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  • Children & Young People’s Service

    For children & young people affected by cancer.

    Our Children & Young People’s Service offers specialist support to young people from the ages of 4 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. Our primary catchment area is children and families living in South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire.

    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.


    If you are looking for support please call 0114 2784600 or leave your details on the form below (scroll down for form) 

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