Useful links

The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is not responsible for the production or maintenance of any external website listed within this booklet and cannot therefore guarantee accuracy of the contents.  Listings should not be taken as endorsements of views expressed within them.

Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC)

Non – directive support and information for parents throughout antenatal testing
345 City Road, London, EC1V 1LR  
Helplines: 0845 077 2290/020 7713 7486
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 5:30pm

AWARE - the national depression charity for Northern Ireland

40-44 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GG or call 208 9035 7820


A UK Charity working to provide the best possible care ad support for all premature and sick babies and their families
9 Holyrood Street, London, SE1 2EL
Tel: 020 7378 1122

Brook Advisory Centre

Confidential sexual health advice for under 25s
9 – 13 Waring Street, Belfast BT1 2DX  
Tel: 028 9032 8866

Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA)

Cleft lip and palate information, advice and support
First Floor. Green Man Tower, 332B
Goswell Road, London EC1V 7LQ  
Tel: 020 7833 4883

Disability Action NI

Information, advice and support for people with a disability
Portside Business Park, 189 Airport
Road, Belfast BT3 9ED  
Tel: 028 9029 7882
Text phone: 028 9029 7882  
Transport Number 02890297870

Down’s syndrome Association

Information, advice and support for families and carers affected by Down’s syndrome
Unit 2 Marlborough House, 348
Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 6GH
Tel: 028 9066 5260

Family Planning Association

Information, advice and support on all aspects of sexual health
3rd Floor, Ascot House, 24–31
Shaftesbury Square, Belfast BT2 7DB  
Helpline 0845 122 8687, Monday – Friday 09:00 – 5:00pm

Family Support

This site provides details of a wide range of services provided by statutory, voluntary and community organisations to support families. This information will help families, young people, children and practitioners in Northern Ireland to find local services to meet their needs.

Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID)

Supports bereaved families and promotes safe baby care advice  
NI contact – Cheryl Pierce, Tel: 07864983702
Email -  
Helpline 0808 802 6869. Available – 10:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday, calls are answered in confidence by trained befrienders who have been bereaved by the sudden and unexpected death of their baby. Email –

Gingerbread NI

Supporting one parent families
169 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HR  
Tel: 028 9023 1417
Free phone Helpline 0808 808 8090 

Life After Loss

Support for Life After Loss Tel: 028 9260 5578
The phone line is active during business hours 
Support is available online and by email


Support for people with a learning
disability and their families and carers
Segal House, 4 Annadale Avenue,
Belfast BT7 3JH  
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Use Helpline number 0808 808 1111 Information Office
Tel: 028 9069 1351

National Childbirth Trust

Information and support during pregnancy, birth and early parenthood
Alexandra House, London, W3 6NH.  
National Enquiry line 0300 3300 770
Dial National Enquiry Line and
select option for Breast Feeding
Breastfeeding line 0300 3300 771  

Northern Ireland Childminding Association

Supports and develops registered home-based childcare
16 – 18 Mill Street, Newtownards, Co. Down, BT23 4LU
Tel: 028 9181 1015

Northern Ireland Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (NIASBAH)

Information, advice and support regarding spina bifida and hydrocephalus
Link Resource Centre, 218 York Street, Belfast BT15 1GY  
Tel: 028 9035 2828

Parents Helpline

Support and guidance for parents with any family issue
2nd Floor, Andras House, 60 Great
Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BB.  
Tel: 028 9031 0891
Freephone helpline 0808 8010 722 

Remember our child – Cruse Bereavement Care

Bereavement support after the loss of a child – miscarriage, stillbirth, cot death, illness or accident
Cruse Bereavement Care, Graham House, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Belfast BT8 8BH.  
Tel: 028 9079 2419

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity (SANDS)

Support for bereaved parents and families  
NI Regional Office Tel: 028 3839 2509
NI Helpline 0774 099 3450

The Miscarriage Association

Support following miscarriage  
Tel: 019 2420 0799


Dedicated to reducing premature birth, illness, disability and death
The Arches Centre, 1st Floor, 11-13 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5AA  
Tel: 028 9081 5050

New TinyLife Website

The Multiple Births Foundation

Advice, information and support for multiple birth families  
Tel: 020 3313 3519

Twins and Multiple Birth Association (TAMBA)

Support for families with twins, triplets or more
Contact: Kelly McDonald, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB
Tel: 07525117010 - Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Women’s Aid Federation NI

Support for women and their families affected by domestic violence
24 hour Domestic and Sexual Violence helpline: 0800 917 1414
Office Tel: 028 9024 9041
Text- Support to 077 9780 5839
Email –  
Help site- 
Open to all men and women affected

Pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal information 
Resource for new and expectant parents 
Help in choosing where to give birth 
Resource for the older mother 
Pregnancy, postnatal and baby yoga classes. IAIM baby massage classes
Gill Henderson, experienced Birthlight yoga teacher.South Belfast and Lisburn.
Tel: 07879810630 

Voluntary breastfeeding organisations, websites and helplines

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers 
Helpline 0844 4122 949 (09:30am - 10:30pm)

Breastfeeding Network 
Supporterline 0300 1000 210 (09:30am - 9:30pm)

La Leche League
Breastfeeding information and support 
UK helpline 0845 1202 918

National Childbirth Trust (NCT) 
Enquiry Line 0300 3300 770
Select breastfeeding option (08:00am - 10:00pm)
Breastfeeding helpline 0300 3300 771

Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland

Resource for breastfeeding and baby
nurturing requirements

UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative

National Breastfeeding Helpline 0300 100 0212

Professional organisations websites

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Royal College of Midwives

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Public Services


Information on a wide range of services provided by statutory, voluntary and community organisations throughout Northern Ireland.

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for Northern Ireland

Advice about public services in the United Kingdom

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Public Health Agency Northern Ireland