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?
- Understanding stress and emotions
- Exploring and normalising reactions
- Aromatherapy and relaxation techniques
- Recap of session one
- Good and bad stress – ways to cope
- Bach Flower Remedies and guided imagery
- Resources to use at home
- 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.