The Joshua Tree is a small charity operating across the North West and North Wales dedicated to working closely with the families affected by childhood cancers. They work with the whole family – patient, parent, siblings and grandparents – in recognising that every family’s cancer journey is unique.
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it can be a frightening experience for the whole family. The Family Support Team are on hand to provide practical and emotional support to children and families at diagnosis and beyond.
Families involved in the care of a child with cancer experience changes in their daily routines, relationships, communications and their roles within the family. Emotions such as anxiety, guilt, anger and distress can ebb and flow during the course of the child’s illness and beyond. The child’s cancer affects the family’s need for care, self-esteem, social interaction and functioning.
This is where the Family Support Team can provide you with the care you and your family may require at no cost. The services they offer are tailored to suit the family’s specific needs, by means of emotional, academic and practical support, such as counselling, art and play therapy, health and well-being advice, peer support and educational tutoring where required to help ensure that life remains as normal as possible during an incredibly traumatic time.
To make a donation and support this wonderful cause, click here: www.justgiving.com/thejoshuatree