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Perinatal support and counselling for new mums and dads

Links for pregnancy and after birth

Find help and support with these links for pregnancy and beyond.

Antenatal screening and choices

ARC – Antenatal Results and Choices

Website: www.arc-uk.org

Email: info@arc-uk.org

Helpline: 0207 713 7486

Birth trauma

Birth Trauma Association

Website: www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk

For information and links to a closed Facebook support group.

Breastfeeding

Suffolk Babies

Website: www.suffolkbabies.co.uk/breastfeeding-support

Suffolk Health and Children’s Centres

Website: www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/childrens-health/infant-feeding
Details of children’s centres across Suffolk and their breastfeeding support groups

The Breastfeeding Network (BfN)

Helpline: 0300 100 0210

Website: www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

The National Breastfeeding Helpline

Helpline: 0300 100 0212

La Leche League

Helpline: 0845 120 2918

Website: www.laleche.org.uk

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

Helpline: 0300 330 0700, open 8 am – 10 pm.

Website: www.nct.org.uk

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

Helpline: 0300 330 5453

Website: http://abm.me.uk/

Crying

Crysis

Website: www.cry-sis.org.uk

Helpline: 08451 228 669

Domestic Violence

Anglia Care Trust

Freephone advice line for victims: 0800 9775690

Website: www.angliacaretrust.org.uk

Leeway Domestic Abuse Service - Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Service

Helpline: 0300 561 0077

Website: www.leewaysupport.org

­­­­­­­­Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care:

Helpline: 0300 303 3706

Email: nsvictimcare@victimsupport.org.uk

Website: www.nsvictimcare.org/contact-us/

Lighthouse Women’s Aid

Helpline: 01473 228270

Website: www.lighthousewa.org.uk

Bury St Edmunds Women’s Aid Centre:

Helpline: 01284 753085

Website: www.burystedmundswomensaid.org.uk

Alumah:

Helpline: 07770 468698

Website: www.alumah.co.uk

Compassion:

Helpline: 07597 337831

Website: www.compass-ion.org

Waveney domestic violence and abuse forum:

Helpline: 01502 572143 or 07906 245979

Website: www.waveneydvforum.org.uk

(Sexual Assault Referral Centre – SARC) The Ferns:

Helpline: 0300 1235058

Website: www.theferns-suffolk.org.uk

Suffolk Rape Crisis

Helpline: 0800 085 0520

Website: www.srchelp.org.uk

Survivors in Transition

Helpline: 01473 232499 / 07765 052282

Website: www.survivorsintransition.co.uk

Fresh Start New Beginnings

Helpline: 01473 353355

Website: www.fsnb.org.uk

Ectopic pregnancy

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

Website: www.ectopic.org.uk

Helpline: 020 7733 2653

Financial hardship

Food Banks

List of food banks across Suffolk

Suffolk Baby Bank

Website: www.suffolkbabybank.co.uk

The Suffolk Advice and Support Service

Helpline: 0800 068 3131

Loneliness

Get Me Out The Four Walls

Website: www.getmeout.org.uk

Informal social meets for parents across Norfolk and Suffolk

Meet

Website: www.meetsuffolk.co.uk

Miscarriage

Tommys

Website: www.tommys.org

Helpline: 0800 0147 800

Email: midwife@tommys.org

Miscarriage association

Website: www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk

Helpline: 01924 200799

Email: info@miscarriageassociation.org.uk

The Mariposa Trust

Website: www.sayinggoodbye.org

Helpline: 0845 293 8027
Email: support@sayinggoodbye.org

Perinatal Mental Health

Suffolk Community Perinatal Service

Website: www.nsft.nhs.uk/Our-services/Pages/Community-Perinatal-Service-Suffolk.aspx

Wellbeing Suffolk

Website: www.wellbeingnands.co.uk/suffolk

Non emergency contact number: 0300 123 1503

Pandas (PND Awareness and Support)

Website: www.pandasfoundation.org.uk

Helpline: 0808 1961 776

Suffolk Mind – Mums Matter

Website: www.suffolkmind.org.uk/services/mums-matter

Action on Postpartum Psychosis

Website: www.app-network.org

Suffolk Mind – Night Owls:

Website: www.suffolkmind.org.uk/services/suffolk-night-owls-telephone-support-line

First Response:

Helpline: 0808 196 3494

A 24/7 helpline for people needing immediate advice, support and signposting for their mental health

Premature babies

Bliss

Website: www.bliss.org.uk

Email: hello@bliss.org.uk

Tommys

Website: www.tommys.org

Helpline: 0800 0147 800

Email: midwife@tommys.org

Relationship help

Relate

Website: www.relate.org.uk

Family Lives

Website: www.familylives.org.uk

Email: askus@familylives.org.uk

Helpline: 0808 800 2222

Stillbirth

Sands

Helpline: 0808 164 3332

Email: helpline@sands.org.uk

Sands also offer local support groups, an online community and a bereavement support app. Visit www.sands.org.uk for more details

Tommys

Website: www.tommys.org

Helpline: 0800 0147 800

Email: midwife@tommys.org

Support for single parents

Gingerbread

Website: www.gingerbread.org.uk

Helpline: 0808 802 0925

Family Lives

Website: www.familylives.org.uk

Email: askus@familylives.org.uk

Helpline: 0808 800 2222

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