The Maypole Project

The Maypole Project support over 190 children with life threatening, life limiting illnesses and their families every year across South East London.

The Maypole Project provides unique emotional support that is ongoing, flexible, responsive, professional and confidential.

Each family is supported by one of their key workers who are specifically trained and supervised to offer emotional support, which ranges from befriending to counselling or therapy. This can be offered to whole families, one to one, couples, groups, and also extends into provision of information, advice and advocacy.

Every year, 12 to 17 of every 10,000 children are diagnosed with an illness and/or disability that threatens or shortens life, 65% of these families will need to seek professional support.