When you were younger, other people made decisions for you about your health and your life in general. As you start to think more for yourself and become independent, we have some tips to help you on your journey.
Learning more about your condition, making appointments on your own, seeing your health care team on your own, and starting to make decisions for yourself are all part of good preparation.
This is also a good time to start building your support networks like your friends, family, health professionals and community. Staying connected with people you trust can keep you safe and feeling good about yourself.
STAYING ON TOP OF IT
As you become more independent you will be expected to do more things on your own and this can sometimes feel a bit much. You’re not alone. Other young people have felt the same way when leaving the children’s hospital. It’s ok if you need help, in fact, it is a strength to recognise when you need help and how to get it.
This animation tells the story of Wally as he tries to balance partying with taking care of his health and calling on his friends to get to his appointment.