The Joshua Tree

The Joshua Tree charity supports families across the North West living with the life-changing experience of childhood cancer. 

We offer support to the whole family – patient, parents, siblings, and grandparents with 1-2-1 support, practical and therapeutic help to ensure that life remains as normal as possible during an incredibly traumatic time.

Facing childhood cancer can be a devastating experience and its impact may last for many years after treatment ends.

Every family’s experience and needs are unique and we are working with many families and schools to provide support that is tailored to their needs. 

Some of the areas where we can offer support include: 

  • Emotional Support including 1-2-1 support, play therapy and support groups or just someone to talk to 

  • Practical Support and signposting to sources of information, assistance and advice 

  • Family activities and events, half-term activities, a monthly Saturday club 

  • Supporting the child and their family in achieving the best academic, social and emotional outcomes both in and out of the school environment. This includes liaison with schools to ensure that staff receive information on how best to         support a child with cancer or leukaemia.

Who to contact

01606 331858
The Joshua Tree

Where to go

The Joshua Tree Support Centre
1-3 Old Hall
Venables Road

Limited parking is available outside of the venue.

Time / date details

Session Information
Please call or email to make an appointment.

Other details


Referral required
Referral details

Children (over 16) can self refer, Parents, health professionals, teachers or any agency involved can access the service. People wishing to access the service can come to the centre or a home visit can be organised.

We operate on a Half hour travel time from our office but will take any enquiries on their own merits.

Other notes

There is wheelchair access.