Useful Links

National SANDS

Provides support to anyone affected by the death of a baby; promotes better care for bereaved parents among health professionals; promotes research into the causes of stillbirth and neonatal death.

Helpline: 0207 436 5881 (staffed Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm; 24-hour answer phone)
Head office: 020 7436 7940
Email: support@uk-sands.org
http://www.uk-sands.org

Babyloss

An online support resource for anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or shortly afterwards. Each October, Babyloss joins forces with other national charities to run remembrance events and to raise awareness about pregnancy and infant loss among the general public and health professionals.
http://www.babyloss.com

Babyloss Awareness Campaign

Tel: 07900 495436

Baby MPS - mailing preferences service online

This is a free site where parents can register online to stop or at least reduce baby related mail.
www.mpsonline.org.uk/bmpsr/

Cot Death (The Foundation For The Study Of Infant Death)

The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) is the UKs leading baby charity working to prevent sudden deaths and promote health. FSID funds research, supports bereaved families and promotes safe baby care advice.
http://www.fsid.org.uk

The Miscarriage Association

Support and information for those affected by pregnancy loss.
www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk

FSID – (The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths)

Working to prevent sudden death and to promote health.
Tel: 020 7802 3200
Helpline: 0808 802 6868
www.fsid.org.uk

Bliss – (For babies born too soon, too small, too sick)

The special care baby charity provide vital support and care to premature and sick babies across the UK. Bliss offer guidance and information at a critical time in families lives.
www.bliss.org.uk

ARC (Antenatal Results and Choices)

A national charity that provides non-directive support and information to parents throughout the antenatal testing process, to help parents arrive at the most appropriate decision for them if testing reveals that there is a risk of their baby being born with an abnormality.
Tel: 0207 631 0285
http://www.arc-uk.org

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

Support and information for people who have had or been affected by an ectopic pregnancy.
Tel: 0207 733 2653
www.ectopic.org.uk

Child Bereavement Charity

Supporting families when a child dies.
Tel: 01494 568900
www.childbereavement.org.uk

Pencil Sketch Portraits

Pencil portraits sensitively hand drawn from photographs emailed to the artist, Angela.
Pencil Portraits from Photos - www.pencilsketchportraits.co.uk

Tamba Bereavement Support Group (twin or multiple loss)

The Bereavement Support Group (BSG) was established in 1982 in response to requests from parents who had lost a twin. Dr Elizabeth Bryan, a founder member of the Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA), recognised the special needs of such families, and with a parent who had lost a twin, began the support group, producing its first leaflet.
http://www.tamba-bsg.org.uk

CRUSE Bereavement Care

Tel: 0844 477 9400
www.cruseberavementcare.org.uk

Association of Post Natal Illness

Tel: 0207 386 0868
www.apni.org


Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

Tel: 01733 555988 (local call rate)
www.asbah.org

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