Jersey launches new Counselling and Family Support Service
Saturday 30 June 2012
The Jersey Alzheimer’s Association is delighted to announce the introduction of its new Counselling and Family Support Service.
Family Support helps to support families or individuals going through a difficult time; this can be with or without the person with dementia being present. Relatives and carers may find it easier to cope with an individual's behaviour if they understand what is happening and why a person is behaving in a particular way.
Sian Wareing-Jones, MA, BSc (Hons), Adv. Dip. Couns., MBACP, a qualified counsellor with experience of working with people with dementia and their families, has been appointed to these roles.
Sian has recently been awarded an MA for her research into Carers’ Experiences of Living with Dementia and is currently undertaking a PhD in dementia care.
These services will be available for anyone with dementia and for individuals or families who have a family member with dementia. This will be provided free of charge by Jersey Alzheimer’s Association.
Jo Cummins, Manager of the Jersey Alzheimer’s Association, said: "We have developed these services because it is of great importance that people with dementia and their families are able to share their thoughts and concerns with someone, in confidence, who is trained to listen and who has experience and understanding of the issues of living with dementia."