Useful links

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  • Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC)

    Non – directive support and information for parents throughout antenatal testing
    Helplines: 0845 077 2290/020 7713 7486
    Monday – Friday 10:00am – 5:30pm


    AWARE NI is the national depression charity for Northern Ireland or call 208 9035 7820

  • Bliss

    A UK Charity working to provide best care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families
    Tel: 020 7378 1122

  • Brook Advisory Centre

    Confidential sexual health advice for under 25s
    Tel: 028 9032 8866

  • Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA)

    Cleft lip and palate information, advice and support
    Tel: 020 7833 4883

  • Disability Action NI

    Information, advice and support for people with a disability
    Tel: 028 9029 7882
    Text phone: 028 9029 7882
    Transport Number 02890297870

  • Down’s syndrome Association

    Information, advice and support for families and carers affected by Down’s syndrome
    Tel: 028 9066 5260

  • Informing Choices NI

    Information, advice and support on all aspects of sexual health
    Helpline 0345 122 8687, Monday – Friday 09:00 – 5:00pm

  • Family Support NI

    Provides details of services eg statutory, voluntary and community organisations to support families. This information helps families and young people in Northern Ireland find local services to meet their needs.

  • Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID)

    Supports bereaved families and promotes safe baby care advice
    NI contact – Cheryl Pierce, Tel: 07864983702
    Email –
    Helpline 0808 802 6869. Available – 10:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday, calls are answered in confidence by trained befrienders who have been bereaved by the sudden and unexpected death of their baby. Email –

  • Gingerbread NI

    Supporting one parent families
    Tel: 028 9023 1417
    Free phone Helpline 0808 808 8090

  • Life After Loss

    Support for Life After Loss


    Tel: 028 9260 5578

    The phone line is active during business hours
    Support is available online and by email


    Support for people with a learning disability and their families and carers

    Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
    Use Helpline number 0808 808 1111 Information Office
    Tel: 028 9069 1351

  • National Childbirth Trust

    Information and support during pregnancy, birth and early parenthood
    National Enquiry line 0300 3300 770
    Dial National Enquiry Line and
    select option for Breast Feeding
    Breastfeeding line 0300 3300 771

  • Northern Ireland Childminding Association

    Supports and develops registered home-based childcare

  • Northern Ireland Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (NIASBAH)

    Information, advice and support regarding spina bifida and hydrocephalus
    Tel: 028 9035 2828

  • Parents Helpline

    Support and guidance for parents with any family issue
    Tel: 028 9031 0891
    Freephone helpline 0808 8010 722

  • Remember our child – Cruse Bereavement Care

    Bereavement support after the loss of a child – miscarriage, stillbirth, cot death, illness or accident

    Cruse Bereavement Care, Graham House, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Belfast BT8 8BH.
    Tel: 028 9079 2419

  • Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity (SANDS)

    Support for bereaved parents and families
    NI Regional Office Tel: 028 3839 2509
    NI Helpline 0774 099 3450

  • The Miscarriage Association

    Support following miscarriage
    Tel: 019 2420 0799

  • TinyLife

    Dedicated to reducing premature birth, illness, disability and death
    Tel: 028 9081 5050

  • The Multiple Births Foundation

    Advice, information and support for multiple birth families
    Tel: 020 3313 3519

  • Twins and Multiple Birth Association (TAMBA)

    Support for families with twins, triplets or more

    Contact: Kelly McDonald, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB
    Tel: 07525117010 – Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm.

  • Women’s Aid Federation NI

    Support for women and their families affected by domestic violence

    24 hour Domestic and Sexual Violence helpline: 0800 917 1414
    Office Tel: 028 9024 9041
    Text- Support to 077 9780 5839
    Email –
    Help site-
    Open to all men and women affected

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal information
    Resource for new and expectant parents
    Help in choosing where to give birth
    Resource for the older mother
    Pregnancy, postnatal and baby yoga classes. IAIM baby massage classes
    Tel: 07879810630

  • Voluntary breastfeeding organisations, websites and helplines

    Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
    Helpline 0844 4122 949 (09:30am – 10:30pm)

    Breastfeeding Network
    Supporterline 0300 1000 210 (09:30am – 9:30pm)

    La Leche League
    Breastfeeding information and support
    UK helpline 0845 1202 918

    National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
    Enquiry Line 0300 3300 770
    Select breastfeeding option (08:00am – 10:00pm)
    Breastfeeding helpline 0300 3300 771

    Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland

    Resource for breastfeeding and baby
    nurturing requirements

    UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative

    National Breastfeeding Helpline 0300 100 0212

  • Professional organisations websites
  • Public Services

    Information on a wide range of services provided by statutory, voluntary and community organisations throughout Northern Ireland.

    Department of Health

    Advice about public services in the United Kingdom

    Public Health Agency