Welcome to our new Families Section....
Dedicated to families with a sick child, this section will help you to manage the consequences serious illness and complex conditions by helping you to find out how you can benefit from, or get involved in the work of WellChild.
We understand the importance of giving families the chance to talk about your experiences, and exchange information about services and support available.
By joining our private WellChild families Group or signing up to our WellChild Families Blog, you can read other families’ stories, share your feelings and exchange information. Reach out to other families and help us to raise awareness of the importance of our work by telling us your family experience .
You can access support from our various projects, including our Helping Hands scheme, our Wolfram Syndrome Family Coordinator, or the Medicines for Children website. Read more about our Nursing and Research Programmes too.
We also realise that families can draw strenght and support from other parents going through the same jouney with their child and understand what difficulties they face on a day to day basis. By visiting the Connecting Families area you can find out about the different ways you can chat to others.
As the national charity for sick children, we work to make sure that you have the opportunity to have your views, experiences and opinions heard. We want to know about the issues you are facing, so that we can raise awareness and help search for solutions.
We run campaigns, and also work to keep you updated on consultations, either via the news section on the website, ‘WellChild Families’ Closed Facebook Group, the WellChild Facebook page or Twitter feed.
WellChild realises the importance of the support you receive from other parents when your child is seriously ill with a long term condition or complex health needs. That’s why we’ve set up a number of convenient ways for you to join the WellChild Family and connect with other families. Click here to find out more and read our step-to-step guide to going online.
GET INVOLVED WITH US
There are a number of ways you can get involved with WellChild, ranging from reviewing our Medicines for Children leaflets to ensure that they are easy to understand for other parents to becoming parent ambassadors for WellChild. We especially want to know your views and opinions on our activities so that our work is ‘right for you rather than right for us’.
BECOME ONE OF OUR FAMILIES
To become a WellChild Family, access our private family area and receive our newsletter, simply complete our registration form available here.