The Stockland CARE Foundation and our partners are sharing stories and advice on mental health as part of Mental Health Month this October. This week is National Carers Week (11 to 17 October 2020), an opportunity for us to celebrate, recognise and raise awareness about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.
Carers provide care and support to a family member or friend with disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, serious illness, a terminal illness, addiction or who are more senior. As part of National Carers Week we wanted to hear from our partner Redkite on how carers with a very ill child can be supported.
From Redkite: "It could be said that when a child hurts, the whole family hurts."
That’s why at Redkite, we don’t just work closely with the parents of children with cancer, but we support their brothers and sisters, their extended family and sometimes even their friends. We understand how hard it can be to support someone who is caring for their seriously ill child.
If you are friends or colleagues with someone who has a seriously ill child, some of these tips compiled by our social workers might help you care for a
Thanks to the generous support of Stockland, Redkite care for the of children with cancer all over the country, every day.’’
You can learn more about Redkite and how they are helping children with cancer and their families at Redkite.org.au.