Evaluation of a proposed counselling network model for child cancer
Sapere Research Group was engaged by the National Child Cancer Network to test the basic assumptions underlying a proposal for the development of a network of counselling providers. This included assessing overall support for the proposal alongside an exploration of what is currently in place and any gaps that might exist, or how services and supports could be improved.
Overall, the research indicated key stakeholders were largely supportive of the proposal. There was a general perception that a network of trained counsellors with knowledge and experience working with people coping with cancer would assist children and young people with a cancer diagnosis and their whānau to reduce the overall burden of the cancer experience.
You can read more about the project here, and our full report below.