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The Outcomes Star for children and young people facing serious illness

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There are two versions of the Support Star available, the Support Star™ (Young People)™ and the Support Star™ (Parents)™. Both versions have been developed in collaboration with CLIC Sargent, the UK cancer charity for children and young people.  The Stars are suitable for young people and parents caring for children with cancer and any serious acute or life-threatening illness.

Support Star (Young People)™ helps young people facing serious illness to talk about the impact of their illness on different aspects of their life and identify any support they may need.

It covers 7 areas:

  1. Physical health
  2. Study and work
  3. Doing what matters to you
  4. Money
  5. Friends and relationships
  6. Home and family
  7. Emotional well-being

Support Star (Parents)™ focuses on 6 areas relevant to parents of children facing serious illness:

  1. Looking after your child
  2. Managing practicalities
  3. Money
  4. Your child’s education
  5. Being a family
  6. Your emotional well-being

Both Stars follow the same 5-stage Journey of Change, breaking down the process that people go through in responding to illness and in navigating through the impact it has on different aspects of life:

  1. Not able to respond
  2. Taking it in
  3. Trying to respond
  4. Finding a way through
  5. Managing well

Contact Socialsuite to find out how to get started working with this Star.