Further Support Services
Headspace Warrnambool is a FREE youth friendly service for those aged 12-25 years. We acknowledge that many things can contribute to someone's mental health. That's why headspace supports young people with their:
mental health and wellbeing
physical and sexual health
alcohol and other drugs support
work, school and study
Very Special Kids provides holistic palliative care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and tailored support for their families – through life, death and bereavement. Our integrated approach includes emotional, clinical and practical support to help improve quality of life and create positive, lasting memories.
It’s important to have ready access to information you can trust. On this website you will find a wide range of information about children’s cancer, types of children’s cancer, living with and life after cancer, finding support and participating in clinical trials.
If you care for or know a child, aged 18 and under, who either has cancer or has been treated for cancer, we’re here to help with practical, financial and mental health support.
Explore our range of supports available to you, including our new portal myRedkite to easily request financial assistance online.
Neuroblastoma Australia provides digital information resources, runs family events and funds research.
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. Qualified counsellors at Kids Helpline are available via WebChat, phone or email anytime.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing South West Healthcare is a specialist mental health assessment and treatment service for infants, children and young people up to 18 years of age.
The Leila Rose Foundation is dedicated to assisting families affected by Rare Childhood Cancer. We offer support and guidance to families when faced with the painful reality that little may be known about the cancer affecting their child.
We've Got You Inc.
Supporting families in South West Victoria who have experienced the loss of a child from conception through to sixteen years of age.
Camp Quality provides family experiences, camps, school education programs, as well as Child Life Therapy in hospital.
Ronald McDonald House Charities has a wide range of programs to help seriously ill children and their families including accommodation and education support.
The Youth Cancer Services are based in major hospitals around Australia. They receive federal funding through Canteen to provide specialised treatment and support for young people aged 15-25 with cancer.
Cancer Council is the peak national organisation aimed at reducing the incidence and effects of cancer. The state and territory Cancer Councils provide information and support for people affected by cancer, and undertake and fund cancer research.
Moyne Shire Council maintains a dedicated team of Maternal and Child Health Nurses who provide a free family-centred service to parents and carers with children from birth to school age. Working in partnership with families the Maternal and Child Health Nurse offers guidance, support and information in all aspects of parenting, child health and development, maternal health and family well-being.
Beyond Blue is one of Australia’s most well-known and visited mental health organisations, focused on supporting people affected by anxiety, depression and suicide.
Canteen supports 12-25 year olds dealing with their own diagnosis, a close family member’s cancer or the death of a loved one. Our services also now extend to parents, because when they cope better with cancer and communicate openly, their children are likely to experience less distress and anxiety.
BTAA provides information resources and peer support to patients and their families through their support line.
Starlight Children’s Charity provide Starlight Express rooms in hospitals and wishes to seriously ill children.
Livewire is a free online community powered by Starlight, which connects teens living with illness or disability & their siblings, in Australia or New Zealand.
Leukaemia Foundation provides support to patients and their families with blood cancers and other blood disorders, like aplastic anaemia. They provide accommodation, transport, emotional support, information, support groups and support with grief.