Support groups

The children’s psychology service runs a number of support groups for patients and their families.

Evelina’s Youth Group

Evelina’s Youth Group is an adolescent group that provides a supportive network for young people with a range of physical health difficulties who are under the care of Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Group members are invited to take part in a range of inclusive and fun activities promoting social confidence, self-esteem, and independence. Being part of Evelina’s Youth Group provides a valuable source of support and friendship that enables young people to manage some of the more difficult aspects of their health conditions.

Parents ‘Come for a cuppa’ group

This is an informal group for parents of children with cardiac conditions who are staying at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. The group meets fortnightly and is run by the children’s psychology team and the Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation (ECHO) parent volunteers.

Parent support group in neonatal intensive care

This is a weekly group for parents of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. It is facilitated by a psychologist and other members of the neonatal unit health care team.

Pets as therapy

The children’s psychology team manage an animal therapy service. We have two beautiful therapy dogs who visit the wards weekly providing a much loved and valued service to children and their families. 

Kidney (renal) coffee mornings

Meeting for parents, held monthly on Thursday mornings (10am-12pm) in Penguin outpatients unit. This is facilitated by our renal social worker, Munira Asaria.

Other support groups and advice sessions

Speech and language therapy support sessions – our community speech and language therapy team runs a number of different support and advice sessions for families in Lambeth and Southwark.

Community occupational therapy advice clinic – monthly drop-in sessions with an occupational therapist

Community sickle cell peer support group and welfare advice sessions

Find out more

For information about support groups, please speak to a member of staff.