the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital
The Behavioural Sciences Unit is a leading paediatric psycho-oncology research unit dedicated to improving the lives of childhood cancer patients and their families. Until a cure for all childhood cancers has been found, it is the Unit’s mandate to improve hospital initiatives through research to better support patients and their families from diagnosis to survivorship and bereavement.