Children & Young People’s Service
The impact of a cancer diagnosis, serious illness or loss of a loved one can be devastating to any of us; it can be even harder for a child.
It is for this reason that CancerCare has a dedicated Children and Young Peoples Service (CYPS) team which offers free support to clients aged from 3 to 18, their parents & carers.
CancerCare’s team of qualified CYPS Therapists work with children as young as three in specially equipped therapy rooms within each of our centres. Providing a safe and confidential space gives children the opportunity to ‘tell their story’ and the chance to express themselves in many different ways including:
Play – dressing up, role play, and playing with toys are great tools that allow children to make sense of their world
Art & creative expression – using clay, paints or collages can enable the young person to depict feelings, memories, and fears that they may have previously found difficult to speak about
Counselling & group support– helping children realise that their feelings and ideas are in fact ‘normal’
CancerCare also offers consultations for parents/carers, for support at any time .The Children and Young Peoples Service also delivers training to other professionals to assist in understanding cancer, serious illness and the impact of death, from a child or young person’s perspective.