I am very happy to introduce myself as the new Parent Mentor Coordinator for Haemophilia Scotland and I look forward to meeting all the families who will receive our support. This is a very exciting project that I am fortunate to become a part of and I hope to really hit the ground running!
Over the next 8 months I aim to recruit and train volunteer mentors to support families in Scotland affected by bleeding disorders, particularly parents of children who have been newly diagnosed. Haemophilia Scotland will also aim to set up a parents group and a family event so that families can meet up socially, share their experiences, gain knowledge and support one another. This support will enable families to understand and manage the condition, leading to earlier intervention and resolution of problems.