Our world-first Kids’ Guide to Cancer app is a free, interactive educational app that answers the most common questions children have regarding cancer. The app was redesigned in 2021 and features animated stories that promote peer support and understanding. It is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Returning home from hospital during, or after, a child's cancer treatment can be overwhelming and leave a family feeling unsure of where to look for help. The New Normal Navigator is a free app that offers practical support to parents of a diagnosed child and connects them to further services that may be helpful for their family.
This app includes input and insights from Australian families who have faced these challenges. The New Normal Navigator app was developed thanks to funding from the Federal Government. It is available on the App Store on iPhone and Android.
Our Happiness Hub is the online home for Camp Quality's services and programs. The Hub offers kids isolated by cancer treatment, hospitalisation, or living rurally, access to puppet videos, games and craft activities, wellbeing resources and virtual book readings so they don't miss out.
The Happiness Hub is a digital dose of positivity accessible to all Australians, promoting the laughter, social connection and positivity that is the heart and soul of Camp Quality. In 2020 alone, 49,000 visitors watched over 1,800 hours of kids' content and wellbeing resources on the Happiness Hub.
Camp Quality Puppet Digital Playdates bring fun and distraction to Camp Quality kids isolated by cancer. Kids can connect live with one of our much-loved puppets via a 10-minute online 'playdate' using their personal device such as a smartphone or tablet. Puppet Digital Playdates are tailored to the child's age and interests. This program is available to Camp Quality kids in hospital, or isolated at home due to health concerns separating them from school, friends or community. Following a successful trial at Monash Children's Hospital, Camp Quality Puppet Digital Playdates were rolled out nationally in September 2020.
Virtual Camps bring the fun, positivity and connection of a camp experience online for Camp Quality kids aged 7-14. These camps mean kids isolated by cancer, due to treatment, location or ongoing health concerns, don't miss out on Kids' Camp. Virtual Camps are hosted for up to 50 kids on Zoom. A Camp Leader and the Camp Quality Puppets take kids on an interactive live-streamed adventure, supported by Camp Quality companions, where they choose from a range of activities. Kids receive a 'Camp in a Box' ahead of the event, with all the equipment needed, and a camp wristband memento.
Camp Quality has joined forces with national youth cancer charity Canteen to expand services for parents and carers.
The Child and Youth Cancer Alliance, a partnership between the two charities, has launched the Parenting Through Cancer website. This provides a safe online space where parents of children, teens and young adults, aged up to 25 years, can access free professional telephone counselling and online support.