The diagnosis of a child with a chronic or life-threatening illness or disability totally changes the lives of families and can be devastating.
In order to help families through both the emotional and sometimes practical issues, The Maypole Project telephone helpline aims to provide a confidential service delivered by people who understand. It means support for families of children with complex medical needs is just a phonecall away.
Our helpline offers emotional support to parents and professionals by volunteers trained to listen, understand and support them through a difficult time. With one call, adults can access one-off or ongoing support by phone. Professional counselling and parent-to-parent support is also available.
There’s a wealth of information available too. One call connects parents of sick or disabled children to other professional services, grants and financial support. And if our telephone support volunteers cannot immediately find the answer to your question, we will always return your call.