Taya and Mya break down the stigma of type 1 diabetes

Taya and Mya are both Victorian state athletic medallists, undiscouraged by their battle with type 1 diabetes. These fearless young girls prove anything is possible. Click here to read their story.

Oliver’s RCH journey: the diary of a heart kid

At 20-weeks pregnant, first-time parents Jacinta and Darcy attended a morphology scan to be told that something was wrong with their baby’s heart. Click here to read brave Oliver’s story.

World Scleroderma Day: Harrison Pennicott’s incredible journey

In recognition of World Scleroderma Day today, we caught up with a familiar face at the RCH, Harrison Pennicott. The brave nine-year-old has spent five years battling the rare skin and auto-immune disease. Click here to read about his journey.

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

The RCH Infant Mental Health team is dedicated to advocating for education, awareness, and promotion of positive infant mental health. We had a chat to RCH Senior Mental Health Clinicians, Lisa Da Silva and Kathy Eyre, to find out more.

Congratulations, Paul!

Congratulations to RCH Pastoral and Spiritual Care Coordinator Paul Hammat who has been awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Click here to read more.

Detention harms children

The Royal Children’s Hospital has long advocated that children should not be held in detention. We stand with our colleagues and support its position that the issue must be resolved as a matter of urgency.

Jump in sexual assaults of children groomed online

One in five child sexual assault victims were found online by their perpetrator in 2019, up from one in 20 prior to 2013, say two Melbourne forensic doctors who have studied 70 child sexual assaults facilitated by the use of technology. Click here to read more