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New support service CISS to launch this summer

Date published: 25/06/2018


For some time there has been a growing demand for emotional support and one-to-one counselling to be madelogo available to children and young people.

At the present time CISS (Cancer Information and Support Services) has supported individuals aged over 18 affected by cancer across Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend; however they have received more and more requests for their support to be extended to younger people affected by cancer, whether they are a patient, relative or friend.
 
CISS has received financial support from various charitable funds including the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme in 2017, allowing two of their outreach counsellors to enhance their qualifications to include the Postgraduate Diploma Counselling Children & Young People.

Ffion Owens and Lisa Evans work extensively across ABMU and will now be able to extend their support to individuals under 18. They also grateful to have received support from the ABMU Regional Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Grant Scheme to help them with the developmental phase of this new initiative.
 
CISS will launch the enhanced service from the beginning August 2018; referrals may be made in exactly the same way as the present system (either directly from the individual or their health professional) with support being available either at one of their centres, on an outreach basis at the individuals home or other convenient location.
 
If you would like any further information on this new project please contact E: ffion@cancersupport.wales, E: lisa@cancersupport.wales or E: ian@cancersupport.wales

They will gladly arrange presentations with you and your colleagues if you feel it would be of benefit.

 


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