Take Back Control

What is it?
Action Cancer is running a short programme to support children/young people impacted by cancer to deal with the worries and stress that follow a cancer diagnosis.  The programme provides you with tools and techniques that will help you manage your emotions and provide life skills.

After the programme children/young people can attend Action Cancer for further one- to-one complementary therapy or counselling if they wish.

Who can attend?
Any child/young person impacted by cancer either through their own diagnosis or a parents/family member diagnosis.  We can take up to a maximum of 15 children/young people per programme.

Is there a cost?
No it’s free.

Where/when will it be held?
The programme will be held at Bloomfield Collegiate School. Dates and times will be confirmed nearer the time.

What happens in the sessions?
Session one:

  • Understanding stress and emotions
  • Exploring and normalising reactions
  • Aromatherapy and relaxation techniques

Session two

  • Recap of session one
  • Good and bad stress – ways to cope
  • Bach Flower Remedies and guided imagery
  • Resources to use at home

Session 3

  • Mindfulness – purpose and techniques
    • Deep breathing
    • A taste of mindfulness
    • Happy Feet
  • Review/reflection on techniques learned
  • Outline of Action Cancer services

Who delivers the programme?
Two highly experienced therapists trained to work with children/young people impacted by cancer will deliver the programme.  One will have a counselling background and the second a complementary therapy background.

A school teacher will be present in the room at all times during the sessions

How do I register?
If you would like to register your daughter for this programme then please speak to Mrs Wharry at Bloomfield Collegiate.