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Kids and youth programs

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

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We want to support kids and youth to connect, have fun and grow more confident as they transition from paediatric to adult health care.

Connecting with other young people living with kidney disease can lead to lifelong friendships and offer much-valued peer support from someone who understands. Families and carers also benefit, by sharing experiences they can also feel part of a supportive environment and gain access to resources and information.

Kids and Youth Events


Our Kidney Es-Capers events have gone virtual!

Whilst COVID-19 has caused us to press pause on our face-to-face events, we are looking forward to welcoming our kidney kids and youth, as well as parents and carers to connect to each other at our virtual events.

Virtual Kidney Es-Capers

We will be hosting two online Kidney Es-Capers events for families on

Wednesday, 29 September 3–5:30pm (AEST)


Friday, 1 October 3–5:30pm (AEST)

Each session will be facilitated by KHA and include age-appropriate activities using third party providers over 2-2.5 hours:

  • Arts, crafts and more Ages 5-13
  • Online Escape Room Ages 14-17
  • Meet and greet, Q&A session Parents and carers
Register now

Virtual Youth Group Event

We are planning an online event for our Kidney Youth Champions and young people aged 18-24 late October/early November to include a fun virtual team building activity.

Kidney Health Red Socks Appeal

The Red Socks Appeal is fast approaching, and we would love you to get involved. This October step out in red to show your support and help fight kidney disease.

If you’d like to register your interest for the Virtual Youth Group Event please email us at or by call 1800 454 363 (option 5).

Kids and youth programs

Kidney Youth Australia Facebook Group

To help young people create meaningful connections with people that understand what they are going through, we have created a Facebook Group where any and all kidney questions are welcome. The Facebook group will be a safe place to connect, socialise and run events.

The group is moderated by Kidney Health Australia staff and trained volunteers who also live with kidney disease; we call them our Youth Champions.

Entry to the group is only available for young people aged between 18-25 years old who live with kidney disease. If this sounds right for you, please click this link where you can join our Kidney Youth Australia Facebook Group.

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