THE IMPACT OF A PARENT OR CLOSE FAMILY MEMBERS' DIAGNOSIS CAN SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT A YOUNG CHILD OR ADULT.
Often it is difficult to explain a cancer diagnosis or how someone's course of life may change for a period of time. Finding the right words or language can be challenging. Adults can find this confusing and upsetting. A child or young person's fears are more heightened, as they don't know how to express their concerns or articulate their fears or worries.
Support is delivered in Cancer Lifeline via Cancer Focus Ni. This can include;
- Group sessions for parents to support them to talk to their children about cancer and how it is to be a parent coping at this time.
- One to one support for the child or young person.
- Individual family support session.
- Use of library resources to help young children understand illness, loss and grief.
Tina / Lisa on 02890 351999