Welcome to Team Jak HQ – Jak’s Den Livingston

Jak’s Den Livingston is our headquarters for Team Jak. This is where all our support stems from.

We aim to provide much needed emotional and social support from Jak’s Den that some of us know from personal experience is greatly needed and appreciated.

As part of our emotional and social support programme we provide drop ins, coffee sessions, group support for our children with cancer through our Bag of Worries programme, Seasons for Growth, Under 5s sessions, Teen sessions, parent sessions, activity days, music therapy, counselling, homework support and much more.

We currently have a full-time Office Administration Coordinator – Lynn Ward; two Job-Share Children, Young Person & Family Coordinators – Ailsa Meldrum & Sam Henderson; a part-time Creative Coordinator – Aimie Trueman; a part-time Family Support Worker – Sonya Muirhead; part-time Palliative & Bereavement Coordinator, Christine Birrell; two sessional Counsellors; and a Music Therapist – Anna Ludwig.

Our CE Allison Barr, Jak’s Mum; and Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator Hazel McLinden complete our staff working within Jak’s Den, alongside some fabulous and inspirational volunteers.


Opening Hours (August 2019)

Our opening hours will vary over Summer for our families as we settle into our new Den.

  • Monday: 12pm–4pm

  • Tuesday: 12pm–4pm

  • Wednesday: 12pm-4pm (closed in morning for Staff training)

  • Thursday: 12pm–4pm

  • Friday: 12pm–4pm

  • Saturday: 12pm–4pm

  • Sunday: 12pm–4pm


Opening Hours from 1st September 2019

Monday 10am-4pm

  • 11am-12.30pm — Parent Patter

  • 7-8pm — Mindfulness, 1st Monday of each month

Tuesday 10am-4pm

  • 1-2pm — Under 5’s Story and Play

Wednesday 10am-4pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm

  • 1-2pm — Under 5’s Music Fun

  • 6.30-8.30pm — Family Matters - Weekly Craft Workshops: Tie Dye, Sewing, Slime, Family Den Quiz

Thursday 10am-4pm

  • 10.30am-12pm — Coffee and Cake, Messy Play & Music Fun

Friday 10am-4pm, 6-30pm-8pm

  • 10am-12.30pm — Pamper by Appointment

  • 2pm-3pm — Lego Challenge (age 5-12)

  • 3pm-4pm — Board Game Challenge

  • 2pm-4pm — Parents Time

  • Afternoon — Music Therapy by referral

  • 6.30-8pm — Friday Family FUN Night

Saturday 10am-4pm

  • 10am-4pm — Weekly Themed Drop-In Activities

  • 12pm — Big Breakfast Brunch- 1st Saturday each month

Sunday 1pm-5pm

  • 12pm-1pm — Teen Group Brunch Club (Den only open to Teens for this hour)

  • 1.45pm-3.15pm — Nativity/ MT rehearsal workshop

  • 3.15pm-4.15pm — Lego Challenge

  • 4pm-5pm — Tie dye / Slime / Sewing / Craft Workshop

  • 4pm-5pm Every 2nd Sunday — Bag of Worries Group/s

  • Pamper Sessions by appointment

  • Music Therapy, Counselling and 1:1 Tutoring by appointment

  • Separate timetable for Angel family activities

  • Bespoke Activities for different groups throughout the year


Closed Facebook Group

We have a closed Facebook Group for Families only where they can find out more about our activities and support on offer and also support each other on their journeys privately.


Meet the Livingston Jak’s Den Team