Other Support

Bereavement

Care for the family
A charity offering advice and support for parents who have lost a child.
Tel: 02920810800
Web: www.careforthefamily.org.uk

Child bereavement charity
Leaflets, books and videos for the bereaved.
Tel: 01494 568900
Web: www.childbereavement.org.uk

Miscarriage Association
Support and information for families who have miscarried.
Tel: 01924 200 799
Web: www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk

SANDS(stillbirth and neonatal death society)
Support and information for bereaved parents and their families when their baby dies at or soon after birth.
Tel: 020 74365881
Web: www.uk-sands.org

Breastfeeding

Association of breastfeeding mothers
Support for mothers who breastfeed
Tel: 08444 122949
Web: www.abm.me.uk

The Breastfeeding Network
Information and support for mothers who breastfeed.
Tel: 0300 100 0210
Web: wwwbreastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

Medela UK Ltd
Produces a range of breast pumps including hospital grade pumps for hire.
Tel: 0161 776 0400
Web: www.medela.co.uk

NHS Breastfeeding
Advice and support on breastfeeding your baby.
Tel: 0300 100 0212
Web: www.breastfeeding.nhs.uk

Financial advice

Citizens Advice
Provides advice and information and details for your local bureau.
Web: wwwcitizensadvice.org.uk

Directgov
Information and factsheets about benefits and other money topics.
Web: wwwdirect.gov.UK

Early Support Programme
Information relating to the support of parents with disabled children, and their health, social care and
Educational needs.
Web: www.direct.gov.uk/en/caringforsomeone/caringforadisbledchild/DG_10027494

Family Fund
Financial help for families of disabled and seriously ill children, under the age of 16.
Tel: 08449 744 099
Web: www.familyfund.org.uk

National Debtline
Free, confidential and independent advice about debt problems.
Tel: 0808 808 4000
Web: www.nationaldebtline.co.uk

Tax Credit helpline
Provides advice to families on tax credits.
Tel: 0845 300 4000
www: www.hmrc.gov.uk

Working families
Information and details on employment rights, childcare and flexible working.
Tel: 0800 013 0313
Web: www.workingfamilies.org.uk

Mental well-being

Action on Postpartum psychosis (APP)
An organisation setup by women who have suffered postpartum psychosis, in order to raise awareness of and research into the condition.
Web: www.app-network.org

The association for Post-Natal Illness
A support system for women suffering with postnatal depression.
Tel: 020 7386 0868
Web: www.apni.org

Birth Trauma Association
Support for all women who have had a traumatic birth experience.
Web: www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk

Contact A Family
Offers advice and information for families
With disabled children.
Tel: 0808 808 3555
Web: www.cafamily.org.uk

Gingerbread
Information and support for lone parents through a
Network of local groups.
Tel: 0808 802 0925
Web: www.gingerbread.org.uk

Home-start
Support for families with young children.
Tel: 0800068 63 68
Web: www.home-start.org.uk

MDF THE Bipolar organisation
Supporting individuals with bipolar disorder.
Tel: 020 7931 6480
Web: wwwmdf.org.uk

Family Lives
Supporting anyone parenting a child.
Web: www.familylives.org.uk

Positively Pregnant
Information for women who are affected by antenatal depression,
Stress and anxiety in pregnancy.
Web: www.positivelypregnant.org

Rainbow Trust
Supports families with children who suffer from
A life threatening or terminal illness.
Tel: 01372 363438
Web:  www.rainbowtrust.org.uk

Samaritans
Confidential service offering emotional support
To those in need.
Tel: 08457 90 90 90
Web: www.samaritans.org

Prematurity

Bliss
An organisation devoted to premature and sick babies,
Offering confidential help and advice to new parents of special
Care children.
Tel: 0500 618 140
Web; www.bliss.org.uk

Irish Premature babies
Information and support for family’s in
the Irish Republic.
Web; www.irishprematurebabies.com

The sick Children’s Trust (SCT)
The SCT has seven homes from home offering clean,
Comfortable accommodation for families to stay close
To their sick baby’s bedside.
Web: www.sickchildrenstrust.org

Tinylife
Northern Ireland’s premature and vulnerable baby charity.
Tel: 028 9081 5050
Web: www.tinylife.org.uk

Special conditions

Action on Pre-eclampsia (APEC)
Support for those with pre-eclampsia
Tel: 0116 254 1999
Web; www.apec.org.uk

The Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity and Related Diseases
ROPARD is an organisation dedicated to eradicating problems of sight which might occur as a result of premature birth.
Web; www.ropard.org

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on neurological disorders.
Tel: 0808 808 1000
Web: www.brainandspine.org.uk

British Heart Foundation
Support for those with heart conditions.
Tel: 0300 330 3311
Web: www.bhf.org.uk

British Lung Foundation
Support and advice as well as a network of breath easy support groups.
Tel: 0845 850 5020
Web: www.lunguk.org

British Red Cross
Private courses on first aid and resuscitation techniques.
Web: www.redcross.org.uk

Cerebra
Information and support for brain-injured children and young people.
Tel: 0800 328 1159
Web: www.cerebra.org.uk

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation
Information and support for childhood liver diseases.
www: www.childliverdisease.org

Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA)
Information and support for those with Cleft lip and palate.
Tel: 020 7833 4883
Web: www.clapa.com

Down’s syndrome Association
Support for people with Down’s syndrome their Families and carers.
Tel:  0845 230 0372
Web: www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

FAS Aware UK
Help and support offered to families affected by fetal alcohol syndrome.
Web: www.fasaware.co.uk

Group B Strep Support
Promotes Awareness and prevention of group B Streptococcus in newborn babies.
Tel: 014444 416176
Web: www.gbss.org.uk

Hi2u
A website centred around ADHD, Asperger’s and other hidden impairments. Includes an information list of support groups located around the country.
Web; www.hi2u.org

Meningitis Research Foundation
Promotes education and awareness about meningitis and septicaemia.
Tel: 080 8800 3344
Web: www.meningitis.org

The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information And Support Service
Offers various resources for those affected by ADHD.
Web: www.addiss.co.uk

Newlife
Help and care for sick and disabled babies, children and their families.
Nurse services: 0800 902 0095
Web: www.newlifecharity.co.uk

Scope
Support for cerebral palsy and related disabilities.
Tel: 0808 800 333
Web: www.scope.org.uk

Multiple Births

The Multiple Births Foundation
Information and support for families with multiple children.
Tel: 020 3313 3519
Web: www.multiplebirths.org.uk

Twins and Multiple Births Association (Tamba)
Helping parents to meet the challenges that multiple birth families face.
Tel: 0800 138 0509
Web: www.tamba.org.uk

Travel and Oxygen

Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)
General child safety advice.
Tel: 020 7608 3828
Web: www.capt.org.uk

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)
Gives advice on purchasing, fitting and using car seats for children.
Tel: 0121248 2000
Web: www.rospa.com

Vitalair
Information about where to go to get oxygen supplies.
Tel: 0800 136 603
Web: www.bocvitalair.co.uk