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New Redkite 'catch up' groups for grandparents, fathers and bereaved parents

Tuesday 30 June 2020 in News from the Cancer Centre

Recent informal 'catch ups', organised by Redkite, that enable parents to chat, connect and share their thoughts and concerns in friendly, supportive groups have been so popular that different types have been added.

Audrey Morisseau, Redkite's Family Support Coordinator for the Cancer Centre for Children, said, "The catch ups have been quite popular and for that reason our social workers have decided to create different groups including for grandparents, dads and bereaved parents."

Connect with others facing childhood cancer

The virtual groups offer a chance for you to connect with other people who are having similar experiences. They are a safe place to talk openly about your experiences, collectively identify some helpful strategies that you may find useful in your own life, chat, or even just listen.

You can participate from home or hospital and all groups have two social workers present to help facilitate discussions. If you'd prefer not to use your camera you are welcome to join in with audio.

Further information is provided on the registration links below.


Grandparents Connect Group

Thursday, 2 July 2020

12.00 -1.30pm

Register for the Grandparents Connect Group here.


Dads Connect Group

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

12.00 -1.30pm

Register for the Dads Connect Group here.


Bereaved Parents Connect Group

Monday, 13 July 2020


Register for the Bereaved Parents Connect Group here.


Parents Coffee Catch Ups

Two groups meet every second Tuesday:

  • Group 1 will meet on 14 July and 28 July, 2020
  • Group 2 will meet on 7 July and 21 July, 2020

Register for a Coffee Catch Up group here.


Find out more in Feeling isolated? Join a virtual coffee catch up

Read about Redkite's cancer support groups.

Want to find out more or need help? Contact Redkite on 1800 733 548.

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