cksnlogoThe Childhood Kidney Support Network (CKSN) aims to enhance the lifestyle, health and wellbeing of children, teenagers and young adults who have Kidney Disease, and their parents, through our support programs and services.

Having your child diagnosed with Kidney Disease can be a very isolating and frightening experience. Talking and sharing your experiences with others who also have a child with Kidney Disease can provide great support, reassurance and help ease the situation.

As well as our support programs and services, CKSN offers parents, children, teenagers and young adults a network of contacts who understand the ‘kidney journey’.

CKSN is run entirely by Volunteers and funds raised are used for our programs and services.

CKSN Website

Our website includes details about our services and programs, pages of articles, resources and useful links. Visit: http://childhoodkidneysupportnetwork.org/

Parent Support

CKSN provides opportunities for parents and families to share their experiences relating to their child’s ‘kidney journey’, and offers support and advice on how to live a full and active life despite Kidney Disease.

Kidney Kids Program

cksn-teddyOur Kidney Kids Program includes our I’m an Awesome Kidney Kid! Teddy Bears, competitions, craft and entertainment activities for children undergoing Haemodialysis at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. Balloons 4 Kidney Kids, soft throw rugs and quilts for Kidney Kids,  and events are all a welcome distraction from dialysis, constant hospital admissions, medications and doctors’ appointments.

Resource Library

CKSNs’ Resource Library is a FREE service providing families access to a variety of books, brochures, booklets and information regarding Kidney Disease in children.

Chat Forums

Our active Parent Facebook Community is where parents can share experiences, offer support and advice and ask questions. Our Kidney Chit Chat Facebook Community is for young adults and their siblings.

eAlerts

CKSN eAlerts keep parents up to date on our activities and informed on relevant resources and articles.

Ambassadors and Mentors Program

Our Ambassadors and Mentors are young adults, teenagers and children who are eager and happy to connect and share their ‘Kidney Journey’ and experiences with others. Talking to others who are going through the same experiences can be a much needed opportunity to share stories and information, emotional issues and receive and provide support.

For more details please contact:

T: 1800 358 797
E: parentsupport@ksn.org.au
W: http://childhoodkidneysupportnetwork.org/
F: CKSN Facebook