Family Life

SPOONS Neonatal Family Support

Project Coordinator:  Kirsten Mitchell

Supporting families and babies experiencing Neonatal care in North Manchester & Royal Oldham Hospitals.

Neonatal support charity focused on supporting parents of neonatal babies, and neonatal hospital units in Oldham and Manchester.

Their aim is to raise funds to improve family services and support whilst baby is in hospital, and help support the units to buy essential equipment. They also support parents after baby has been discharged.



SPOONS has a private Facebook group exclusively for parents on the unit. Parents can access support from other parents and read about other parents’ experiences on the unit. Please send a request to join the group here:


Find out more here:
Or follow @SpoonsCharity on Twitter
Registered Charity No. 1167043

Categories: Family Life

4 replies »

  1. Hi my name is Karen & my son & daughter in law have had their baby 15 wks early, think are completely bewildered atm, they both need some support from other parents in a similar situation although they are not on Facebook do you have another link to help them in advance Thankyou 😊


    • Hi Karen,
      My name is Kirsten and I am involved with SPOONS, I also volunteer on NICU and run a couple of parent support groups.
      Congratulations on the birth of your grandchild. My little boy was born 16 weeks early so I understand how shellshocked you all must be feeling.
      You can contact me directly at and I can give you my contact number.
      Kirsten x


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