Support for children

Cancer can affect the entire family and children may deal with their mum or dad, or brother or sister receiving a cancer diagnosis in many ways. LBC runs a group to support children aged between 5 and 12 who have a parent or sibling with a blood cancer. The group focuses on the needs of the children and aims to support them to successfully cope with the diagnosis and treatment of a parent or sibling with cancer.

The group, held in Auckland, is facilitated by Debbie Mills-Henry who is a Creative Expressive Therapist, specialising in workshops for children and teenagers affected by cancer. In a safe, friendly and fun environment, children can take part in activities and talk about their feelings, learn a little bit about cancer and treatment and meet other children going through a similar experience.

Please contact a Northland Support Services Coordinator for more details.