Organisation aims / mission / values
- To relieve mental distress and help preserve the mental and physical well-being of children and young people who have complex medical needs and disabilities
- To support the family members of children with complex medical needs, as well as others who are affected by their suffering and, in certain cases, bereavement
- To educate, support and preserve the mental well-being of, carers and professionals working with families with children with complex medical needs and help them with issues of loss and bereavement
- To educate the general public about emotional support available and how it can be provided to families with children with complex medical needs
How we deliver these aimsEvery 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. The diagnosis itself is life-shattering and stressful for each and every family member. Our promise is to be alongside families every step of the way, creating a package of emotional support tailored to their needs. We offer the whole family support for as long as it is needed. Our vision is for all families who have a child with a complex medical illness to have access to a Maypole Project Support Worker at this time of great need.
Who benefits from our workChildren with complex medical needs and their families
51 High Street, Green Street Green, Orpington, BR6 6BQ