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.
For further details please contact Ruth Lewis, HR Co-ordinator on ext. 8784.
The following websites may provide useful information:
www.MAMA.org.uk - This is a "meet a mum association"
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.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