Support and information for children

breast cancer care logoInformation booklets from Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care have a range of award-winning publications and other information resources, including publications to help children understand cancer. Each is written by clinical specialists and reviewed by health professionals and people affected by breast cancer. You can download publications for free from the Breast Cancer Care website.

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ChildLine ChildLine logo

always open – call 0800 1111 anytime

When you phone ChildLine, your call will be answered by their switchboard and they will ask you if you would like to talk today.  Your call will then be put into the queue to talk to a counsellor.  The person on the switchboard will let you know if you will have to wait before speaking to a counsellor.

When you get through to a counsellor, you’ll be speaking to someone who cares. The counsellors are all trained – they’ll listen and try to help you work things out.

If you’re scared or feel out of control, that’s OK. Counsellors are there to listen and sometimes to put you in touch with someone who can help you if that’s what you want. ChildLine counsellors are trained volunteers who all have experience of listening to children and young people.

A ChildLine counsellor is someone:

  • who will listen to you and knows it takes courage to call
  • who you can trust
  • who won’t judge you or put you down
  • who is not easily shocked
  • who is aware of  the sorts of problems you might be worried about
  • who is supported when they answer calls by a ChildLine Supervision

 

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Jigsaw supports bereaved children, young people and their families, and also those affected by a family member having a terminal diagnosis, throughout Surrey, Sussex and surrounding areas.

 

Macmillan Cancer Service

Talking to children about cancer is challenging. But being honest and involving them has many benefits. Get some more advice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download Jigsaw’s information leaflet: Supporting children through the loss of a loved one Download Macmillan Family Support Service leaflet