Sometimes it can be easier to talk to someone outside your family and close friends. CLDF’s Families and Young People’s Teams have a wealth of experience in talking to young people and families who are affected by childhood liver disease. We are always happy to provide information and support but as we are not medically trained we cannot provide medical advice.

Hospital Visits

We loved seeing you at clinic or on the ward when we could make weekly visits to hospitals all over the UK to meet new parents and children and chat to families who already know CLDF. However, while we cannot attend clinics or wards we want you to still hear from the team. View these videos to hear all about what we can offer your family through every step of your liver journey. You can also contact a member of the Support Team for specific advice via the staff details at the bottom of the page .

Digital Drop-Ins For Families

When you have a child with a liver disease whether recently diagnosed or some years into your liver journey you can feel very alone. Having the opportunity to share experiences with other parents who have a child with the same condition can make all the difference to those feelings and give you the chance to share, reflect and support each other.

CLDF understand that getting together with other parents can be a challenge and family events have proved invaluable in doing this. While we cannot provide these at present, we continue to offer Zoom opportunities to give parents in similar situations time to chat and share their experiences.

We offer Zoom parent drop-ins, running on Thursdays from 10am – 1pm every two weeks and you can join at any time and if another family is there you can catch up with them and if not, Kate is there to answer any questions you might have or just to have a chat and catch up.

To get a Zoom link please e-mail us at and let us know which drop in you wish to attend.

Timetable for September – November 2021

  • Thursday 16th September 10am-1pm
  • Thursday 30th September 10am-1pm
  • Thursday 14th October 10am-1pm
  • Thursday 28th October 10am – 1pm
  • Thursday 11th November 10am-1pm
  • Thursday 25th November 10am-1pm

Kate Conroy

Children and Families Officer/Scotland Support Officer

Our Families team are here to support all families, friends and relatives who may have queries about a child with a liver condition or perhaps just need a chat.

Email: or
Call: 0121 212 6028 or 07533092801

Louise Hawkes

Young People’s Digital Engagement Officer

The CLDF Young People’s Team is here to support all 11-24 year olds.
We meet people at clinics, CLDF events and are here to chat over the phone, on Facebook or WhatsApp.
Call: 0121 212 6007

Michelle Wilkins

Head of Support

Michelle leads the families and young people’s teams, developing and providing services for children and young people with liver disease and their families.

Call: 0121 212 6009