11:45 - 12:20

Keeping Families Standing in the Midst of Challenging Times

True Colours Children’s Health Trust provides psychological support to families who have a baby in NICU, whether that is a baby on a palliative journey or not. The focus of this presentation will be on ‘keeping families standing in the midst of challenging times’. The role of the support provided to families includes:
• counselling support for the whole family as needed
• empowering families to advocate for themselves and their baby
• assisting families to understand medical terminology and technology
• liaising with other health providers facilitating in delivery of information
• assessing whether other services such as perinatal mental health are required, e.g. determining what aspects are grief related versus possible post-natal depression
• a collaborative, coordinated approach

What families deem to be important in their care will also be highlighted.

Quick Info

  • November 3, 2017
  • 11:45 - 12:20
  • Matiu Room ... chaired by Karen Bennington