Useful links

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  • Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC)

    Non – directive support and information for parents throughout antenatal testing
    www.arc-uk.org
    Helplines: 0845 077 2290/020 7713 7486
    Monday – Friday 10:00am – 5:30pm
    info@arc-uk.org

  • AWARE NI

    AWARE NI is the national depression charity for Northern Ireland
    www.aware-ni.org 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

    www.bliss.org.uk
    Tel: 020 7378 1122
    information@bliss.org.uk

  • Brook Advisory Centre

    Confidential sexual health advice for under 25s

    www.brook.org.uk
    Tel: 028 9032 8866
    brookniadmin@brook.org.uk

  • Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA)

    Cleft lip and palate information, advice and support

    www.clapa.com
    Tel: 020 7833 4883
    info@clapa.com

  • Disability Action NI

    Information, advice and support for people with a disability

    www.disabilityaction.org
    Tel: 028 9029 7882
    Text phone: 028 9029 7882
    hq@disabilityaction.org
    Transport Number 02890297870

  • Down’s syndrome Association

    Information, advice and support for families and carers affected by Down’s syndrome

    www.downs-syndrome.org.uk
    Tel: 028 9066 5260
    enquiriesni@downs-syndrome.org.uk

  • Informing Choices NI

    Information, advice and support on all aspects of sexual health

    www.fpa.org.uk
    Helpline 0345 122 8687, Monday – Friday 09:00 – 5:00pm
    belfast@fpa.org.uk

  • 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.

    www.familysupportni.gov.uk

  • Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID)

    Supports bereaved families and promotes safe baby care advice

    www.fsid.org.uk
    NI contact – Cheryl Pierce, Tel: 07864983702
    Email – cherylP@lullabytrust.org.uk
    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 – info@lullabytrust.org.uk

  • Gingerbread NI

    Supporting one parent families

    www.gingerbreadni.org
    Tel: 028 9023 1417
    Free phone Helpline 0808 808 8090
    advice@gingerbreadni.org

  • Life After Loss

    Support for Life After Loss

     

    Tel: 028 9260 5578

    www.lifeafterloss.org.uk
    www.facebook.com/lifeafterloss
    info@lifeafterloss.org.uk

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

  • MENCAP

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

    www.mencap.org.uk

    Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
    Use Helpline number 0808 808 1111 Information Office
    Tel: 028 9069 1351
    mencapni@mencap.org.uk

  • National Childbirth Trust

    Information and support during pregnancy, birth and early parenthood

    www.nct.org.uk
    National Enquiry line 0300 3300 770
    Dial National Enquiry Line and
    select option for Breast Feeding
    Breastfeeding line 0300 3300 771
    belfast@nct.org.uk

  • Northern Ireland Childminding Association

    Supports and develops registered home-based childcare

    www.nicma.org
    info@nicma.org

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

    Information, advice and support regarding spina bifida and hydrocephalus

    www.spinabifida-ni.org
    Tel: 028 9035 2828
    asbahbelfast@hotmail.co.uk

  • Parents Helpline

    Support and guidance for parents with any family issue

    www.parentshelpline.org.uk
    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.

    www.cruse.org.uk
    Tel: 028 9079 2419
    northern.ireland@cruse.org.uk

  • Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity (SANDS)

    Support for bereaved parents and families

    www.sandsni.org
    NI Regional Office Tel: 028 3839 2509
    NI Helpline 0774 099 3450
    support@sandsni.org

  • The Miscarriage Association

    Support following miscarriage

    magroupni@gmail.com
    www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk
    info@miscarriageassociationni.org.uk
    Tel: 019 2420 0799

  • TinyLife

    Dedicated to reducing premature birth, illness, disability and death

    lifeathome.tinylife.org.uk
    Tel: 028 9081 5050
    info@tinylife.org.uk

  • The Multiple Births Foundation

    Advice, information and support for multiple birth families

    www.multiplebirths.org.uk
    Tel: 020 3313 3519
    mbf@imperial.nhs.uk

  • Twins and Multiple Birth Association (TAMBA)

    Support for families with twins, triplets or more

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

  • 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 – 24hrssupport@dvhelpline.org
    Help site- www.womensaidni.org
    Open to all men and women affected

  • Pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal information

    http://www.little-heartbeats.org.uk

    http://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/pregnancy-complications/waters-breaking-early-pprom

    http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng25?unlid=9291036072016213201257

    www.babycentre.co.uk
    Resource for new and expectant parents

    www.birthchoiceuk.com
    Help in choosing where to give birth

    www.mothers35plus.co.uk
    Resource for the older mother

    www.yogawithgill.com
    Pregnancy, postnatal and baby yoga classes. IAIM baby massage classes
    Tel: 07879810630
    gillyoga@hotmail.com

  • Voluntary breastfeeding organisations, websites and helplines

    Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
    www.abm.me.uk
    Helpline 0844 4122 949 (09:30am – 10:30pm)

    Breastfeeding Network
    www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk
    Supporterline 0300 1000 210 (09:30am – 9:30pm)

    La Leche League
    Breastfeeding information and support
    www.laleche.org.uk
    UK helpline 0845 1202 918

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

    Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland
    www.breastfedbabies.org

    Resource for breastfeeding and baby
    nurturing requirements
    www.expressyourselfmums.co.uk

    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