Support

Support

Having a baby that requires a stay in Intensive or Special Care can be daunting. There are several places that you can go for support. Below is a list of different organisations that may be able to help, but there is also a forum available on the BLISS website that you can access here.

Support Groups/Further Infomation

Birth Trauma Association Helping people who are finding it hard to cope with their childbirth experience.
Web: www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk
 Bliss For babies born too soon, too small, too sick –providing vital support and advice to families of premature and sick babies across the UK.
Helpline: 0500 618 140
Web: www.bliss.org.uk
Child Bereavement Trust They provide specialised support, information and training to all those affected when a baby or child dies, or when a child is bereaved.
Phone: 01494 568 900
Web: www.childbereavement.org.uk
 Newlife Offers practical support for disabled children throughout the UK, cares for the carers, funds medical research, creates awareness and campaigns for change.
Phone: 01543 462 777
Web: www.newlifecharity.co.uk
 SANDS A stillbirth and neonatal death charity – supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
Helpline 020 7436 5881
Web: www.uk-sands.org
 Scope A charity that supports disabled people and their families through practical information and support, particularly at the time of diagnosis.
Phone: 0808 800 3333
Web: www.scope.org.uk
Sure Start Centres Providing a variety of advice and support for parents and carers from pregnancy right through to when your child goes into reception class at primary school.
Web: www.direct.gov.uk/surestart
Together for Short Lives Charity working to ensure that all children and young people, unlikely to live to reach adulthood, and their families get the best possible care and support whenever and wherever they need it.
Helpline: 0845 108 2201
Web: www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk