Supporting a child through cancer treatment can test families emotionally, socially and financially. But you won't go through this alone. Help is always available from your CLIC Sargent Social Worker and the team at your hospital. Keep talking to people and make sure you're getting the support you need.
Going to hospital
It can take a while to get to grips with ward life. Whether your child is an inpatient or not, getting used to clinical environments and readjusting to a new routine can feel like a lot to deal with.
Brothers and sisters
Siblings may be feeling worried, left out, thrown by the change in routine or simply missing your attention.
You will almost certainly have extra costs while your child is being treated so it's important to prioritise making sure you're getting the financial help you need to offset these additional expenses.
If you or your partner are employed, it can feel like a balancing act trying to manage your job and the needs of your child.
Your child's education
Children often respond well to keeping some structure in place and a sense of 'normality'. Schools are often willing to support with this but it's important to keep an open dialogue.
Updated February 2017, next review due February 2018.