PIF member, the MND Association, has developed two key resources for young children in response to demand from families affected by motor neurone disease.
MND Buddies is a new online activity hub developed to give children aged four to 10 the chance to learn more about MND through games, stories, activities and galleries where they can share artwork and writing.
The hub is brought to life by a team of friendly characters – Max the Monkey, Rini the Rabbit, Eric the Elephant, Carly the Cat and Ali the Alligator.
There are also three family-based stories on MND Buddies, helping children to begin to adjust to some of the changes MND will bring.
The aim is to encourage children to discuss worries with their family.
The stories can be read and listened to on the hub, allowing people with MND who have communication difficulties to share the stories with children.
They are also available in a printed storybook called Why are things changing? which can be ordered free from the MND Association.
Children affected by MND, parents and healthcare professionals have been consulted throughout development.
PIF is hosting a Health Information for Children and Young People event in London on Tuesday 12 November. Find out more here.