Daughter struggling

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Hi I had cancer in 2020 mid covid at the time my children were 10months 7 years and 11years. My eldest daughter ever since has seemed angry and depressed even though I don’t have cancer anymore I’ve never know if there is support out there for her that I can access. Please can someone let me know 

  • Ltommo88 I’m so sorry to hear that you had cancer but it’s great to hear you don’t have cancer anymore. I’m also sorry to hear that your eldest daughter is experiencing anger and depression. 

    Has your daughter said that it’s your previous cancer diagnosis that is making her feel that way?  Has she spoken to you or other family members or friends about how it has affected her?

    In terms of support, there are organisations which specifically support children and teenagers.  For example, riprap supports young people when a parent has cancer. There is a section on their website on ‘moving on’ which addresses the period after the cancer diagnosis.

    You may find other helpful information in our Macmillan booklet Talking to children and teenagers.  It may explain what your daughter was experiencing at the time and help you to talk it through with her. You’ll also find further sources of support towards the end of the booklet.

    How are you coping yourself?  Macmillan has further booklets and information about the ‘after treatment’ period which can be challenging in various ways.  You can find further information in the After treatment section of our website.

    Our support team are here 8am until 8pm every day on 0808 808 0000 or you can chat with us online here. We’re still here for you and for your loved ones if you need any further support whether it be financial, medical, with work issues or just someone to listen.

    Yvonne, Information and Support Adviser

    Remember you can also speak with the Macmillan Support Line team of experts. Phone free on 0808 808 0000 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm) or by email.

  • Sorry Ltommo88, it appears the links I included may not be working. I attach them below and hope these will help you to find support for your daughter. 

    riprap

    Talking to children and teenagers

    After treatment

    chat with us online here

    Yvonne, Information and Support Adviser

    Remember you can also speak with the Macmillan Support Line team of experts. Phone free on 0808 808 0000 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm) or by email.