Clinical Care

Brightening their days.

We provide optimum comfort and care across all allied health and psychosocial support therapies. We fund integrated programs and methods that will enhance a child’s cancer treatment, help them cope with the pain and psychological distress, and foster creativity, play and expression. 

Since 1992 we have funded the salaries of medical consultants, nurses, nurse educators, pharmacists, dieticians, e-education advisors, play therapists, art therapists, music therapists, psychologists, mental health clinicians, neuropsychologists and many more to ensure the best possible outcome for children with cancer.  

“The small things can make a world of difference to kids facing big challenges” ~ Cooper’s Mum 

The Beaded Journey   

If you treasure a piece of jewellery because of the sentiment it represents, you will understand the significance of a child’s Beaded Journey. 

The Foundation has funded The Beaded Journey since 2008. Upon completing a treatment or reaching a milestone, scan, test, treatment session and significant event, both medical and non-medical, the positive and painful children add a beautiful bead to a string. 

The beads are a vivid representation and validation of a child’s progress, resilience and bravery. 

"All these beads mean something to me", Jordan, patient. 

Music Therapy 

If you have ever found yourself lost within a song, totally immersed, you’ve experienced the essence of music therapy. Expression and creativity through musical instruments, song and singing have been brought to children undergoing treatment by the Foundation since 2009.  

“Georgia loves music therapy. It’s one of the things we asked for right away. I just knew it was really important for her mental health,” Anna, Georgia’s mum. 

Art Therapy 

Art Therapy provides a space for children to get messy, experiment and express themselves through the healing power of art. Along with the Pratt Foundation, since 2006 the Art Therapy program has provided a space for children to process their feelings at a time when words alone are not enough. 
Jordan patient with Rhabdomyosarcoma
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