Connecting Families

The WellChild Family Tree is a growing network of families from across the UK, all of whom have children with exceptional health needs. It enables parents to feel included, supported and listened to.

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Make Friends, Make Memories and Make a Change

The WellChild Family Tree is free to join and connects families caring for a children with exceptional health needs across the UK through online and face to face groups.

 

Join the WellChild Family Tree

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

By registering with the WellChild Family Tree network, here are some of the things you can benefit from

  • Face to face meet ups. Meet up, make friends and share experiences.  This may be at one of our family fun days such as our annual Sailability big day out; a meet-up organised by one of our parent ambassadors; or a coffee with someone you have bonded with in our network.

 

  • Joining the online forum. A closed Facebook group that is monitored by WellChild and parents that allowing you to speak freely – anytime of the day or night – with others who ‘just get it’.  Listen to Eve, one of parents, talk about what the forum has meant for her (move video to here).

 

  • 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.

 

  • Receiving WellChild updates. Updates about the ways WellChild can help you to make a change to your life and the lives of others; e.g. details of our home and garden improvement scheme and other web based resources; opportunities to have your say in parent led campaigns; volunteering opportunities, fundraising and challenge events! You can also receive our quarterly WellChild Family Tree newsletter which is packed with lots of helpful information.

 

To make sure the network is right for you and your family, we have a short form that we ask families to complete before joining.

Mum Eve talks about how connecting with other families via the WellChild Family Tree helped her feel less isolated and alone.