Part of our service is providing specialist support for children, adolescents and families throughout the time of care and beyond. There are a number of ways we provide this support depending on the specific needs of children, adolescents and families, such as:
- Providing parents and caregivers with information and access to resources
- Counselling support for parents/caregivers
- Parent/child sessions
- Play therapy sessions for children
- Counselling for adolescents
- Siblings sessions
- Family sessions
A range of therapeutic approaches can be utilised to suit the developmental needs and interests of children and adolescents from play therapy, creative therapies and counselling approaches.
To encourage children and adolescents to express their thoughts, feelings and experiences sessions might include the use of:
- Creating sandworlds
- Memory making
- Story writing
- Therapeutic play
If, as a Hospice patient or family member, you feel your child or adolescent would benefit from this support, please contact the family support team at Waipuna Hospice on (07) 552 4380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.