Recovery Haven Begins Free Group Support Programme For Children

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CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will commence the highly-regarded CLIMB programme on Wednesday next, May 8, to support children aged between 5-12 years who are experiencing the impact of a cancer diagnosis on a parent or other significant adult.

Facilitated by award-winning play therapist, Edel Lawlor of Expressive Play, this free group programme will run at the charity’s Tralee base over a six week period, from 5pm-7pm, offering children an enjoyable, sharing, interactive experience where they can come together to deal with their feelings.

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Throughout the CLIMB programme – which stands for Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery – the young participants will develop an understanding of cancer and from this understanding the myths and fears that children can hold about cancer will be dispelled.

The programme is creative, using drama, arts and play and are also based on having fun together and meeting new friends.

The aim of the programme is to help children understand a cancer diagnosis by providing information on cancer; to learn how to express  and cope with their feelings and emotions; to feel part of a social group by making friendships with other children sharing a similar experience and to cope with the dramatic changes they are witnessing and experiencing in the home.

Places are limited to 12 children, so to book your child’s place or to find out more about the CLIMB programme, please call Recovery Haven Kerry on 0667192122.

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