To help children with cancer and their families cope with the changes and difficulties brought about by the illness through counselling and other services
Children with cancer and their family members
- Individual, family and group counselling
- Bereavement counselling and therapeutic groups
The Foundation endeavours to provide professional counselling services to child cancer patients and families. Adequate counselling can help patients and families to cope with the stress brought about by cancer and sustain them through different stages of the disease. It supports them to make many adjustments along the way, so that the family, as a whole, may grow and develop in spite of the long-term illness.
Counselling is given by our professional team to both in-patients and out-patients, individually and as a family, in the hospitals and at the Foundation's Community Service Centre, by telephone, or by visits to patients’ homes.
Patients who have undergone bone marrow/blood stem cell transplantation and their families constitute a special group who need particular attention in counselling owing to the effects of long-term isolation and to the much greater physical discomfort suffered under the treatment. This group receives intensive service from our professional team. Special counselling service is also provided for families whose children suffer from relapse or have died.