One of the principal beneficiaries of Telethon is the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (soon to be the new Perth Children’s Hospital), which is gaining a reputation as one of the world’s leading paediatric facilities.
Thanks to Telethon funding, PMH (and soon to be PCH) has established the Telethon Clinical Research Centre. Established to discover new cures, therapies, medical equipment and other interventions for sick children. The Telethon Clinical Research Centre aims to ensure that all children throughout WA have access to the latest cutting edge and most effective therapies.Visit the PMH Website
The world-renowned the Telethon Kids Institute is responsible for many ground-breaking discoveries surrounding child health. Leading researchers at the Institute are working hard to free children from a number of diseases and conditions including cancer and leukaemia, diabetes, autism, asthma and infectious disease.
The need to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and families is also a priority research focus area. Current research projects funded by Telethon include early intervention for children with complex needs in remote communities and Marulu – Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder prevention study.Visit the Telethon Kids Institute
Along with Telethon Kids Institute and Perth Children's Hospital, there were thirty nine other organisations that benefited from the $26.2m the people of WA raised in 2016.
Providing In-Home Baby Intervention Service (IBIS) supporting families of babies diagnosed with development delay or a disability.
Creating new opportunities for social and physical interactions to enrich the lives of children who require high care through the High Care Kids program.
Teaching children at early learning centres and kindergartens and their parents the importance of basic hygiene practice for the prevention of meningococcal sepsis and meningitis.
Helping children with asthma build healthy habits and improve their daily quality of life through the Puff Kids Club program.
Positively influencing the lives of children and at risk youth in the Kimberley region through the WA and Kimberley Music Education Program.
Developing essential skills for children and teenagers with ASD through the Holiday Makers Program.
Helping children with Cerebral Palsy and other movement disorders by providing advanced biomechanical rehabilitation therapy sessions.
Providing fun-filled, affordable recreation camps for children with intellectual disabilities and respite for their families.
Providing a Liaison Coordinator who offers support to families through their cancer journey.
Providing young carers aged 8 -17 with the Young Carers WA Horse Riding Camp which offers support, rest and the chance to socialise with other young carers.
Supporting kids with life-limited conditions and helping families with in-home care services for their children who require complex care.
Providing the first Conductive Education High School Program designed for special education and rehabilitation for teenage children with motor and neurological disorders. There is already a primary school program in action, however once children finish with this at year 7, there is no further options for them to continue daily interaction with peers.
Providing vital support services and programs to help children with Cystic Fibrosis through regional, hospital and home support programs.
New parent support group Finding Your Way which provides a playgroup for children with Down Syndrome.
Helping children living in remote communities through the development of evidence-based, culturally appropriate literacy and teaching materials through the Improving Literacy Through Home Language Program.
Empower and inspire at risk kids aged between 7 and 17 years through the delivery of respite camps improving mental health and resilience.
To improve the involvement and the role of a dad in a child's life.
Providing disadvantaged kids across WA (particularly in regional areas) with nutritionally valuable food through the School Breakfast Program.
Delivering the Regional Family Support Program which is helping improve the lives of children living with heart disease.
Completion of the $15m Telethon Children’s Ward at the health campus to provide quality paediatric health care in the northern suburbs of Perth. This was a joint partnership between the WA State Government, Ramsay Healthcare and Telethon over 3 years.
Helping parents and carers of children with special needs with a weekend retreat to improve their mental and physical health so they are equipped to care for their children with special needs
Supporting the Junior Legacy Community Leadership Development Program, enhancing resilience and community connection for teenagers grieving the loss of an armed services parent.
Providing medically urgent wishes to eight West Australian kids giving them hope, strength and joy.
Helping young adults suffering with neuromuscular conditions to build social and development skills with the Adolescent Early Intervention Program.
Providing support to children exposed to at risk abuse.
Helping children with a physical disability build confidence and enhance their physical and mental wellbeing through the Giving Kids a Go Program.
Assisting families of children with cancer who are in crisis or are experiencing chronic stress with support through their Support a Family Program.
Expanding therapeutic and recreational equestrian activities for individuals with disabilities and special needs.
Provide in-hospital support to young people who have a serious illness or disability through the Livewire Ward & Workshop Programs.
Helping children with physical and intellectual disabilities to reach their potential in the pool through the high quality Learn to Swim program.
The Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre provides vital programs to help speech, language and hearing impaired children across Western Australia. The Centre’s Early Intervention Project provides the critical support services to children to ensure speech, language and hearing impairments are identified early and access to support is provided. This program will change the lives of speech, hearing and language impaired children by helping them live a normal and productive life by providing them with the gift of speech.
Building children with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes and the families a specialised centre to provide support services to reduce the burden of diabetes.
Giving children and young people living with disability freedom and independence by providing various aids and equipment.
Helping children and teenagers affected by cancer, metabolic diseases and other complex juvenile conditions through a physical activity and psychosocial activity program.
Promoting independence with social and life skill activities to visually impaired children through the Peer Support Program.
Enhancing the lives of children with disabilities by encouraging participation in the Making Bigger Changes with Water program.
Providing more children with all terrain wheelchairs living in remote areas to help them gain mobility and independence.
Providing ground breaking research of preterm births and high risk pregnancies.
Helping young people aged 12-18 who show early signs associated with suicide, depression and self-harm through community based counselling services throughout regional and metropolitan centres.