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Also visit  Youth Links  I  Kidney Kids Camps  I  Kidney Capers & holidays

Special fun things and books for Kidney Kids!

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Onsite KHA recommended web pages
Using the web & Kidney Glossary - valuable tools for school and personal health education. Explore our site for helpful evidence based education. Pages for projects: Drink Water Instead! I How Our Kidneys WorkYouth Links


Kidney Community Newsletter - share your story
Do you have a news item for our Kidney Community News? Email our editor with an outline of your story or suggestions for articles to cassandra.bradshaw@kidney.org.au


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

  or email enquiries to khis@kidney.org.au
Free call service for people with, or affected by, kidney and urinary disease
Use the National Relay Service www.relayservice.com.au if hearing impaired, to connect to KHIS


Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 - 24 hrs every day - 5 to 25 years old
www.kidshelp.com.au
and www.kidshelp.com.au/kids/information/cyberspace

What is Kids Helpline? Fun friendly site where you can get help and connect
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 (10 to 20) living with a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability, and their siblings. 

Moderated chat room provides opportunity to connect and share experience with others with similar conditions in Australia! Enjoy new friendships and fun, heaps of chat guests! Awesome articles, videos, group discussion, blog, with music player featuring latest hits! Competitions for epic prizes. Register www.livewire.org.au * call 1300 727 827 * info@livewire.org.au

RANGE OF PUBLICATIONS FOR KIDNEY KIDS AND THEIR FAMILY

Kidney Kidnections Cost: $25 inc postage
This story of experiences of children and parents struggling to come to terms with a diagnosis of kidney disease, written by a parent of a Kidney Kid, tells real stories of Australian families with kids affected by kidney disease . Inspirational uplifting insight into their journeys with beautiful photos and simple facts on kidney disease, how our kidneys work and more.

Order this 80 page colour book by freecall 1800 454 363 to send order by email to 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 South Australia - prepared by final year occupational therapy students Veronica Edwards and Catherine Tonks.


Where's your kidneys Mum? Simple story for kids of parents with CKD

FREE TO ORDER - Postage & handling costs only
Any funds raised donated to Canberra Renal Outpatient Services
- contact Wendy on 02 6244 2046 or wendy.faulder@act.gov.au


Starting dialysis is a devastating challenge for anyone and has an effect on all the family. Kids find this very hard to understand. This charming book uses drawings to help tell this story, which makes it easier to set out day to day practical problems a family may face when a parent starts dialysis. Book explains why dialysis helps 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 excellent education resources support the book's message. Read excerpt Where's your kidneys Mum?












Kids Companion on Kidneys Free Kidney Health Australia publication
Book 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 go to Kidney Health Australia

Kids (3 to 13) learn about their kidneys and other fun stuff.
Lindi's album tracks focus on ‘wholesome’ fun themes. 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, our Kid's Ambassador 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 YouTube video 'Billy, Billy, Billy the Kidney from the album. You'll love it - it's 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 Kids in Victoria
Very Special Kids (partnership with Gandel Charitable Trust) - freecall 1800 888 875 or mail@vsk.org.au - download Victorian version>

For kids in South Australia
Women’s & Children’s Hospital - call 08 8464 7900 (Jane) or nosuchthing@wchfoundation.org.au - download SA version>

 


ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES

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 like.


CAMPS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDNEY KIDS

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

Our National Kidney Kids Camps>
Camps offer an environment of entertainment with structured adult-supervised activities, organised for Kidney Kids with access to medical treatment. Kidney Kids develop support networks and interact with others with similar health issues.



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

Kidney Kids Capers  
Australia wide day activity programs for school-aged children with kidney disease, their siblings of all ages, families and carers.

Updated 9 August 2014

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Last updated: Aug 2014.