The Maypole Project

The Maypole Project

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities

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Every year, 12 to 17 of every 10,000 children born are diagnosed with an illness and/or disability that threatens or shortens life. The diagnosis itself is life-shattering and stressful for each and every family member.

The Maypole Project provides a range of support from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. We provide emotional support to the whole family including siblings and grandparents. Our promise is to be alongside families every step of the way, creating an package of emotional support tailored to their needs, for as long as it is needed.

Our vision is for all families who have a child with a chronic illness or disability to have access to a Maypole Project Support Worker at this time of great need.


We provide:

  • Counselling and befriending to adult members of the family
  • Play therapy and 1:1 play sessions for the children with complex medical needs and siblings
  • After School Activity Clubs
  • Respite Days and Activity Days 

Current opportunities

London (South), BR6 6BQ

Support children (the child who has complex medical needs and/or their siblings) in 1:1 sessions through the integration of counselling and play...