When someone you love is seriously ill


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When someone you love is seriously ill many things change and lots of the changes are out of your control.

Explain clearly, simply, slowly and honestly - young people have the same worries and anxieties as adults, but they may often struggle to verbalise them.

Keep young people informed as things change - they will already be aware of tensions however hard you try to keep things/information hidden. Often when they are told what is happening it is a relief for all concerned, you no longer have to pretend that everything is normal anymore.