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Kids and youth programs

Kidney Health Australia is proud to run kids and youth programs for ages 8-24. They provide the chance to connect, have fun and grow more confident.

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Kidney disease affects people of all ages. Some may grow up living with kidney disease, others are diagnosed later in life. For young people living with kidney disease, moving from paediatric to adult health care can be a difficult period to navigate. Read more in our Youth Program State of the Nation Report Summary.

That’s why at Kidney Health Australia, we’ve developed a kids and youth program. The program provides children and young people aged 8-24 with an opportunity to connect, have fun and grow more confident.

Why programs are important

Connecting with other young people living with kidney disease can lead to lifelong friendships and offer much-valued peer support. Families and carers also benefit; by sharing experiences, they develop similar relationships and are able to support each other.

Your child will need to be aged 7 or over to participate in our children's programs. For younger children, there are many fantastic family activities they can get involved in that build a sense of community, such as our Big Red Kidney Walks.

Please note some events scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. To stay in the loop, please send us an expression of interest at: kids@kidney.org.au.

Kids Camps

Each year, the Kidney Kids Camp brings together children living with kidney disease and their siblings from across the country. The camp is held over four days, with an average of 100 kids. Children and young adults aged from 8 to 17 years embark on a series of fun, confidence-building, peer-networking activities.

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Kidney Youth Program

Our Kidney Youth Program helps young people transition from child to adult care through support, connection, and resources.

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