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.

AP McCoy with young boy horse riding
Child and her parent meeting a Little Dreamer Events Princess at a WellChild Family Tree Parent Meet Up
A WellChild Family Tree family on an accessible boat at Sailability
Young girl playing with giant lego bricks

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.

- Hayley, mum and WellChild Family Tree member