Share with us
Having a sick child can sometimes make you feel alone, desperate, isolated and unprepared for the future, not knowing where to go or who to turn to.
You are not alone. Talking about your experiences and exchanging information can help you and remind others that there are families out there on a similar journey. There are people out there who understand and can help.
How you can share...
Tell us your family story
Whatever stage you are in journey, we would love to hear your story. By telling your story to others, you may not only feel better by reaching out to others, but you are also helping others through their journey.
“It took a long time to write my story, and it took a lot to do it, but once I did, I felt better. I also wanted to get the message out there that you are not on your own." Ruth, Mum of Jess, aged 4.
Family stories also help us to highlight how it really is for families with a child who is seriously ill and needing high level care, meaning that we can campaign and respond to consultations from government on the behalf of parents and their children. They also help us to provide examples of the impact of WellChild and why our work is so important.
You can share your family story by:
- Completing the family story form, available here and return it to us. We'll then get back to you to discuss further.
- signing up to the WellChild Blog or joining our Wellchild Families Group
Become a member of the WellChild Family
Joining the WellChild Families Group on Facebook and signing up to our WellChild Blog are just two ways you can become one of our WellChild Families. Take a look at our Connecting Families page here to see other ways you can get connected.
“I can’t emphasise how important it is that parents are connected. When my daughter was diagnosed, I felt like my whole world was falling apart. But there are people there to support you. We are all on a journey, and we can help each other along the way.” Faith, mum of Sophie, aged 8.