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A call to become a member of AWCH

The Australian Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare (AWCH) is a national not-for-profit organisation of parents and professionals advocating for the needs of children, young people and their families within the health care system in Australia. AWCH focuses upon the psycho-social needs of children and young people, and is involved in education, advocacy, information provision, support to families and health professionals, as well as research and consultation. AWCH advocates a holistic family oriented approach to the care of children, acknowledging the vital role the whole family plays in aiding the child during acute or chronic illness and in recovery.

Why should I become a member?

For the last 42 years AWCH has played a vital role in improving the non medical needs of children and young people who experience the health care system. AWCH has been instrumental in the many advances made in the psycho-social care of children in hospitals during the 1970s, including parents staying over in hospital with their children, open visiting hours, recognition of the importance of play and education facilities, and increased parental involvement in all aspects of their child’s hospital care. Your membership enables you to be part of this vital aspect of children’s healthcare and in addition offers other benefits such as:

  • opportunity to have input into child health policy and planning
  • opportunity to address child health issues at a local area level
  • reduced delegate registration fees at the national conference
  • Child and Adolescent Health Email newsletter
  • access to the resources of the Association eg the AWCH Library, conference proceedings, publications and resources to prepare children for a health care experience
  • access to advocacy service offered by the Association

If you would like further information about the Association please email or contact Anne Cutler on (02) 9817 2439.

Membership Fees

Non working individual



Working individual