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Children & Family Services

CLAN CFS boy and counsellor

A cancer diagnosis can be a difficult time for adults and can also have a profound effect on children and young people.

At CLAN we offer a dedicated, confidential service through our team of support workers for children, young people and families. Through its work, the team aims to provide information, listen to the individual, and allow children and young people to explore their difficult feelings in a safe and secure environment.

We aim to

  • Support children and young people emotionally
  • Build resilience
  • Support family communication and understanding of children and young people's needs
  • Reduce Isolation

Support is offered at CLAN House in our dedicated space for young people or outwith the centre. Our team regularly visit individual’s homes or schools depending on each situation. A member of the team is also based in Elgin and Crimond.

Clients can make an appointment or are welcome to drop in to the local centres to find out more.

For more information about our Children & Family support service please contact Tina O'Boyle on 01224 647000 or email Tina.OBoyle@clanhouse.org.

How we work

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We use a range of therapeutic methods to engage children and young people, through the use of craft work, art, books, music, play, guided imagery, life story and memory work.

CLAN welcomes referrals from health, education, social work or other relevant agencies

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What we offer

  • Family support
  • Individual work
  • Joint work between parents/carers and their children
  • Pre and post bereavement work
  • Advice to professionals
  • Talks and presentations about the service
  • Group work opportunities for children and teens
  • Access to resources including relevant books for children and teens

We can see young people at a CLAN Support & Wellbeing centre, at home, at school or at any other suitable community setting.

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Who we work with

  • Children and young people up to the age of 18 and their families
  • Children and young people when they have been affected by cancer - whether they know someone who has a diagnosis of cancer, or have a diagnosis themselves
  • Children and young people who have been bereaved because of cancer
  • Professionals working with children and young people affected by cancer

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