Family support

Coping with a terminal illness is a huge challenge for patients, friends and family, including children. We provide support for both adults and children, either individually or in groups, to help you cope.

By providing an opportunity to talk to someone who is not directly involved in the situation and by sharing your worries and fears, you can feel less overwhelmed by them. It can also help you feel more in control even though there may be some things you cannot change.

Families often find it difficult to know what to say to children. We can offer advice and support in the following ways:

  • One-to-one counselling
  • Family support
  • Activities to prepare them for a death in the family
  • Bereavement workshops

Our Rainbow Ripples service offers direct support for children or indirect support through parents or others within the family. We also have a separate support group for teenagers called Myteens.

This service is available to all relatives of Myton patients

For more information or to book an appointment please call 01926 492518

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Rainbow Ripples

Our Rainbow Ripples service supports children up to teenage years - we also have a separate support group for teenagers called Myteens.

  • One-to-one counselling
  • Family group work/telephone support
  • Bereavement workshops