Valeria in a psychological session with little Lucía at Hospital Niño Jesús
Leire is our psycho-oncologist in Hospital Cruces in Vizcaya, the most recent center that we have brought this service to
Valeria is also responsible for the Grief Support Groups for parents to recover the strength to move forward
In Hospital Gregorio Marañón, our psycho-oncologist, Gabriela, assists the little ones and their families
The emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis is extremely difficult for anyone to endure, even more so for a child or teenager. After more than 10 years of intense work here at Aladina, we are aware of the importance of providing psychological help to our children and teenagers, as well as to their parents and siblings.
We believe that free, personalized therapeutic care is vital. Because of this, we’ve grown our psychological support team to keep up with the needs of our patients and families. Aladina has hired four psycho-oncologists who offer free, professional assistance at the Hospital Niño Jesús, the Hospital Gregorio Marañón in Madrid and one at the Hospital Cruces in Bilbao. We also offer free therapy to parents, siblings, and sick children in a private office outside of the hospital.
Our experts work closely with our children and teenagers, providing them with tools to help them overcome their fears and concerns. At the Hospital de Cruces, a Parents’ School has been opened to help families to weather the treatments. In Hospital Niño Jesús, we’ve also helped to create a weekly relaxation workshop for the parents of sick children. Additionally, our psycho-oncologist, Valeria, gives counseling and advice on tutors who are responsible for teaching children currently receiving treatment.
Psychological support with the Grief Support Groups
Offering support and guidance to the parents is also essential, both during the treatment process and/or in the case of a tragic loss. Because of this, we have pioneered Grief Support Groups where family members can fully express themselves and, above all, feel like they aren’t alone.
In the Grief Support Groups, the fundamental premise is to share: a mood, an emotion, a doubt, a memory, a tear, or a smile…
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