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Special fun things and books for Kidney Kids!
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Onsite KHA recommended web pages
Using the web and Kidney Glossary - valuable tools for your school and personal health research. Explore our website to find lots of helpful evidence based education, for you and your friends.

Web topics for school projects: Drink Water Instead!  I  How Our Kidneys Work  I  Youth Links

Kidney Kids can have amazing 'Wishes' come true!
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Australia grants cherished wishes to kids and young people with a life-threatening illness. Parents of Kidney Kids should apply - child's nephrologist must confirm if child's illness is life-threatening.

Medically eligible children (under 4) are entitled to a “Wish Box” of toys. Contact Christina Kelly, Community Liaison Officer on 03 9426 0777 or c.kelly@makeawish.org.au

Education - interesting as well as fun

More fun and learning stuff

1800 454 363 - Our Kidney Health Information Service
Free call service for people with, or affected by, kidney and urinary disease or you may email

National Relay Service - www.relayservice.com.au - for those with hearing or speech impairment
Use service to connect to KHIS line - quote 1800 454 363
TTY/Voice 133 677 | Speak & Listen (SSR) 1300 555 727 w

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 - 24 hrs every day
and www.kidshelp.com.au/kids/information/cyberspace
What is Kids Helpline? Fun friendly website - place where you can get help and connect for
young people (5 to 25) : phone, email or chat online with a counsellor.

As a young person with kidney failure, you are invited to join Livewire!
Free safe online place for young people aged 10 to 20 years old living with a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability, and their siblings.

A fully-moderated chat room provides members with the opportunity to connect and share experiences with other young people with similar conditions from all over Australia! In the chat room users encounter an opportunity for friendship, fun and connections. Livewire features heaps of chat guests, too!

Livewire also provides awesome articles and videos; group discussion pages, opportunity to blog, and ever popular Livewire Music Player featuring latest hits as well as classics! Regular competitions give members an opportunity to score themselves epic prizes. Register www.livewire.org.au * call 1300 727 827 * info@livewire.org.au


Kidney Kidnections Cost: $25 inc postage
More than just a story book, it is an account of experiences of children and parents struggling to come to terms with a diagnosis of kidney disease. Simone Eyles, a parent of a Kidney Kid, produced and developed this book presenting real stories of 18 Australian families with kids affected by kidney disease. She presents inspirational, personal and uplifting insights into their journeys, supported by beautiful photos and simple facts on kidney disease, how our kidneys work and a glossary of easy to understand terminology.

Order this 80 page colour book (proceeds support our fight against kidney disease) using  or Call 1800 454 363 to order, or email susan.sayer@kidney.org.au


Moe's Sick Kidneys
Cost $10 each (inc postage)

Moe takes his friend Milko on an adventure to tell him what it’s like. Milko thinks Moe is very brave having sick kidneys, having his blood cleaned and taking care of himself. This book is a great story and activity book for kids who have sick kidneys and friends around them.

Collaboration: Kidney Health Australia and University of Sth Australia - prepared by final year occupational therapy students Veronica Edwards and Catherine Tonks.

Where's your kidneys Mum?

postage & handling costs only
Call Wendy Faulder to buy a copy on 02 6244 2046 or wendy.faulder@act.gov.au

FREE - Simple story for kids of parents with chronic kidney disease
Starting dialysis is a devastating challenge for anyone and has an effect on all the family. Kids in particular find this very hard to understand. This charming book uses delightful drawings, to help tell this story to kids involved, which makes it easier to set out day to day practical problems a family may face, when a parent starts dialysis.

This book explains why dialysis helps the kidneys do their important work in the body, so kids better understand basic issues related to dialysis and kidney failure. View animations: how our kidneys work * how dialysis works with your child - these are excellent education resources which can support this book's message.

Read excerpt from Where's your kidneys Mum? example of content.

Funds raised are donated to
Canberra Renal
Outpatients’ Services

Kids Companion on Kidneys
Free Kidney Health Australia publication
Tells it 'how it is' to be a kid with CKD, on dialysis waiting for a transplant and how different and difficult life can be when you can only eat certain foods and drink limited fluid and have dialysis regularly to live. Support sheets can be printed when needed: Family friends  I  Important contacts  I  Tablet timetable

Snap's Kakadu Club CD/DVD - First Steps
"Billy Kidney's Healthy Fun Show" CD/DVD
Part proceeds from sales go to Kidney Health Australia

Kids (3 to 13) learn about their kidneys and other fun stuff. Lindi's new album features tracks from her shows which focus on ‘wholesome’ but fun themes. Great website too at www.snapskakaduclub.com.au

Lindi's fun and entertaining characters teach good health, confidence, being aware of the world, social wisdom, stranger danger, how to handle bullies and reinforces positive life skills.

Ventriloquist Lindi Jane is our special Kid's Ambassador
and donates her time to entertain our Kidney Kids at our
Kidney Camps, Kidney Capers and other events.

Billy Kidney's Health Tips are wise:

* Keep fit -be active
* Drink plenty of water
* Eat lots of fruit and vegetables
* Avoid take-away food
* Dance run hop swim skip - as you like
* Play sport outside often with friends
* Be happy and healthy

Click on this YouTube video to listen to 'Billy, Billy, Billy the Kidney...... on this album.
You'll love it - it is very catchy.



There's No Such Thing As A Silly Question

Excellent and free publication

Practical guide and resource for Australian families, to assist parents of children with chronic illness, disability, mental illness, or a life-threatening illness, find their way around often complex medical & community systems.

For Kidney Kids, their siblings and family

KidneyHealthAus -
Kidney-Ed TV on YouTube

Reviewed videos and animations interesting animations - for both adults and kids
Collection of clips reviewed by our medical and health team. Quality videos, fascinating animations, health education videos, patient stories and various topics grouped into playlists. Recommended for project work.

View our Kidney and urinary system playlist first, then others you may be interested in.


If you would like more information about our programs for Kidney Kids, their families and siblings, or our new young adult programs, call Colin Finch - National Kidney Kids Camp Co-ordinator on 1800 454 363 or KHIS@kidney.org.au

Our National Kidney Kids Camps>
Camps are held every 18 months with the goal to provide an environment where entertainment and structured adult-supervised activities are organised for Kidney Kids with access to medical treatment. Kidney Kids develop informal support networks and interact with peers with similar health issues.

National Kidney Kids Camp - Mt Eliza, Victoria in April 2012

Videos from this camp tell the stories of awesome adventures and fun at Kidney Kids Camp.
Also see photos from Kidney Kids Camp click link to download via Flickr.

Kidney Kids Capers  
Australia wide day activity programs for school-aged children with kidney disease, their siblings of all ages, families and carers - see Kidney Kids Capers photo board - big thank you to our volunteers!

Updated 14 April 2014

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Last updated: Apr 2014.