These two hour workshops are delivered by Specialist Nurses from the Macmillan Information Support Centre, will help participants to develop an understanding of how living with a family member with cancer impacts on children and their lives both in school and at home.

Workshop participants will explore how:

  • To support children and their parents
  • To recognise ‘red flags’
  • To signpost to appropriate support
  • To support the strategies and skills needed for difficult conversations

The workshops will involve a presentation with an overview of cancer and its impact for families. It will include:

  • Top tips
  • Real case stories
  • Q&A session/discussion

Francesca Wreba-Jaworska and Friederike Englund, from the Macmillan Information Support Centre, have over 20 years’ experience as specialist nurses working within cancer and palliative care. They will be assisted by experienced oncology and bereavement counsellors working with adults and children.

For more information about the workshops and to discuss dates/times please contact the centre directly - The Centre is situated next to the general outpatients reception area on the ground floor of the Tower block

Telephone:   01702 385101

Email:           macmillan.centre@southend.nhs.uk

Website:       http://www.southend.nhs.uk/your-services/cancer-support-centre