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Current projects from across the connection.  Click on those that interest you and get involved!

COMMUNITY

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Friends of Moor Nook Park – aiming to raise the profile of the park and make a it a nicer place to be

Raglan Road Preschool Playgroup – registered charity playgroup in Sale, Cheshire

Sensoriel – a mobile multi sensory service for children and adults with additional needs

Strong Voices – helping children and young people around the world put the pieces back together

 

FAMILY LIFE

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Fourth Trimester Meet – information and support for bumps and babies up to 4 months

Growing Families – a one day conference exploring expectations and evidence around the early days with baby

Motherwell Cheshire – promoting positive health and wellbeing, by offering a range of educational services, holistic therapies and mental health support

SPOONS Neonatal Family Support – supporting families and babies experiencing Neonatal care in North Manchester & Royal Oldham Hospitals

UKPEA – aiming to bring change to the maternity world to improve the lives of mums and babies through pregnancy, birth and the first two years (1001 critical days)

 

HEALTHCARE

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Childhood Tumour Trust – a small charity dedicated to supporting children, young people and their families with Neurofibromatosis Type 1

 

INFANT FEEDING

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B.O.O.B.S. Salford – a small community project in Salford, Greater Manchester, which aims to help women to become more confident to breastfeed

Call to Action – UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative’s call to UK health ministers

GP Infant Feeding Network – connecting GPs and infant feeding professionals, encouraging the education of GPs when it comes to infant feeding

#hospitalbreastfeeding – a campaign to highlight the need for improved breastfeeding support on paediatric wards and in children’s hospitals

Breastfeeding support on adult wards – highlighting the problems faced by breastfeeding mothers who are admitted to hospital

WBTi – the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative, measuring the UK’s performance against the WHO Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding.

 

MATERNITY

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Birthrights – dedicated to improving women’s experience of pregnancy and childbirth by promoting respect for human rights

Birth You In Love – a grassroots movement to help women empower themselves through childbirth

Blood to Baby – tools to inform women about the benefits of delayed cord clamping

Caesarean In Focus – a change platform that aims to transform the way that families experience caesarean birth

Global Village Network (including Global Village Midwives) – networking together to improve health globally

Manchester Homebirth – to enable parents who have had or who are planning homebirths, to meet and support each other

Maternity Matters – a place where women and their families can share their stories on pregnancy, birth, and maternity issues

#MatExp – grassroots maternity experience campaign, for anyone with an interest in improving maternity care in the UK or overseas

Midwifery Unit Network – a community of people with an interest in supporting and promoting the development and growth of midwifery units (birth centres)

The Pinks N Blues – support to anyone who has experienced a loss of their baby in the 1st and/or 2nd trimester of pregnancy

Showing Thanks – saying “thank you” to maternity professionals

 

MENTAL HEALTH

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Life With Baby – online peer support network, Kent, UK

Maternal Mental Health Scotland – forum of health professionals in Scotland who work with pregnant women, new mums, and their families and carers

Mums and Babies in Mind – a Maternal Mental Health Alliance project

Perinatal Mental Health Network – connecting those interested in perinatal mental health

PND & Me – raising awareness and supporting those affected by Perinatal Mental Illness