Welcome to The Maypole Project

About us:

The Maypole Project provide a lifeline of emotional support to children with chronic illnesses and their families.

When you hear the news that your child has a life threatening or terminal illness your whole world may feel like it’s falling apart. The Maypole Project provide a range of support to parents from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. We provide emotional support to the whole family including siblings and grandparents. We support more than 250 babies, children and young people and their families across South East London.

We are there from diagnosis through treatment and beyond, whenever needed.  Our emotional support is:

  • Ongoing, flexible, responsive, professional and confidential
  • Children who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness between the ages of 0 – 18 can access our support
  • Free and has no time limit
  • Tailored to the families needs

To find out more about our therapies for adults and children please contact our Support Team on 01689 889889 or helpline@themaypoleproject.co.uk

Our Background

The Maypole Project was established in 2003 and due to its success became a registered charity in 2007.

The Maypole Project is a professional service founded on person-centred psychosocial practice. Best practice is developed through the continuing research of its founder, Sally Flatteau Taylor and with professionals in the field which, along with the project’s ongoing programme of evaluation, helps shape our family service.

Our Aims

The Maypole Project aims to relieve and help preserve the mental and physical well-being of children and young people who have complex medical needs and disabilities and to support their family members as well as others who are affected by their suffering and, in certain cases, bereavement.

We aim to educate, support and preserve the mental and physical well-being of carers and professionals working with such families and help them with issues of loss and bereavement.

We educate the general public about emotional support available and how it can be provided to families.

Mission and Vision

Every year, 12 to 17 of every 10,000 children are diagnosed with an illness and/or disability that threatens or shortens life, 65% of these families will need to seek professional support.  The diagnosis itself is life-shattering and stressful for each and every family member.

Our promise to be alongside families every step of the way, creating an package of emotional support tailored to their needs.  We offer the whole family support for as long as it is needed.

Our vision is for all families who have a child with a chronic illness or disability to have access to a Maypole Project Support Worker at this time of great need.

Families Stories

Latest News!

Drama Therapy at The Maypole Project

We have been given the opportunity to offer Drama Therapy sessions to our families.  Click here to find out more.


Our Greenwich office is OPEN!
The Maypole Project
Unit 3, Hopyard Studios
13 Lovibond Lane, Greenwich
SE10 9FY

Contact us on 0207 041 7070 or info@themaypoleproject.co.uk for more information.

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