It can be difficult when a child is coping with a family member or friend going through cancer. There are many services available to support children and families facing emotional, practical and educational challenges.
Talking to young people about cancer
Talking to young people about cancer can feel overwhelming. Your first reaction may be to keep the news from kids or to delay telling them. Even though it can be difficult, research shows that being open and honest helps young people cope with the cancer diagnosis of someone close to them.
Cancer Councill has information on Talking to Kids About Cancer, including age-appropriate information on how to talk to young people at each stage of a cancer experience from diagnosis to life after treatment.
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When looking at a service it is important to ask questions about how the service works before you decide to engage with them. Below is a list of questions you might like to ask when enquiring about a service.
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How much will this cost me?
Is there a wait time?
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