Useful Links

www.headtohealth.gov.au Head to Health can point you to around 370 mental health services and resources funded by the Australian Government.

www.pinkhope.org.au Pink Hope is a preventative health organisation that works to assess, manage and reduce an individual’s risk of breast and ovarian cancer, while providing personalised support for at-risk women and their families.

www.campquality.org.au Camp Quality provides respite and recreation programs for children and adolescents aged 0-13 who have cancer, and their siblings.

www.starlight.org.au The Starlight Foundation aims to brighten the lives of hospitalised and seriously ill children in Australia.

www.redkite.org.au Redkite is an Australian charity that supports young people and their families through cancer by providing emotional support, financial assistance and educational services.

www.bereavementcare.com.au The Bereavement Care Centre’s goals are to provide comprehensive and accessible counselling and support services for the terminally ill and their families, and for those recently bereaved.

www.childhoodgrief.org.au The National Centre for Childhood Grief provides loving support in a safe place where children grieving a death can share their experience as they learn to live with its impact on their lives.

www.headspace.org.au Headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation.

www.youthbeyondblue.com Beyondblue’s website for young people-information on depression, anxiety and how to help a friend.

www.livewire.org.au Starlight Foundation’s web portal for 10-21 year olds with serious illness or disability to connect with each other.

www.somazone.com.au Somazone offer free confidential advice and information for young people about drugs, sex, mental health, body image and relationships.

www.youngcarers.net.au Provides important information, support and contact for young people acting as carers.

www.awch.org.au AWCH is a national organisation advocating for the needs of children, young people and families within the health care system in Australia. Focusing upon the psycho-social needs of children and young people, AWCH is involved in education, advocacy, information provision, support to families and health professionals, research and consultation and is available to give talks about the special needs of children in hospital and/or AWCH Services.

www.skylight.org.nz A social enterprise offering a wide range of services to support those facing tough times of change, loss, trauma and grief – whatever the cause, and whatever their age.

www.teenslivingwithcancer.com Provides answers to questions, information on how to help your family and friends with your illness, stories and chances to communicate with people who are affected by cancer.

www.riprap.org.uk A UK website aimed at 12-16 year olds who have a parent with cancer. Read stories and email in questions for a professional to answer.

www.fertilehope.org Fertile Hope is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors.

www.preparetolive.org Aims to be a source of “Help, Hope, Information and Inspiration” for young adult patients, survivors and caregivers coping with cancer worldwide.

www.realtimecancer.org This is a place where young adults dealing with cancer can connect through a web-based peer support community.

www.teenagecancertrust.org Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer. It is a UK based organisation that focuses on building teenage specific cancer units in public hospitals.

www.bebrightpink.org Bright Pink is a non-profit organization in the US that provides education and support to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

www.hopefortwo.org Hope for Two…The Pregnant with Cancer Network.

www.youngadultcancer.ca Young Adult Cancer Canada is an organisation that provides a number of programs for young adult survivors and supporters, including an annual retreat, conference and Expedition to help survivors and supporters connect with others who truly understand what they are going through.

www.bcna.org.au This website can give you more information about breast cancer specifically. BCNA works to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs.

www.cancercouncil.com.au This website has a list of information on all different cancers and treatments, and where to access support groups.

www.thewomens.org.au/fertilityandinfertility This is the website of the Royal Women’s Hospital reproductive health service that has information related to fertility and cancer treatment for both women and men.

www.macmillan.org.uk A UK website where you can get more information about cancer (not specifically for young people).

www.cancerresearchuk.org Cancer Research UK is the leading funder of cancer research in the UK. Their website is full of useful and up-to-date information.

www.ipofa.org This is the website of the International Premature Ovarian Failure Association. Here you can find information about premature ovarian failure and find support from others in the same situation.

www.asbestos.com Provides heaps of information about asbestos related cancers such as mesothelioma and asbestos cancer.

www.pleuralmesothelioma.com Provides information on pleural mesothelioma and offers a number of resources to those coping with the pulmonary cancer.

www.checkemlads.com The Phil Morris and Mick Riley testicular cancer awareness site.

www.aftercure.org A US website that provides information for young people who are in remission from cancer.

www.voicesofsurvivors.org A US website with videos and written stories about what it means to be a cancer survivor. Mostly adult stories.

www.lawstuff.org.au An Australian website dedicated to providing legal information for children and young people.

www.kildonan.org.au/programs-and-services/financial-support/we-care  Kildonan’s WeCare is a free telephone financial support information service for families with children and young people living with cancer.

www.4women.com 4Women.com provides fashionable headwear to women, teens and girls who are experiencing medical hair loss. The beaubeau scarf is fashionable, comfortable, secure and FUN to wear.