Mother and child talking to professional

Join Ovacome and Kate Wells, Family Support Service Lead at the Ruth Strauss Foundation (RSF), for this webinar on talking to children about an incurable diagnosis. 

Kate will cover the following topics:

  • Why is it important to tell and involve children and young people?
  • How do children understand and process information and emotions at different ages?
  • What stops us from talking to children?
  • A guide to starting these conversations
  • Support and resources available

Kate will also share information about the Family Support Service at the Ruth Strauss Foundation. To find out more about the Foundation, please click here.

Kate Wells is a palliative care social worker with 15 years' experience in palliative and end of life care including community, inpatient, family work, teaching and management. Kate now leads the Family Support Service at RSF as they work to support parents and caregivers with incurable cancer across the UK, to support their children with the most difficult conversation they will ever have.

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