Psychology Support Fund

The psychological impact of having a child with a long-term medical condition can be far reaching and the affects of the trauma they experience through repeated surgeries and interventions may not be evident immediately.

Over time the repetitive nature of being in hospital; of being ever-watchful and over protective can take its toll on individuals – parents, siblings, people with CHD – and indeed, their relationships.

Research shows that up to 50 per cent of people living with CHD endure a lifetime prevalence of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, as a result of their condition. Having early access  to psychological support is key to people having better outcomes.

However, many parents, focused on caring for a sick child in hospital, will only realise they need support once their child has left hospital and they are home again. The Psychological Support Service is our most availed of service to and the one on which we spend the most of our revenue – all of which comes from public fundraising.

          Demand for this key service grows continually and your much needed support would make a huge difference. Please donate today.

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