5/4 Homer Street Moonee Ponds 3039

Further Resources

Organisations, including services and resources available Helpful Resources

Royal Children’s Hospital Education Institute
Phone: (03) 9322 5100
Support and information
Internet Address: www.rch.org.au

Royal Children’s Hospital Multi-Disciplinary Support Staff
Phone: (03) 9345 5522
Treatment, information and support services

Monash Medical Centre Paediatric Multi-Disciplinary Support Staff
Phone: (03) 9594 6666
Treatment, information and support services

The Cancer Council Victoria (CCV)
Service to metropolitan and regional Victoria
1 Rathdowne Street
Carlton VIC 3053
Phone: (03) 9635 5000
Toll Free: 13 11 20
Email Address: enquiries@accv.org.au
Internet Address: www.accv.org.au

The Cancer Council Victoria Cancer Information and Support Service
Phone: 13 11 20
Hours: 9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. weekdays
Nurse Counsellors provide referral to support services and resources on childhood cancer, e.g. the books and brochures:

When a student has cancer: A resource for teachers and school communities (Royal Children’s Hospital Education Institute & Cancer Council Victoria, 2000).

Resources for children and adolescents who have a parent with cancer are also available.
Kids’ Links at: http://www.rch.unimelb.edu.au/gcrc/patinfo/kidslinks.htm

The Cancer Council Victoria Welfare Grants
Emergency grants are available to families. These are accessed through the Paediatric Social Worker at the Royal Children’s Hospital and at Monash Medical Centre or directly through the Cancer Information and Support Service.

Network of Childhood Cancer Groups
These groups meet quarterly and The Cancer Council Victoria produces a calendar of their events to inform families and hospital staff. The Network runs a Sunday family seminar every two years.

Camp Quality
Fiona Setchell (03) 9646 9923
Website: www.campquality.org.au
Family support and activities

CanTeen
Phone: (03) 9329 5288
http://www.canteen.org.au
Teenage patients’ and siblings’ support and activities

Challenge Cancer Support Network
Phone: (03) 9329 8474
Patients’ and siblings’ support and activities

Children’s Brain Tumour Association
Rosemary Sandalis (03) 94370814
Family support and information

Geelong Paediatric & Adolescent Support Service (PASS)
Phone: (03) 5226 720
Family Support and activities

The Leukaemia Foundation
Victoria
44 Ellingworth Parade
Box Hill Vic 3128
T: 03 9949 5800
F: 03 9890 8753
http://www.leukaemia.org.au/web/index.php
Family support and information

A discussion forum moderated by haematology nurses to ensure safety and accuracy of information: http://www.talkbloodcancer.com

Young Ostomy Support Group
Phone: (03) 9219 8597
Family support and information

Ronald McDonald House – Monash
Phone: (03) 9562 6223
Accommodation and family support during treatment

Ronald McDonald House – Parkville House Inc
Phone: (03) 9345 6300
Accommodation and family support during treatment.

The Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children (Victoria) Ltd has changed its name.

It is now

REDKITE
Victorian Office
PO Box 3037, Auburn VIC 3123
Tel: (03) 9857 4155
Email: vic@redkite.org.au
Financial assistance to families

Make a Wish Foundaton Australia Ltd
http://www.makeawish.org.au/about/default.asp
Phone: 03 9867 8733
Special grants

Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia
The national number is
Ph: 1300 727 827
Fax: (02) 9437 4634
VICTORIA: Ph: (03) 9663 3300
Email: starlight@starlight.org.au
http://www.starlight.org.au/
Special grants