A diagnosis of cancer can affect the mental health and emotional wellbeing of you, your family and friends, and the child with cancer.
It is common for families to experience emotional difficulties, and a variety of support groups can help you and your family deal with these issues. It is important to remember that you are not alone and help is always available. Never hesitate to contact the cancer clinic or a health professional for advice on how to deal with problems and feelings.
Each child and family is different and will respond to the situation in different ways. This also means that there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to deal with emotional issues – you should do whatever works for you and your family.