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  • Young People’s Service

    For young people affected by cancer.

    Our Young People’s Service offers specialist support to young people from the ages of 3 to 18 years, whose lives have been affected by cancer. This includes those who have had cancer themselves, as well as those who have been affected by the illness within the family. The service also works with young people who are bereaved. Although our primary catchment area is North Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, we have supported families from as far away as Nottingham and Lincoln.

    Our Therapists are qualified in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Art Therapy, Non Directive Play Therapy and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. Our Therapists have knowledge of child development, attachment theory and developmental trauma to inform their approach to supporting families at Cavendish Cancer Care. As well as offering one-to-one sessions to young people, our Therapists offer advice and support to parents and carers.

    We offer short term support of up to ten sessions in total, including an initial parent consultation and towards the end, a review meeting. Sometimes, when appropriate, we can work with a child and their parent or carer together in therapy.

    We are extremely grateful and proud to receive the support of BBC Children in Need towards the costs of providing our Young People’s Service.

    If you need help or support please call 0114 2784600 or leave your details on our self referral form

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    Counselling Directory

    A directory of professional counselling and therapy services.

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    Resources for Young People

    Our directory of helpful websites and resources and support groups for young people.

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    Meet our Therapists

    Find out about the therapists who can support your family.

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    Helen's Story

    When Helen lost her dad to brain cancer at the age of 10, Cavendish gave her the one-on-one attention she needed. Counselling helped her to cope with her emotions and communicate with her friends.

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    Gabriel's Story

    Gabriel lost his mum to cancer at the age of 15. He faced a lot of difficult decisions, like who he wanted to live with. He says Cavendish helped him feel safe and positive about his future.

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