Talking and learning about cancer with kids

When a parent is diagnosed with cancer family life inevitably changes. Children cope better if they are included, involved in conversations and understand what cancer is.

We offer Cancer Cloud kits designed to help parents, or adults, talk to children about cancer; help children understand what cancer is and how it is treated; and help families emotionally, and practically during changes in family life after a parent is diagnosed with cancer.

For children with a parent or carer with incurable cancer

We also offer Pip’s Kit, a toolkit designed to support children aged 5-10 years old to understand dying, grief and coping skills when their parent has incurable cancer or in end of life care.

Find out more about Pip’s Kit

Build your own Cancer Cloud

Browse our wide range of tools from 5 categories to assemble a kit specific to your child. Questions? Please refer to our FAQ page

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Free Resources

We have collected lots of different types and styles of resources that have been created to help children cope when a parent has cancer, or help families talk and learn about cancer.

Browse free online resources