Support Services

The powerful love and protection a parent feels when challenged by the random threat of cancer in their child are undeniable.

Emotional wellbeing through family support services

Patients, parents and siblings face immense challenges and change once a cancer diagnosis is made, throughout treatment and life after cancer.

Ensuring children in hospitals have access to the best possible and latest proven treatments includes essential psychosocial support therapies for children going through treatment and their families.

If you, or someone you know, is struggling, please contact us to access support through our services.  

Family Counselling Support

Financial assistance for professional counselling services (both in-person and phone) is available throughout Australia and funded by the Foundation for children on or off treatment (up to five years), their parents or siblings. Social workers and hospital staff are welcome to submit applications on behalf of families in their care.

Children's Cancer Family Support Alliance

A website directory developed to connect families of children with cancer to services and information provided by credible not-for-profit organisations.

Family Gym Access at Royal Children's Hospital

The Children’s Cancer Foundation seeks to support parents well-being while based at the Royal Children’s Hospital for prolonged periods caring for their children and we offer free access to the onsite gymnasium on the Ground Floor.
Click the “Gain Gym Access” button to contact the Family Resource Co-Ordinator, Merridy Justice, and organise your pass.

Family Resource Coordinators

Our funding contributes to the Family Resource Coordinator roles at The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital. The Coordinators are the familiar faces that bring light to the hospital ward, even during the toughest times.
Please speak to in-hospital staff or social worker to access these services.

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