Dr Helen Nicholson has been very lucky to have the support of her husband, Sean, and four children while setting up and now running Whole Family Health. As she explains:
“My husband, Sean, trained as a human doctor (which is an important clarification to make when you work with a lot of animal doctors like I do!) so he gets why it’s so important to have a service like ours available. Two of our four kids have ASD (autism), two have anxiety and all four have ADHD – they love having somewhere fun to come for their own therapies and I have purposely chosen only staff that I would be happy to have treat my own children.”
“Our whole family was involved in the planning process (the pillow room layout was Sean’s idea) and eagerly helped with the set-up – you should have seen our 9-year-old assemble Ikea chairs! All by himself!”
“It was important to us as a family to create a centre that is welcoming and inviting, where people and pets can thrive together, and where it doesn’t matter what your background is, how complex your health challenges are, or whether you can normally afford the very best for your kids, your pets or yourself – that you can come see us and get the help your family needs.”
Whole Family Health is the result of over 20 years of dreaming and our family’s combined passion – we can’t wait for you to visit so we can show you around!
“Our family is here to help yours. Whether it’s helping your pet learn to walk again or helping put you in touch with funding to help pay for speech therapy for your elderly parent who recently had a stroke – we’re here to help. Whether you need help understanding your child’s autism diagnosis or you want to help make your pet’s senior years more comfortable – we’re here to help. Even if you’re not sure what help you need, but you know that it must be possible for your family’s health to be better, we can help!”