New counselling service for young people with cancer

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The James Cook University Hospital has started a specialist counselling programme for children and young people that have been affected by cancer

Child and Young Person Counselling

The counselling sessions will be delivered by an experienced, qualified counsellor from the Trinity Holistic Centre at James Cook which provides support to families affected by cancer and long term conditions.

The counselling service is open to children or young people who have a cancer diagnosis themselves or to children & young people who have a family member with a cancer diagnosis.

Parents and guardians are also able to access the service for advice and guidance to enable them to provide appropriate support to their child or young person.

This service is available for families who live across the area and is aimed at supporting children and young people between five -24 though there is some flexibility depending on individual needs and maturity of the child or young person.

The scheme has been funded as a result of a community innovation fund from South Tees CCG bringing new expertise to South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is expected to be in high demand.

Heather McLean, business manager at the Trinity Holistic Centre said: “The services provided at the Trinity Holistic Centre are expanding rapidly and we are delighted to now deliver this specialist counselling service to support our local children and young people and their families affected by cancer from our beautiful purpose built centre.”

For more information or to ask to be referred please contact the Trinity Holistic Centre on 01642 854839 or trinity.holisticcentre@stees.nhs.uk