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Access to a creative therapy which can help them express their feelings in a gentle, supportive environment, can be very helpful. We can make a referral to a professional therapist who can use art, play, drama or music to help your child make sense of what has happened. This can also be very helpful for siblings, who may be experiencing the impact of the disease on their own lives. Find out more on our Support Services Factsheet.
Meningitis can have an impact on a child’s learning, development and behaviour and we are here to help support you and your family with any concerns you may have. Find out more on our Learning and Development Factsheet.
Many families feel that the educational needs of their child following meningitis are not fully understood and can be overlooked. Many families have benefitted from arranging a meeting at school where one of our Community Support Officers can talk about meningitis, the impact it can have and the resources available to help support children dealing with the impact of meningitis more adequately. If you have concerns and would like to talk to someone to arrange a school contact your local support officer.
Following a discussion with your about the most suitable creative therapy for you or your child, we will make a referral on your behalf. All the therapists we work with are members of the most approproate professsional body and are experienced in working with children with a variety of needs.
Please call our 24-hour freephone helpline, staffed by nurses, on 0808 80 10 388 or fill out an enquiry form and we will come back to you to discuss the referral process.
"The Meningitis Trust has since been a lifeline to me and my family through this very difficult time. They have provided counselling for me, art therapy for my eldest daughter, and their continued support is invaluable to us."
Our helpline is available 24/7 to offer advice and answer your meningitis questions.
Our Community team are based across the country, they can help with home visits and other support.