helpful links

Family Support


Beyond Blue


Provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

www.beyondblue.org.au



HeartKids

HeartKids help navigate the lifetime journey of Australian children, teens and adults affected by congenital heart disease.  Their aim is to help them -and their families – to lead the most fulfilling life possible and to reach their personal goals.

www.heartkids.org.au



Helpful Love

The helpful alternative to sending flowers. For when friends and family want to help, but are not sure what to do. See our blog post for more.

www.helpfullove.com.au



Koala Kids 

Provide small things that make a difference to the lives of children and young people undergoing cancer treatment and their families in Victoria.

www.koalakids.org.au



Ronald McDonald House 

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) is an independent charity that helps families of seriously ill children. We help keep families together and close to the care their child needs.

www.rmc.org.au



Source Kids

Source Kids is Australia’s first magazine for parents, carers, families, professionals and teachers working with children with special needs.

www.sourcekids.com.au



Starlight Foundation 

Starlight’s mission is “To brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families”. Because sick kids are still kids at heart…

www.starlight.org.au



The Resilience Project

The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs to schools, sports clubs and businesses, providing practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness.

www.theresilienceproject.com.au



TLC for Kids 

TLC for Kids is the leading Australian children’s charity helping sick kids and their families cope with the challenges of everyday life with illness.

www.tlcforkids.org.au



Very Special Kids

A children’s charity that helps families across Victoria who have a child with a life-threatening condition with ongoing support from diagnosis all the way through to recovery or bereavement. Family support services include counselling, advocacy, sibling support, bereavement support, networking and peer activities, trained family volunteers and specialist care.

www.vsk.org.au



 


Products & Businesses we Love


Funny Little Things Crayons

Hand poured crayons made from all natural waxes and non-toxic pigments. These come in a range of shapes and sizes designed specifically for little hands and big imaginations.  As featured in our Easter Gift Guide!

www.etsy.com/au/shop/FLTCrayons



The Grace Files

Bespoke journals & beautiful gift boxes. Special emphasis on childhood health, cancer care and caring for others.

thegracefiles.com.au



Heavenly Trimmings 

Small gifts that make a BIG difference. Gifting free Blessing bows/badges to courageous kids fighting chronic health battles.

www.facebook.com/heavenlytrimmings



Hello Yello Clothing

Hello Yello Clothing believes in making fashionable adaptive and inclusive clothing and accessory for people with a variety of disabilities, medical conditions, different abilities and needs, accessible to all.

helloyelloclothing.com



Little Wuppy

A sausage dog worry puppy designed especially as an aid to help ease children’s worries and anxiety. You can find out more about how this helps in hospital our blog post on anxiety.

littlewuppy.com.au



Sister Scout Studio


Sophie Timothy is a Melbourne based photographer who has done some of our beautiful product photography and headshots. We highly recommend Sophie and everything she does!

www.sisterscout.studio



Susan Shaw

Lactation Consultant for mother’s of children with medical conditions and special needs. See our blog post for more on breastfeeding in hospital.

www.susanshaw.com.au



Two Little Ducklings

Australian designed greeting cards, announcements, invitations, party stationery, gift tags and beautiful educational children’s products.

twolittleducklings.com.au



Two Minute Moves

Started by Lizzy Williamson, 2 minute moves provides great ideas for fitting exercise into your day no matter where you are. So important with self care, make sure you take a look at our blog post for tips on exercise in hospital.

www.twominutemoves.com



We are adding to this list all the time. If you have any suggestions of support groups, services, pages or products you think would be useful too, please let us know!