Family Support

The Foundation believes supporting the family throughout a child’s cancer treatment is critical. We fund hospital employees, such as the Family Resource Coordinators at The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital, to help parents navigate the overwhelming world of treatment. The Coordinators are the familiar faces that bring light to the hospital ward, even during the toughest times.

For families that are facing difficulties due to a childhood cancer diagnosis, treatment and/or outcome, the Foundation funds professional counselling services throughout Australia for children on or off treatment (up to 5 years), their parents or siblings. Families have the flexibility to choose a professional in their neighbourhood that specialises in the issues they wish to discuss. If you, or someone you know, is struggling; please contact us for support through this program.

For young children, we also provide therapeutic books to help adjust to the physical and psychological changes associated with cancer treatment and life after cancer. These books offer a creative way for parents to help their child find their voice.

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