What is Maypole Support?

The Maypole Project provides a unique pattern of emotional psychological/social support which is based on and led by the families’ needs.  It’s unique because of the way that it’s provided; flexible and on-going, professional and understanding.


Children who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness between the ages of 0 – 18 can access our support.

When a family is referred to The Maypole Project, where it is possible, we suggest a meeting with the whole family.  In this meeting we explain all the services we provide and, through this initial session, begin to help the family and/or each family member to decide what support they need. In this way our flexible support can be designed to fit each person’s needs.

On-going support for the whole family can be through supportive home visits or family therapy.

“The Maypole Project has helped us as a whole family. This is really important as everyone in the family is affected by the illness, not just me. I am truly grateful for their help”.

The Deakins - The Maypole Project


Where there is a child with a chronic illness or disability any family member can be referred; siblings, mum, dad, step-family relations, and grandparents.

Referrals can be made at any time from diagnosis onward by:

  • the family themselves or any family member
  • professionals – where there is a contract in place

Contact our Support Team on 01689 889889 helpline@themaypoleproject.co.uk for more information.


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