Helpful Links 

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

The Smallest Things
Raising awareness of premature birth and beyond. To promote high quality care for mothers affected by postnatal depression, anxiety and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder associated with premature birth
www.thesmallestthings.org
Email:smallestthings@yahoo.com

Bliss
Bliss exists to ensure that every baby born premature or sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life.
www.bliss.org.uk
Helpline: 0808 801 0322

RELATE
A national counselling organisation for couples. Relate offer face to face, telephone and online counselling.
www.relate.org.uk
Helpline: 0300 100 1234

Pop n Grow
Charity providing free specialist clothing to babies & children receiving medical care.
www.popngrow.co.uk

Tamba (Twins & Multiple Births Association)
Tamba is the only UK-wide charity working to improve the lives of twins, triplets, and more & their families.
www.tamba.org.uk
Helpline: 0800 138 0509

Stoma Wise
UK information support site for people who have a ileostomy, colostomy or urostomy.
www.stomawise.co.uk

Gingerbread
A UK charity providing expert advice, practical support and campaigns for single parents.
www.gingerbread.org.uk

Scope
Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.
www.scope.org.uk
Helpline: 0808 800 3333

National Breastfeeding Helpline
Independent, confidential, mother-centred, non-judgmental breastfeeding support and information.
www.nationalbreastfeedinghelpline.org.uk
Helpline: 0300 100 0212

NHS – One you
Website – https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Website – www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk

Samaritans 
Website – www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-us

Mind
Website – https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/

Young minds
Website – https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/

FINANCIAL ADVICE AND SUPPORT

Citizens Advice Bureau
Website – www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Turn2us
Website – https://www.turn2us.org.uk/

Working FamiliesA national organisation that advises on benefits and employment rights.www.workingfamilies.org.ukHelpline: 020 7253 7243

RAISING CONCERNS

NHS – Complaints and Advocacy
Website – http://nhscomplaintsadvocacy.org/

Patient Association
Website – https://www.patients-association.org.uk/

Healthwatch              
Website – https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/

 

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Cruse Bereavement
Website – www.cruse.org.uk/bereavement-services/get-help

Tommy's
Funding research into stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage, and providing information for parents-to-be.
www.tommys.org
Helpline: 0800 0147 800

Saying Goodbye
Saying Goodbye events are the first set of national commemorative services for people who have suffered a loss at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.
www.sayinggoodbye.org
Helpline: 08707 449 701

SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)
Sands is an organisation which can offer you support when your baby dies during pregnancy or after birth. At Sands there are people who understand what it's like because many of them have been through this experience themselves. Sands are there to help offer support and information when you need it.
www.uk-sands.org
Helpline: 020 7436 5881

Child Death Helpline
The Child Death Helpline aims to provide a quality Freephone service to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago. Callers to the Helpline might be parents, grandparents, siblings, other family members, friends or professionals involved with the dead child. The Helpline is staffed by volunteers, all of them bereaved parents.
childdeathhelpline.org.uk
Helpline: 0808 800 6019​​

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