Join our community
The WellChild Family Tree is a growing network of families from across the UK, all of whom have children with serious and complex health needs. It enables parents to connect with others who 'get it' for mutual support, advice and friendship.
Make Friends, Make Memories and Make a Change
The WellChild Family Tree is free to join and connects families caring for children with exceptional health needs across the UK through online and face to face groups.
By registering with the WellChild Family Tree network, you can benefit from:
- Join our closed Facebook Group: Monitored by WellChild, our group is a safe space to connect with and seek support from other parents, share experiences, find information and identify other parents in similar stages of their journey. The group allows you to speak freely any time of the day or night, with others who just “get it.”
- Meet Up, Make Friends & Share Experiences: We have a wide range of events on offer throughout the year, whether it’s a sailing experience, virtual coffee morning, horse riding, physical meet up with our Parent Ambassadors or even a virtual trip to a zoo in upstate New York!
- Taking part in family activities: This may range from making friendship bracelets for our celebrity ambassadors, designing our next medal for our challenge event participants, or sending us your family snapshots to help us fill our social media channels with all of your amazing stories.
- Keeping You Updated: You will receive our quarterly WellChild Family Tree newsletter which is packed with lots of helpful information, along with Wellbeing Wednesday mailings every two weeks full of great ideas and inspiration of how to support your wellbeing, and ad hoc mailings full of WellChild updates, and other family focused information we think you’d like to know, including being the first to hear when WellChild Awards nominations open!
You are never alone. There will always be someone else in the WellChild Family Tree to offer advice and support.
WellChild Family Tree News
The latest news, events and activities from the WellChild Family Tree network.
Casey accesses garden for the first time thanks to WellChild and St James’s Place Wealth Management
St James's Place Wealth Management volunteers helped transform this family garden into an accessible space for 15 year old Casey.
19 year old Rhea secures Moonpig apprenticeship thanks to WellChild Award win
Winning a 2021 WellChild Award has been a tremendous boost to Rhea's confidence and opened up new opportunities for her.
Darcy enjoys brand new accessible garden for the first time thanks to WellChild and St James’s Place
Our Helping Hands team and volunteers from St James's Place transformed the family garden into an accessible space, to suit Darcy's needs.