Services and Support for Families throughout Covid-19.

As you know, here at Candlelighters we are one big family. And like any family, we look after each other. Anyone touched by childhood cancer, no matter how long ago, is considered a member. Our job? To bring this family together and make sure each person can get the support they need.

Here is a list of our services explained below: 

  • Talking Therapy
  • 1:1 Young Persons Support
  • Events & Group Activities
  • Wellbeing & Relaxation
  • Community Days
  • Support on the Wards & Clinic at Leeds Children’s Hospital

Talking Therapy: We understand that being affected by childhood cancer can be a confusing & upsetting time. Our Talking Therapists Paul, Liz & Jonathan offer private and confidential talking therapies, mindfulness and coaching sessions. These are now available face-to-face at our family support centre, The Square. Please email thesquare@candlelighters.org.uk to book. 


1:1 Young Persons Support: Whether you have a child on treatment, post-treatment, or a sibling, we have a trained talking therapist specifically for them. Sarah is our Talking Therapist specifically trained to work with children, to help them understand and cope with their situation. These are now available face-to-face at our family support centre, The Square. Please email thesquare@candlelighters.org.uk to book. 

Our Talking Therapists – 


Events & Group Activities: Candlelighters is a big family and like any family, we like to get together, so we organise a number of events for all the family. Our events are in full swing! The guidance states that support groups such as this can still continue to run under the new restrictions.

Here’s a list of upcoming events for patients, siblings, mums, dads, and grandparents! 


NEW*  Wellbeing Treatments: Fancy some time all about you? Our trained Wellbeing Therapists can deliver bespoke relaxation sessions. 

We can once again offer oil-based massage treatments at The Square! This is as opposed to the adapted relaxation treatments we have been offering over the last few months. So, relax, breathe and take a moment for yourself. Book in for a 1-1 wellbeing session.

We will still be following the government guidelines in terms of PPE for both therapists and families, but we are no longer restricted to adapted treatments through clothing only. 

Our Bespoke Relaxation Treatments will be available at The Square on
Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Between the hours of 10:30 am and 4:30 pm.

These will alternate weekly, to allow for dedicated days for families staying on the ward and for all other families we support. Whether you’re on treatment, post-treatment, or sadly bereaved we are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to The Square for a range of relaxation treatments available free of charge for anyone affected by childhood cancer.

HOW TO BOOK: 
PLEASE EMAIL thesquare@candlelighters.org.uk

Please provide your name & contact details in your email.

Our team will get back to all requests in a timely manner, where you’ll be put on a waiting list.

*All Covid-secure measures have been put in place to help you feel welcome and safe at our centre, The Square.

Meet one of our Therapists, Charlotte –


Community Days: Candlelighters are coming to your community and bringing our much-loved support services closer to your home.

Over the next few months, you will see a variety of Community Days running in areas across Yorkshire, these days will include –

    • Walks & Talks
    • Coffee Mornings
    • Wellbeing Days

All of our event dates can be found here!

Please do get in touch with us to find out ways in which we can support you and your family at this time. 0113 887 8333 | thesquare@candlelighters.org.uk |Family Facebook Page