Our Family Support Services
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it can be a frightening experience for the whole family. At The Joshua Tree we provide practical and emotional support to children and their families at diagnosis and beyond.
Families involved in the care of a child with cancer experience changes in their daily routines, relationships, communications and their roles within the family.
Emotions such as anxiety, guilt, anger and distress can ebb and flow during the course of the child’s illness and beyond. The child’s cancer affects the family’s need for care, self-esteem, social interaction and functioning.
Being told that your child has a serious illness may have a devastating impact on the whole family. Counselling can help explore feelings and express thoughts and emotions in a safe and confidential environment.
Personal fitness is a vital part of a child’s recovery when affected by cancer, and nutrition during and after cancer treatment can be a real source of stress and worry.
A cancer diagnosis has a huge impact on the whole family. The Joshua Tree can offer support to siblings by providing services to help them express emotion and concern.
Art Therapy (sometimes called Art Psychotherapy) gives children a safe place to express themselves using art, pictures and stories. This can improve the child’s self-esteem, benefitting them emotionally and intellectually.
At the Joshua Tree, we understand that schools are not always prepared for the ongoing impact a cancer diagnosis can have on not only the child, siblings and family, but also on the school community.
We currently support families across the North West and into North Wales. Support is offered to all family members, including siblings and grandparents and close family friends.
The Joshua Tree is here whenever you need us. Whether that is at diagnosis, during treatment or post-treatment, 1 year, 5 years or 10 years down the line.