New Parent Buddy Scheme

Parenthood is often described as the hardest job in the world – your life can be turned upside down by the new arrival in your life and your attitudes towards life and work can change in ways that you may never have imagined possible! Sometimes new parents find it helpful to talk to someone who has been, or is going through, the same experiences, for reassurance and support.

The LJMU Buddy Scheme was launched in 2007 for this purpose.

Synopsis of LJMU Buddy Scheme
Guidance for Parents
Guidance for Buddies 

For further details please contact Ruth Lewis, HR Co-ordinator on ext. 8784.

The following websites may provide useful information:

www.tommys.org

www.MAMA.org.uk - This is a "meet a mum association"

www.netmums.com

www.mind.org.uk - The mental health charity

www.nctpregnancyandbabycare.com - National Childbirth Trust

http://apni.org/ - The association of post-natal illness

www.aims.org.uk - Campaigns for better understanding of the normal birth process and also provides support and information about maternity choices in the UK and Ireland 

www.dh.gov.uk - Department of Health, provides some good links to health information for example healthy eating etc

www.tamba.org.uk/ - Tamba provides information, a confidential helpline, and mutual support networks for families of twins, triplets and more.

www.cry-sis.org.uk - Crying baby, screaming baby, sleeplessness and other sleep problems. Cry-sis
provides support for families with excessively crying babies

www.bliss.org.uk - BLISS , the premature baby charity 
 
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk - Official Web site for the NHS 24 hour telephone helpline, NHS Direct. Information about health problems

www.rcm.org.uk - The Royal College of Midwives is the only trade union and professional organisation run by midwives for midwives.

www.nct.org.uk - National Childbirth Trust, United Kingdom. Childbirth and parenting charity. Information on pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and parenthood

www.arc-uk.org - Antenatal Results and Choices - ARCUK charity ARC provides non-directive support and information to parents throughout the antenatal testing process. Particularly good for diagnosis of abnormality

www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/26739065/ - Maternity Alliance - Patient UK. A directory of UK health, disease, illness and related medical websites that provide patient information



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