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  • Website Little kids, big questions: a Zero to Three podcast series on early childhood development
    Each podcast in this series features an interview with an expert focussing on the application of research on early childhood development to daily interactions with babies and toddlers. It addresses some of the most commo ...

    Publisher: Zero to Three
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website All babies count - support for parents
    All babies count explores the challenges that new parents face and the vulnerability of babies. The leaflet offers advice and suggestions to enable parents to start their life together in the right way to help their chil ...

    Publisher: NSPCC, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Postpartum psychosis: severe mental illness after childbirth
    A leaflet aimed at women who want to know about postpartum psychosis, women who have a high risk of postpartum psychosis because of prior mental health problems, their partners and families. It explains what postpartum p ...

    Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists (RPSYCH)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Caring for your baby at night: a guide for parents
    This leaflet, endorsed by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID), is designed to offer helpful, practical advice on coping at night. It covers getting some rest, nigh ...

    Publisher: Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website The health professional’s guide to: Caring for your baby at night
    This guide has been written to help health professionals who will be using the booklet: "Caring For Your Baby At Night" with new parents. It looks at the evidence underpinning the recommendations in the leaflet and offer ...

    Publisher: Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Three steps to escaping domestic violence: A guide for black and minority ethnic (BME) women and children
    This leaflet is aimed specifically at women in black and minority ethnic communities. It covers advice on the three steps to escaping violence and abuse: report the abuse; how to take actions; and how to keep safe from a ...

    Publisher: Home Office
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Families in the foundation years: from pregnancy to children aged five - parents area (website)
    This section of the website takes parents through what they can expect to encounter during pregnancy and the first five years of their child’s life, explaining what support and services they are entitled to in each phase ...

    Publisher: 4Children
    Published Date: 2011

  • Adobe Acrobat Document Manchester University: Positive parenting programme research - inviting volunteers to participate
    This is a doctoral research study trialling a new type of parenting support called Baby Triple P Positive Parenting Programme to see if it is effective in reducing symptoms associated with postnatal depression and in imp ...

    Publisher: University of Manchester
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website The Freedom Programme
    This website provides information, free resources and details of courses for women victims of domestic abuse and for professionals working with them. The aims of the programme are to help women understand the beliefs hel ...

    Publisher: The Freedom Programme
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website TAC interconnections
    TAC interconnections is the name of a new website which brings together work on Team Around the Child (TAC) and the free Interconnections electronic bulletin. TAC interconnections is all about babies, children and young ...

    Publisher: Team Around the Child Interconnections
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Family Action's Perinatal Service
    1 in 6 pregnant women are affected by mental distress and mental health issues, if not dealt with, can affect the relationship between mother and child and impact on a child’s long-term development. This is why they are ...

    Publisher: Family Action
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website The Joanne (Joe) Bingley Memorial Foundation
    A not-for-profit organisation which aims to raise awareness and de-stigmatize postnatal depression and provide information and support to those affected by it and to those who care for them.

    Publisher: The Joanne (Joe) Bingley Memorial Foundation
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website DVD - A child for life
    A 22-minute educational film explaining Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and including interviews with experts, families and children affected by FASD. Available to purchase - click on the link on the NOFAS-UK web ...

    Publisher: National Organisation on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - UK (NOFAS-UK)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website It's not a good idea to drink whilst pregnant
    A leaflet explaining the facts about pregnancy and drinking alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Can be ordered from the NOFAS-UK website. Full details in the Resources section of the NOFAS website.

    Publisher: National Organisation on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - UK (NOFAS-UK)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website How wonderful you are having a baby
    A leaflet which encourages pregnant women to avoid alcohol. An excellent resource for midwives to give pregnant women. Details available in the Resources section of the NOFAS website.

    Publisher: National Organisation on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - UK (NOFAS-UK)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website FASD the preventable disability
    A 12-page booklet containing basic information on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Can be ordered from the NOFAS-UK website.

    Publisher: National Organisation on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - UK (NOFAS-UK)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Seasons for Growth
    Seasons for Growth: Grief Education is an early intervention programme that helps children and adults to cope with significant change or loss. It helps them to understand their emotions and how they are going to cope, an ...

    Publisher: Seasons for Growth
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Tommy's PregnancyLine
    This new free pregnancy helpline is there to help mums-to-be, their partners, family members and friends, and also health professionals looking for specialist advice. Experienced midwives specialise in advice on healthy ...

    Publisher: Tommy's
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Young People (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
    Links to a range of guides, booklets and web resources for young people and families about mental health and emotional well-being issues.

    Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Netbuddy
    Website where you can find tips from other parents, teachers and therapists - people with everyday experience of learning disability. You can also share handy hints and “eureka moments”. Forums for exchanging ideas wit ...

    Publisher: Netbuddy
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Action Postpartum Psychosis (APP)
    Postpartum psychosis (also called puerperal psychosis, postnatal psychosis, postpartum bipolar disorder) is a severe mental illness, which has a sudden onset in the first few weeks following childbirth. Action Postpartum ...

    Publisher: Action Postpartum Psychosis (APP)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Acacia Family Support
    Run and staffed by women and volunteers who have suffered and recovered from post natal depression, Acacia provides telephone support and a weekly befriending service for mothers and their families affected by pre or pos ...

    Publisher: Acacia Family Support
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Parent Infant Clinic
    Specialising in the emotional and mental health of infants, the Parent Infant Clinic provides assessment and treatment to parents with infants and toddlers and consultations to primary care givers. It is also a forum for ...

