At The Joshua Tree, we are dedicated to supporting families affected by childhood cancers every step of the way. That's why we are excited to announce that The Joshua Tree is partnering with North West Cancer Research, Edge Hill University, Alder Hey and The Christie to carry out a two year research project to understand the emotional impact of a childhood cancer diagnosis.

The NWCR (North West Cancer Research), is the only independent charity dedicated to tackling cancer across the North West and North Wales. Their goal is simple: to put the region’s cancer needs first. Since 2000, NWCR has funded more than £50 million of world-class research, addressing cancer inequalities and championing the local research community to pave the way for a cancer-free future.

This exciting research underpins The Joshua Tree values and will directly link with the important work we do with our families. The research we're embarking on is not just about gathering data—it's about understanding the holistic needs of families affected by childhood cancer.

We believe that by supporting the well-being of all family members throughout their cancer journey, we can positively influence their long-term outcomes. This project will shed light on the effectiveness of various support mechanisms and interventions, ultimately paving the way for improved support services in the future.

At The Joshua Tree, we prioritise well-being through a range of tailored therapies and support programmes for both adults and children. From educational support to well-being days, family fun days, and play sessions, we strive to create a nurturing environment where families can find solace and strength amidst their challenges. The work we do in our charity serves as a model for other agencies in the field of childhood cancers and research projects seeking to enhance the support available to patients and their families.

We invite individuals aged 8-25 years who have been diagnosed with childhood cancer or parents of children with cancer to join our advisory group for this research. As an advisor, you'll have the opportunity to share your experiences and insights over the course of two years. We understand that everyone's journey is unique, and we welcome diverse perspectives.

We're committed to making this experience both engaging and rewarding for you. If you're interested in becoming part of our advisory group or would like more information, please contact us at familysupport@thejoshuatree.org.uk. Together, let's make a difference in the lives of families affected by childhood cancer.