Affiliate Members

CHA is proud to work alongside several organisations as Affiliate Members. 

CHA Affiliate Members are:

         At CanTeen, we believe that no young person should have to face cancer alone. CanTeen supports young people when cancer turns their world upside down and helps them cope with the physical, emotional and practical impact of living with cancer. We're here for 12-24 year olds at every stage of their cancer journey. Visit their website for more information

Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare: AWCH is a national organisation advocating for the needs of children, young people and families within the health care system in Australia. Focusing upon the psycho-social needs of children and young people, AWCH is involved in education, advocacy, research and consultation, support to families and health professionals & information provision. To find out more, visit the website

The Clown Doctors: Imagine being a child in hospital, away from the comfort of your home and all that is familiar, and feeling sad, anxious, frightened, lonely or in pain. This is where Clown Doctors can help. They treat children in hospital with medicine of a different kind...doses of fun and laughter! Visit the website for more information.

Make-A-Wish Australia: The key mission of Make-A-Wish Australia is to grant the wishes of children and young people with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. To find out more, visit the website

Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia: Childhood illness can have a devastating effect on families. As well as all the fear and uncertainty, there are the practicalities of managing the family when a child is away in hospital, often for extended periods of time. At Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), we have been making life easier for seriously ill children and their families in Australia since 1981. For more information, visit the website


Royal Far West: Every year, thousands of country children who have non-acute developmental, behavioural, learning, emotional and mental health disorders, and limited access to local services, benefit from our integrated clinical and educational model of care. We believe kids are our future. Every one of them deserves access to specialist healthcare regardless of where they live. To learn more about Royal Far West, visit the website.

Starlight Children's Foundation Australia: Living with illness or injury can cause enormous strain in the lives of children and their families.Starlight provides programs integral to the total care of seriously ill children – while health professionals focus on treating the illness, Starlight is there to lift the spirits of the child, giving them the opportunity to laugh, play and be a child again. To find out more, visit the website. 
Starlight also run an online community called Livewire for young people living with serious illness, chronic health conditions or disability, and their family. This community can connected Australian, North American and Canadian members to each other. To find out more, visit the Livewire website