Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we remain dedicated to providing practical support for children with cancer and their families.
A great example of how we have adapted our service delivery is the Super Important Brothers & Sisters (SIBS) group counselling support program.
This April, unable to meet face-to-face as a group the Family Services team decided to create a SIBS holiday activity pack.
Each family registered with the 2020 SIBS program received a pack with a journal, activities and specially designed worksheets which help address various issues common to siblings in a fun way, such as learning skills and strategies to manage big emotions and coping with change.
Children were asked to complete various activities in their journal to unlock a secret code to help them open their Superhero Mystery pack. This pack included items to help them develop their own superhero kit including a mask to decorate, stickers and a temporary tattoo.
The pack also contained information for the parents, so they can see what their child has learnt, initiate conversations about how their child is going and assist them in utilising these tools when the need arises.
Remaining in contact with families who need vital support during this uncertain time remains an absolute priority for us.