Be Child Cancer Aware is the UK Sponsor of the Beads of Courage Programme which is a unique programme designed to provide an additional treatment and offers support for children and teenagers undergoing serious illness and treatments. The initial reaction to the Beads is “aren’t they pretty” but it is not until you see it in action and talk to children and care-givers that you can see the impact that they have.
Major benefits of the programme are that it helps to decrease illness-related distress, increases the use of positive coping strategies, helps children find meaning in illness and restores a sense of self in children coping with serious illness.
The programme also provides something tangible that a child can use to tell family and care-givers about their experience during treatment.
Please watch the short video, below to learn more! Many thanks.
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