Links, Tips and Ideas for Families

New baby (or babies!)

Ideas, help and links for pregnancy, birth and multiple births

Multiple births
A vital resource to professionals and families alike, it aims to improve the care and support of multiple birth families through the education of all relevant professionals.

TAMBA – Twins and multiple birth Association
TAMBA supports families with twins, triplets or more, individually, through local twins clubs and specialist support groups.

Baby Basics
Baby Basics is a volunteer-led project aiming to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby.

NORPIP (can the link be put behind the heading please as a hover over?) [No link here] Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership is one of Northamptonshire’s best loved family therapy charities supporting parents to be and parents with children under two to form stable relationships.

The Bliss helpline is a UK wide confidential telephone service that offers a listening ear, emotional support and information to families whose baby is in or has been in neonatal care.

Bounty are best known for the educational guides and product sample packs they provide to expectant mothers, new parents and young families.

Cry-sis is an efficient and effective in providing self-help and support to families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.

National Childbirth Trust 
National Childbirth Trust give advice, information and services in relation to pregnancy, birth, the early weeks and months right through to toddler stage.

Special needs

Information Advise Support Service
Northamptonshire’s Information, Advice and Support Service is a statutory service which is run at ‘arm’s length’ from the Local Authority and provides free, confidential, impartial advice, guidance and support to parents of children with special educational needs and children and young people with SEND.

Autism Concern
Autism Concern is now serving the thousands of people who form Northamptonshire’s autism community with their play schemes, youth groups, family support service and training as well as raising awareness of autism and raising money to fund, sustain and create new schemes.

ADHD Matters
ADHD Matters Supported by Autism Concern and Northamptonshire County Council is a service offering information, advice and guidance on all aspects of ADHD and related conditions

Mind Northampton and District
Mind offer high quality recovery-based services to adults and young people who live in the areas of Northampton, Daventry, Brackley, Towcester, or South Northants.

The Association of Post Natal Illness
Provides support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness, increases public awareness of the illness and encourages research into its cause and nature.

Maternal Mental Health Alliance  (can this link be put behind this heading please as a hover over?
The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) is a coalition of UK organisations committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of women and their children in pregnancy and the first postnatal year.

Disability and illness

Disabled Parents Network
A national organisation of and for disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents, and their families, friends and supporters.

Family Footings 
Family Footings is a national project for families of disabled children and children with special educational needs. They provide advice and resources on how to use person centred thinking to improve outcomes for children and young people in education, health care and day-to-day support.

Family Fund 
Family Fund champions an inclusive society where families with severely disabled or seriously ill children have choices and the opportunity to enjoy ordinary life.

Learning Disabilities 
Provides information about issues which affect the lives of people with learning disabilities and is a useful gateway to some of the other resources on learning disabilities.

Mummy’s Star 
Supports women and their families affected by cancer during pregnancy or soon after.

Behavioural problems

Provides information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance – parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals.


Focuses on understanding children’s behaviour and offering solutions to dealing with a wide range of behavioural problems

ADHD Matters 
ADHD Matters Supported by Autism Concern and Northamptonshire County Council is a service offering information, advice and guidance on all aspects of ADHD and related conditions