    Publisher: Parent Infant Clinic
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website NHS Choices: Parent caring
    This section of the NHS Choices website is aimed at parents caring for a child with a disability or long-term condition. It covers dealing with the diagnosis, obtaining information about the disability or condition, car ...

    Publisher: NHS Choices
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website The Angela Harrison Charitable Trust
    A registered charity which aims to help women and their families by raising awareness and providing information about postnatal depression/illness. The website allows mums read about the experience of others, provides li ...

    Publisher: The Angela Harrison Charitable Trust
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Perinatal Illness (PNI) UK
    A registered UK charity for women and their families who have or think they may have any kind of perinatal illness. Provides information, helpful hints, suggests books and gives links to other organisations.

    Publisher: Perinatal Illness UK (PNI)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Association for Post Natal Illness
    Website of the Association, which provides a telephone helpline, information leaflets for sufferers and healthcare professionals as well as a network of volunteers (telephone and postal), who have themselves experienced ...

    Publisher: Association for Post Natal Illness (APNI)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Samaritans
    Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. They offer help by telephon ...

    Publisher: The Samaritans
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website SANE
    Sane aims to raise awareness and combat stigma about mental illness and works to improve mental health services. It provides care and support for people with mental health problems, their families and carers, information ...

    Publisher: SANE
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website SANE - emotional support
    SANE exists to provide emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness. There are thre main ways to reach SANE: telephone helpline, email and by using the online support forum.

    Publisher: SANE
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Self-injury support (Bristol Crisis Service for Women)
    A national organisation supporting girls and women in emotional distress and in particular those who harm themselves. Offers a variety of support including: text and email support for self-injury and self harm; informati ...

    Publisher: Bristol Crisis Service for Women
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Anxiety UK
    ANXIETY UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services. The organisation works with external agencies and health ...

    Publisher: Anxiety UK
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Depression Alliance
    A leading UK charity for people affected by depression. It offers information, support and understanding for people who are concerned about, or caring for, someone with depression and campaigns to reduce the stigma attac ...

    Publisher: Depression Alliance
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Hearing Voices Network (HVN)
    The Hearing Voices Network (HVN) helps people who hear voices and offers information support and understanding to them and those who support them. The network works to raise awareness of voice hearing, visions, tactile s ...

    Publisher: Hearing Voices Network (HVN)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website MDF The BiPolar Organisation
    A national user-led organisation and registered charity for people whose lives are affected by bipolar disorder. It provides information and publications, employment advice, a self-management training programme and an e- ...

    Publisher: MDF The BiPolar Organisation
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website No Panic
    No Panic is a voluntary charity, which aims to help people suffering from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and other related anxiety disorders and to provide support to sufferers and their families ...

    Publisher: No Panic
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Patient Information Centre: self help leaflets
    Self-help booklets written by clinical psychologists with contributions from service users and healthcare staff from Northumberland. They cover a range of issues including: abuse, depression, eating disorders, stress and ...

    Publisher: Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Peers Early Education Partnership (PEEP) [website
    PEEP supports parents and carers in their role as children’s first and most important educators. It provide training and support for practitioners working with families.

    Publisher: Peers Early Education Partnership (PEEP)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website
    This website has been compiled by health visitors to provide information on children's health, behaviour and development. For parents of infants and children up to five years old, the FAQ section has 180 frequently asked ...

    Publisher: Midwives Online (MWOL) Ltd
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Early support: information for parents booklets
    A set of ten booklets, each describing either a particular condition or a range of factors affecting young children’s development. The booklets were created at the request of parents to provide 'first-step' information t ...

    Publisher: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website Triple P
    Triple P, Positive Parenting Program, is parenting and family support strategy aimed at preventing behavioural, emotional and developmental problems in children by enhancing the knowledge, skills and confidence of paren ...

    Publisher: Triple P International Pty. Ltd.
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Childcare choices [website
    This website has general information for parents and practitioners about the types of chilcare available and what type of service you would expect to receive. Specific information about services relates to Northern Irela ...

    Publisher: Northern Ireland Government Services (NIDirect)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Dad Info
    Provides essential information for fathers on becoming a father, relationships with children, rights at work, separation and divorce.

    Publisher: Dad Info Ltd
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Family and Parenting Institute
    The Family and Parenting Institute champions families. It draws on research and evidence to influence policy and offer practical solutions to make society more family friendly. The website includes research, books and pu ...

    Publisher: National Family and Parenting Institute (NFPI)
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Mumsnet
    An information website for mothers with a wide range of advice on pregnancy, childbirth and early years.

    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Netmums
    Netmums is an online parenting organisation. It is made up of a family of local websites and networks for mums aimed at helping mums cope with and enjoy being a mum. Provides all kinds of information about parenting and ...

    Publisher: Netmums
    Published Date: 2009

  • Website Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) What You Need To Know Series
    These fact sheets help answer questions about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)

    Publisher: SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence
    Published Date: 2008

  • Website Family Links: transforming schools and families
    Family Links trains parenting practitioners to deliver the Nurturing Programme, which promotes good relationship within families, in schools and voluntary organisations.

    Publisher: Family Links
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Family Caring Trust
    Supports and empowers parents by providing practical, skill-based resources - newsletter, booklets, and training - to improve family relationships.

    Publisher: Family Caring Trust
    Published Date: 2001

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