Presented by Sharon Pihema

We’re back again in 2016 sharing our whanau journey with you as we support our daughter Tomairangi who lives with brittle asthma and bronchiectasis. This time we take a look at the ‘other’ side of chronic illness – the emotional and mental wellbeing of our daughter and our whanau. 2016 has been another challenging year, more so than any other year. Join us on another up-close and confronting presentation as we share some of the struggles we have had to work through this year – from refusing to take medications, denial, running away, police involvement, CYFs notifications, thoughts of self-harm, loneliness, sadness, frustration and changing hospital culture – we’ll show you the things that can happen when it all falls to pieces. 

This was a workshop which was not recorded on video. 

Supporting Whanau

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