Taumaha ā whānau
Having a member of your whānau become unwell can be a challenging time for the adults involved let alone the children. In the first instance a GP and or a medical specialist will support you with the information to better inform the situation. Below are resources that you can find online that will also further inform your whānau and support conversations.
Resources to help:
Ministry of Health
Information and support from the Ministry of Health.
Health and Disability Commissioner
Promote and protect the rights of consumers.
Information and support from the Cancer Society.
Healthline is staffed by an experienced team that includes registered nurses, paramedics and health advisors, who can provide you with health information and advice on care.
Support Groups or Services
Find a support group or service.
Information for parents, caregivers, family and whānau when a child is unwell.
Caring for someone with a health condition, injury or disability
Work and Income Support.
Caring for a child with a health condition or disability
Information on Financial support for parents caring for a child with a health condition or a disability.
Talking with children about the serious illness of a family member.
Discussing Serious Illness with Children
How to talk to children about the serious illness of a loved one.
Resources to support children:
Supporting a child when a loved one is seriously ill
Get the Right Help at the Right Time, in the Right Way.
Preparing Your Child for Hospital
Tips on preparing your child for a hospital stay.