Striving to equip primary school students in need of mentoring with the skills, support and connections to build resilience and work towards a brighter future.
Assisting children with high care needs by creating new opportunities for enjoyable physical and social interactions. The High Care Kids program will identify and engage children who are disadvantaged due to disability and provide the chance for more kids to have fun in their home, school or community environment.
Through the Kiddy Canter Program, a fun and educational tool kit is provided to early learning centres, kindergartens, pre-primary classes and parents to teach basic hygiene practices to kids, reducing the chances of them contracting infectious diseases, including deadly meningococcal.
The Young Hearts program is a domestic violence counselling service for children, dedicated to breaking the cycle of family abuse. Young Hearts puts young people first, helping those most vulnerable in our community build healthy relationships and develop skills to thrive in the future.
Through music disadvantaged children and at-risk youth are provided a creative and imaginative outlet to realise that the challenging world they have been exposed to is not the only one possible. Providing instruments and weekly teaching sessions to disengaged kids is a catalyst to a better life.
Delivering fun-filled, supportive recreation camps for children with intellectual disabilities, whilst providing much needed respite for their families.
Kerry Stokes Chair of Child Health, named in honor of Seven Network chairman and Telethon trustee Mr. Kerry M Stokes AC for the enormous contribution he has made to child health research in Western Australia, will drive ground-breaking health and medical research benefitting children.
Children in regional areas are particularly at risk of literacy difficulties. The ability to understand and use language forms the basis of literacy and academic learning, socialisation and participation in the community and within the family, and allows children to explore new concepts, share ideas and express emotions.
The School Breakfast Program provides children with a healthy breakfast to encourage them to attend school and be ready for learning at the start of the school day. Children experiencing disadvantage learn the importance of starting the day with a good breakfast in order to learn and play.
Kindy Moves will provide an intensive early intervention program for children with neurological conditions and injuries in the community. The program will combine the research backed approaches in a new and unique way to improve quality of life for meaningful participation.
The Beyond The Heart program allows parents of children with CHD across metropolitan, regional, and rural Western Australia to feel emotionally and practically supported, and well-informed and educated, throughout their child's health journey, during hospital stays and within the community.
The Kalparrin Hospital Support Program will provide practical, emotional support and information to families caring for children with developmental delay, disability, genetic condition or a chronic medical or health condition, who are inpatients or outpatients at Perth Children’s Hospital.
Providing dream come true wishes to children facing life threatening illnesses, creating hope, joy, happiness and unforgettable memories.
The Adolescent Resilience and Capacity Building Program is based on research from the Telethon funded Adolescent Early Intervention Pilot project and builds social and development skills to help children cope in adverse situations.
Building the capacity of WA families, services and communities to work together through the Platforms Framework, an innovative research-based program to facilitate localised planning and service integration.
Providing the delivery of nutritious food through the Food Rescue Program which improves the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people from family violence and disability support services.
Child and Family Advocate services for the Multiagency Investigation and Support Team (MIST), providing support and advocacy to children and families following disclosure of child sexual abuse.
Perth Children’s Hospital is one of the world’s leading paediatric hospitals and trauma centres, delivering first class care to children with state of the art facilities. Thanks to Telethon, the hospital has established the Telethon Clinical Research Centre to ensure all children throughout WA have access to the latest and most effective therapies. Grants also provide cutting edge medical equipment and world best interventions for sick children.
The ''Giving Kids a Go'' program works to remove barriers, both physical and mental, so that children with a physical disability can have the same participation opportunities as their able-bodied peers.
The Cancer Journey Program provides professional support that enables children and young people with cancer to cope with the emotional, social, financial, practical and educational impact of cancer, leading to improved quality of life.
rehabME INTENSIVE COLLECTIVE (RIC) aims to provide a program that allows special needs children to access intensive therapy in Perth. It aims to provide families and children the opportunity to meet with quality therapists to set and achieve personal, individualised rehabilitation goals.
The Livewire Ward and Workshop Program transforms the hospital experience for young people with chronic health conditions, mental health issues and disability by offering resilience enhancing and age appropriate activities for social connectivity, creative expression and personal development.
Providing swimming lessons to children with physical and intellectual disabilities through the Learn to Swim Program, reducing the incidence of drowning and making young people with disabilities feel safer around water.
With top scientific minds and world-class facilities the Telethon Kids Institute discovers causes, cures and treatments to improve the lives of kids and young people. TKI is responsible for many ground breaking discoveries bringing together community, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and funders, who share the vision of improving the health and wellbeing of children through excellence in research. Leading researchers work hard to free young people from many diseases and conditions including cancer, leukaemia, diabetes, autism, asthma and cystic fibrosis. Improving the health of Aboriginal children and community is also a priority.
Through the Power of Speech, Power of Children project Telethon Speech and Hearing aims to provide Western Australia with the most effective and extensive set of language support programs, accessible from anywhere across the State.
Inspiring and encouraging fathers and father figures in our community to be more present and pro-active at every stage of their kids’ life.
The Balga Early Learning Centre provides teachers that deliver an early intervention program for at risk children, ensuring they have the skills needed to start school and develop at their own pace.
Providing equipment, access to programs and modifications to homes and vehicles for children and young people with disabilities to improve mobility, health and wellness and assist them to move independently in their home and community.
Helping children and adolescents affected by physical, mental or behavioural conditions through the provision of supervised, individualised and progressive exercise to improve fitness and movement.
Supporting children with Type 1 diabetes and their families through specialised programs and services including camps, nutrition and insulin workshops and clinical psychology support.
Testing an innovative approach to giving nebulised surfactant to infants with breathing difficulties after birth, and, putting a new lens on childhood leukaemia by applying a world-first method developed at UWA to test for low levels of residual leukaemia after treatment.
Books and Blocks with Bazza is a specialised dog-assisted playgroup for pre-school aged children who have a developmental delay or disability, giving them a very soft introduction to therapy and helping to alleviate their fears and anxiety.
Rhythm Rebels aims to use highly modified activities and adaptive musical equipment to engage children with severe and complex disabilities in music to gain the physical, cognitive and social/motivational benefits of music, While Wheelchair Warriors engages children with disabilities in competitive Olympic/Paralympic style multi-sport activities.
Providing loan wheelchair accessible vans to assist families to transport their children safely to school, medical and therapy appointments, social activities and family outings, changing lives for WA families with disability with the gift of mobility.
Providing ongoing research into preterm births, which remains the primary reason for neonatal deaths in Australia.
To prevent youth suicide and depression by providing professional counselling to support young people during vulnerable stages, giving them the resilience to deal with life’s challenges.