Families and children affected by cancer are now being offered personal support by a Shetland cancer charity.
CLAN Cancer Support, which has a wellbeing centre on St Magnus Street, Lerwick, has a dedicated Children and Family support worker, who helps children and young people explore their feelings and build resilience.
Based in Lerwick, Lindsey Manson travels across Shetland offering a range of activities and support for children and families affected by cancer within the Shetland community.
Ms Manson said: “A cancer diagnosis is difficult for adults and can also have a deep effect young people.
“My role in children and family support is to work with anyone affected by cancer, and to build an environment in which we can have fun and promote understanding and awareness of cancer and the impacts it can have on a person, family or community.
“I can meet youngsters at home, at school or at our centre in Lerwick to help build emotional strength and encourage understanding.
“By introducing different activities such as arts and crafts, board games, outdoor walks and even trips out for cake, I am able to help children explore their thoughts and help reduce feelings of isolation.
“I also offer a talking therapies service to older children and any family member that may need a confidential space to talk in.”
Ms Manson can be contacted on 01224 647000.