Information and support in one place.

Often partners and family members require support themselves following a birth trauma.

This page lists support services that family members can contact for help.

It also shows other support services that my be relevant such as birth injury to baby, maternal birth injuries and maternal mental health.

Support organisations and charities

Make Birth Better is a unique collective of parents and professionals on a mission to end suffering from birth trauma.

They exist to make birth better for all, including the road before and the journey beyond. Their work aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of birth trauma through clinically-led training, support and campaigning.

Visit our website to access support for partners who have experienced a birth trauma.

Support organisations and charities

Mind.

Mind, the mental health charity.

When you're living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information is vital.

Visit our website or contact our InfoLine at 0300 123 3393

Email: [email protected]

Our lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday

(except for bank holidays).

Support organisations and charities

We have a variety of different support services available, all run by a trained team of PANDAS volunteers who are here to help you.

Our aim is to make sure no parent, family or carer feels alone. We have a variety of support services available to ensure help is delivered in a way that is right for you. No one suffering any form of mental illness should feel they’re on their own.

Support organisations and charities

Some babies can experience profound and severe consequences following a birth injury. Sadly for some, this may mean they will have short lives.

If you have been told that your baby is unlikely to live into adulthood, we understand the deep sense of grief and uncertainty that this will bring. Tŷ Hafan provides essential support to help you navigate this uncertainty and distress. You do not have to go through this journey alone.

We can provide you and your family with practical and emotional support whenever you need it and for however long you need it, including a wide range of therapies designed to enhance your child's wellbeing. These support services are available in our Sully-based hospice and within communities across south, east, mid and west Wales.

Our focus is always on what your child can do, rather than what they are unable to do, to help you make the most out of the precious time you have together.

Tŷ Hafan's specialist care extends to the whole family. We know how demanding it can be to care for a seriously unwell child, so we have services in place for families, including parents and siblings, through bereavement and beyond.

If your baby or child becomes seriously unwell, we may be able to offer a tranquil place of care for you all. We have a Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist who can guide you through our services and identify how we can best support you.

Support organisations and charities

Billys.

In 2015 Helen O’Neill-Nash had full admissions for her son’s medical negligence case. She recognised knowing other people going through the same experience would help her. A small FB group found her. Over the following 6 years Helen and another admin developed the group to over 900 members. They were however increasingly concerned about confidentiality for the members and safeguarding those who we recognised as vulnerable families.

As a result, a new private group was established in 2021 which was by invitation only for those in active litigation. This gave us more confidence to discuss and research issues, grow our admin team, and provide verified links and information. We have online discussions and offer telephone support for members.

The private group has now grown massively and inspired the start of a CIC to actively seek out families going through birth injury litigation for their children and offer support both during and post-settlement.

Our CIC known as www.Billys.org.uk informs and empowers families through what is a very isolating and stressful time

Legal advice.

When families are faced with a birth injury it is important to understand what went wrong and what advice is out there. We have put together some useful services offered by Hugh James Solicitors including their award winning clinical negligence team that also specialises in birth injuries.

Visit Hugh James Website

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